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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Nice relaxing place, was fun to come and spend time and enjoy the tons of butterflies that are all in an giant open room and to learn more about them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the Florida Museum of Natural History and Butterfly Rainforest exhibit with my daughter. We enjoyed strolling through the exhibit/habitat and seeing the vast variety of beautiful butterflies! There were so many different species and the colors were vibrant and beautiful. The cost of the Butterfly Rainforest was included in the museum entrance fee. As a Florida resident... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice relaxing place, was fun to come and spend time and enjoy the tons of butterflies that are all in an giant open room and to learn more about them.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Butterfly museum is a real treat in Gainesville. Perfect for families and for individuals. The museum is wonderful too!

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful garden full of colorful butterflies. If you stand still for long enough there's a good chance they'll land on you. A great place to visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to observe and learn about butterflies. I visit several times a year to do photography here. The entomology collection is worth a visit where you can watch grad students pinning butterflies and observe a working lab. Great for adults and kids.

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is separately priced area of the UF Natural History museum, and I highly recommend it. It's a gorgeous screen-enclosed area with a walking path through some lush landscapes, filled with butterflies of all kinds. Outside the museum, on the day we were there, they were selling butterfly-attractive plants at very reasonable prices. I didn't buy any, only because I... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took our 3 kids (15, 13 and 7) here to see the butterflies. We were not disappointed. The butterfly rainforest had so many different types of butterflies, birds and lizards. We all loved it. We also loved the rest of the museum. We spent a good 2 hours here. They have a really cool marine life room that my... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I took our young grandchildren to the Butterfly Rainforest on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It was a fantastic experience for all of us. Thousands of butterflies of many varieties circulate among lush tropical plants. There is a walkway with benches where you can sit and enjoy the spectacle. The museum has informative exhibits and staff members who... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went with our grandchildren and their parents. The little ones were astounded by the sheer number of butterflies. They were everywhere! The grown-ups in the group were similarly smitten. The profusion of flowering plants and butterflies made it an otherworldly experience. I've been to other Butterfly Gardens (Key West and St. Maarten, to name but two), but this one... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What an enjoyable treat. The museum team was very helpful and knowledgeable. I've been to several butterfly 'attractions' this one was far and away the best!

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Additional Information about Butterfly Rainforest

Address: 3215 Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Phone Number: +1 352-846-2000
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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