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Butterfly Rainforest

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Address: 3215 Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Phone Number: +1 352-846-2000
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A tropical experience in the middle of winter

This is a tropical rain forest in a sanctuary created in the Florida Museum of Natural History. Full of all species of butterflies, beautiful nature paths and streams of clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pheona W
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Explore the different types of butterflies , talk with the technicians about the butterflies' are cared for and the different species. This is very educational!

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a tropical rain forest in a sanctuary created in the Florida Museum of Natural History. Full of all species of butterflies, beautiful nature paths and streams of clear water this will be a paradise where you can forget the bad weather outside.

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Tampa, FL
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience for children of all ages. This beautiful rainforest has been created within the Florida Museum of Natural History and it amazes!! Gorgeous butterflies of all sizes and colors fly overhead or literally on your head, landing on plants within your reach to suck the nectar from the many varieties of flowers blooming in this perpetual summery... More 

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Thank avstampa
Morgantown, West Virginia
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the cold meant that the butterflies were not all that active, the ones in the sun were lovely. Benches at intervals meant there were places to sit and watch them. There were staff at intervals to answer questions about the butterflies and flowers. We'd visit again.

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Thank Nancy L
Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine walking through a rainforest with colorful butterflies of different varieties fluttering around the tropical foliage and even landing on you! Just a delightful, peaceful habitat. Well worth a visit.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The variety and beauty of the butterflies is just amazing!! You can get so close to see every little detail on each one. And, the walking path is surrounded by beautiful and luscious plants. If you need a little pick-me-up of happiness, a must stop!

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Thank Diane G
Blairstown, New Jersey
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great butterfly exhibit. Tour them in a climate orientated facility to make seeing butterflies fascinating.

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Butterfly Rainforest is just that. It is a living part of the Museum of Natural History. It is a large screened enclosure filled with plants, turtles, birds and of course, butterflies. All the animals are very friendly and the butterflies will frequently alight on you so have a camera ready. Guides are there to help with any identifications you... More 

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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to these butterfly houses they are beautiful. This particular day it was raining and a little cool so they had warned me that they may not be flying around too much, but they were active enough. It would probably be incredible when it is warmer.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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176 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many rare species of butterflies (you will learn that their scientific name is lepidoptera) in their natural habitat--- at certain times the scientists will give presentations, and it is nice to see these creatures in the "wild". There is an admission charge, but UF students get in free.

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