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Butterfly Rainforest

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Address: 3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Phone Number: +1 352-846-2000
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Fantastic Butterfly Encounter

Must see attraction for all ages in Gainesville. Stop in at the Museum of Natural History for free and pay a small fee for the butterfly encounter. Excellent stop for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must see attraction for all ages in Gainesville. Stop in at the Museum of Natural History for free and pay a small fee for the butterfly encounter. Excellent stop for photographers.

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Belle Glade, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit full of learning opportunity for people of all ages! You can spend a full day at least enjoying all they have to offer. Very relaxing and a great experience the staff is very friendly and informative. We can't wait to return and we have been several times. Very inexpensive and fun!

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Thank Angela J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a stunning location with some really amazing different types of butterflies. The colors will blow your mind, I never knew you could find do many different types of butterflies...besides the butterflies they have some really other interesting exhibitions that you can look at. Price is basically two cups of coffee for the whole experience. Well worth it.

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Thank Dekangl
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to walk through and experience the beauty of butterflies . The foliage is just as beautiful as it gets . You feel for your visit that in some tropical paradise . Great day trip !!!

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Thank staceywaldrop3735
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lovely time. Its quite. Serene. The employees and students know about butterfiles. Very knowledgeable and loves to share the information. Have been several times and love going each time. Peaceful beautiful place.

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Thank Di R
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a few times, and love the butterfly exhibit. It is well-kept, and there are also several species on display. The staff are extremely knowledgable and very friendly. A recommended stop on your visit to Gainesville.

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Thank Adam C
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been many times and love it every time. It looks a little small and weird from the outside but, when you get inside, its a whole other world! Make sure you are inside for a butterfly release.

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Thank Renee M
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just amazing. The butterflies, birds, plants and flowers are so beautiful. We spent a couple of hours inside moving slowly through the enclosure and never stopped saying "wow." I can't wait to go back!

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Thank Kathgator4uf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our experience. Such a joy to see such beauty of varieties of butterflies. Price for admission was $12 per adult as opposed to $10.50 stated on a brochure we picked up at a store. Still a great place to visit.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the exhibit is great. Butterflies, moths, birds, turtles, fish. It's just something you need to experience. There are no other butterfly gardens like it.

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