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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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Nice exhibit

The family had a great time seeing the butterflies. So many different types and LOTS of them! It was fun seeing them eat from flowers and even land on us! I would recommend this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The family had a great time seeing the butterflies. So many different types and LOTS of them! It was fun seeing them eat from flowers and even land on us! I would recommend this to all ages. My boys are ages 8, 5 and 10 months. I will have to say it was a bit crowded. But well worth it!

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Mcalpin, Fl
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Even my youngest grandchildren loved the beautiful butterflies and amazing plants and streams. They really love the family of tiny little birds that nest in the wall areas near the rocks. Stand still for a few minutes and one or more butterflies will rest on your head, shoulders and arms. If you wear colorful clothing and/or perfumes, you are guaranteed... More 

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Westport, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The butterfly rain forest was so much fun. It is attached to the Florida Museum of Natural History - which is free - about an hour to see. But the butterflies were the great attraction. Beautiful.

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Port Orange, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was a fabulous place to visit, for Adults and children. The staff were very knowledgeable in the butterfly rainforest, answering out questions about the plantings, birds and butterflys...

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Fleming Island, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Butterfly Rainforest is an experience you will not soon forget and if you bring you camera bring a large storage card, you will need it. The university does a lot of research here and propagates not only native but also exotic species of butterflies and moths. The habitat is a manmade rainforest where they almost daily... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The flora was interesting and well maintained, with great variety Just a tad too many people. Price is about right.

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Orlando, Florida
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226 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Some TripAdvisor reviewers confuse Butterfly Rainforest, TripAdvisor’s top rated attraction, with Florida Museum of Natural History, the number 2 rated of 61 Gainesville attractions. This may be caused by two separate buildings at different addresses sharing the same parking lot. This review concerns Butterfly Rainforest. My review of the museum is at “Phenomenal.” At my January visit, the temperature was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is an abosolute must see whether you are visiting Gainesville or are a resident. Very beautiful and educational, as well as it is connected to the museum.

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GAINESVILLE
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The rainforest is a nature lover's delight. Nothing similar within hundreds of miles with thousands of butterflies surrounding you as you walt through the paths of the rainforest.

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Beautiful forested area, under a dome that houses hundreds of butterflies. They are all multi-colored and extremely beautiful...some may even land on you. It is sort of a smaller area and won't take up too much of your time, but the museum that it is attached to is also a great place to learn about Florida's natural features and Native... More 

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