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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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Butterfly Rainforest is worth the trip and money if you love Butterflies. Hundreds flying around, different colors and species. Lots of photo opportunities and if your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jennadv1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Butterfly Rainforest is worth the trip and money if you love Butterflies. Hundreds flying around, different colors and species. Lots of photo opportunities and if your children love Butterflies, this is a great place to see them up close.

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Thank jennadv1
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You are able to see cloud like swarms of butterflys, in a contained ,nurturing, dignified manner, all enclosed and sustained by the UF. Butterfly plants are available for sale to public at the end of September through early October.

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Thank aahnandrew1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very unique and beautiful place to witness. I would highly recommend making this a part of your visit to Gainesville.

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Thank tyler t
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took my grand daughters to the Butterfly Rainforest and they truly loved it! The girls were 9 years and 7 years old and the 7 year old was frightened of "bugs" but after visit all fear was gone. I had the girls wear brightly colored clothing and as we moved slowly through the forest the butterflies started to land... More 

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Thank Cynthia B
Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a solo trip to the Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit today. It was very nice! I went to take photographs of the butterflies and was not disappointed. There was lots of docents in the enclosure to address questions to, and they were all very knowledgeable. It was a bit warm, so I would recommend to go as early as you... More 

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Thank Capt Andy f f
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just amazing- very interesting. Bring a good camera or phone. There is plenty to photograph. Avoid on rainy days.

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Thank vkrombach
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well done museum. Butterfly exhibit is spectacular, both for butterflies and tropical plants. It is well managed yet welcoming. All ages will enjoy it. We took our Danish visitors and they all loved it. It's a must see!

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Thank Ulrich F
Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is not very big, it is packed full of amazing butterflies and flowers. I had to walk around several times before I had spotted everything. Very relaxing and serene. If you go, plan to join the students on campus for Krishna Lunch, served daily.

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Thank Amazon2Andes
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moderately expensive, but you will like having butterflys lond on your arms, head, shoulder, etc. Great for kids.

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Thank EALGator
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this review

Hello EALGator, Thanks for your review and positive comments. I wanted to clarify there are multiple other butterfly exhibits larger in size than the Butterfly Rainforest. (Though visitors often say the Rainforest offers a better experience based on the numbers of butterflies and variety of species). The Florida Museum's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, however, does house one of... More 

Florida City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The butterfly rainforest was a great experience for our 9 and 12 year olds. We got to see so many different types of butterflies. They have multiple benches to sit on to enjoy it all. If you stay still they land on you. It was so beautiful and had plenty of walking room.

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