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Butterfly Rainforest

SW 34th St. and Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
352 846-2000
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We youngest of our group, two 5-UR old girls, were beside themselves. Butterflies flying around them, landing on their shoulders. We all loved the educational displays inside. We were lucky to catch the volunteers talk about the various species. Highly recommend.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

High marks. If you like nature, this is your place. Well informed volunteers. really a wonderful experience.

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Phippsburg, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were amazed at the wonder of this museum. Everything from woolly mammoths to monarch butterflies were covered. There was so much to see, read, touch and enjoy. Of course the highlight was the butterfly rainforest! It was so beautiful and so relaxing to be in this perfectly controlled climate, hear the waterfall sounds and watch hundreds of butterflies enjoying... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is amazing all the variety of colors, shapes and sizes of butterflys and moths to be found here. It is well worth the price of admission for kids and adults. There are a few cautions. First, butterflys land wherever they want which is cool except WATCH YOUR STEP so that you don't injure or kill one that lands on... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The butterfly rainforest is well worth a stop in Gainesville. I learned a lot from the exhibits and enjoyed the experience of being with so many different butterflies in the enclosed garden. The staff members were knowledgable in explaining the different butterflies.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Have visited other butterfly gardens, even had one of my own, but nothing like this one. The variety of butterflies was incredible. The habitat provided for them was outstanding. And the rarity of the butterflies present was quite unusual. I saw so many butterfly species for the first time, it made the experience quite unique. I went with a group... More

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enchanted exhibit that is both educational and tranquil. The location is what an education exhibit is all about

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Overall, the Museum of Natural History is wonderful and FREE. In my opinion, I think they should renounce the charge for the butterfly rainforest and just charge less to get in to the whole museum (maybe like $4/person?) and have it include the rainforest visit. The butterfly rainforest is cool, but maybe not worth $8/person, though children may think so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Spent the afternoon in the museum then at the rainforest we had butterflies landing on us. Very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Go with my friends 2 years ago. And it's very interesting beautiful butterfly. You know it's free for UF student.

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