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Butterfly Rainforest

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Beautiful

The day we visited was cloudy and overcast. Once inside the garden the butterflies were beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LoriS9183
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Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
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Education and Beauty

Loved all the butterflies and a few birds of the colorful verity. Magic to just sit in each place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane B
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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The Butterfly Rainforest is a 6,400-square-foot screened exhibit exposed to typical Florida weather conditions, resulting in a more natural environment for the butterflies and plants. This living exhibit features hundreds of free-flying butterflies...more
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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The day we visited was cloudy and overcast. Once inside the garden the butterflies were beautiful, and the foliage extraordinary. Very nice visit.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LoriS9183
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello LoriS9183, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and for the positive comments. Thanks for also clarifying the butterflies are indeed active on overcast days during warm weather. We hope you'll visit again if you have the opportunity. Kind regards, Paul...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved all the butterflies and a few birds of the colorful verity. Magic to just sit in each place to see wait and see what comes to visit. The Natural History part was so interesting; especially learning about the natives of this area. We spent...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jane B
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jane B, Thank you for the thoughtful and positive review. The augmented reality screen you reference, located in the Florida Museum Central Gallery, has been extremely popular with guests. We're also glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so much more than I was expecting. I could spend all day there just sitting on one of the benches and watching the beautiful butterflies flutter on by.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank omerellinwonderland
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello omerellinwonderland, Thanks for the review, and we're extremely pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations. We hope you'll visit again when you have the opportunity. Sincerely, Paul R.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was amazing. Not only were there butterflies everywhere, they also have some birds and they had some beautiful colored fish in the stream that ran through it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 121Boo
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi 121Boo, Thank you for the comments and review. The "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit is definitely an amazing, peaceful experience! We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Paul R.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite things to do in Gainesville. I go once a year and it never disappoints. Highly recommend

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank marienjnj
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi marienjnj, Thank you for the review. We're pleased to hear the "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit at the Florida Museum is one of your favorite things to do in Gainesville! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul R.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We two adults visited the museum and butterfly rainforest yesterday and had a fabulous time. The morning was filled with a beautiful depiction of a tropical rainforest with butterflies everywhere. Lori, who has worked there for 12 years, filled us in on the history and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Patti P
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Patti P, Thank you for the review and kind words. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the Florida Museum of Natural History and our "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul R.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful plants and amazing butterflies. Go! A friend designed this and my daughter set the first stone years ago when she was three....it's cool to see it change over time

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Patrick W
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Patrick W, Thank you for the review and sharing your comments. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul R.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A spectacular time was had by all. My husband, daughter, son and I had a very leisurely walk through the museum then into the butterfly forest. The easy and inviting walk had something interesting around every curve. My daughter was amazed when a lovely butterfly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jodie m
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi jodie m, We're so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit and captured some great photos in the "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Paul R.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have taken several visitors here who declared they were not really interested, Without exception, they were all overwhelmed by the charm of the Butterfly Rain Forest with the exotic butterflies flying all around them along the beautifully landscaped paths, and it was hard to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GeoffreyG829
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi GeoffreyG829, Thank you for the kind review and for bringing your guests to visit the Florida Museum of Natural History's "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit. In addition to the daily 2 p.m. Butterfly Spotlight, butterflies are also released at 3 p.m. on weekends. We hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing butterflies, wonderful colors, great variety of them. Only downside is the cost. It is in the Natural History Museum which is free, but must pay for this section.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark N
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mark N, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. To address your comment about the cost, the Florida Museum must purchase each butterfly that is displayed in the "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit, so there are hard costs associated with operating the exhibit. But one...More

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Lucian B's answer is correct: "The Florida Museum of Natural History allows the use of trained service animals by individuals with disabilities in public Museum areas. Comfort animals, emotional support animals and pets are... More
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May 27, 2018|
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Hi - The Butterfly Rainforest is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the address is 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611. Our hours and admission are listed on our website as others have mentioned. Yes, the... More
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