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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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Phenomenal setting with thousands of colorful butterflies flittering about, landing on your shoulder, congregating in large groups and covering trees and bushes. Knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Phenomenal setting with thousands of colorful butterflies flittering about, landing on your shoulder, congregating in large groups and covering trees and bushes. Knowledgeable and friendly staff to help you enjoy your visit even more. The butterfly collection in the museum is outstanding. Next door to the Museum of Art.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely forested area with butterflies flying free. There are many displays available as well as a teaching lab.

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Thank dukes4uf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for family and friends. Easy to get around. The gardens are so beautiful. Would recommend to all outdoors enthusiast.

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Winter Park, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a unique experience. Walk through rainforest-type lush trees and bushes. Enjoy beautiful flowers and an array of butterflies. They will even perch on you at times. The exhibit is wonderful and you can watch scientist prepare butterflies for display.

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Thank Debbie H
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

ea. time we go we enjoy it! Go around 2pm when they release the butterflies. Butterflies are active when the weather is above 65F.

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Thank pagemitre
FL
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Butterfly garden is stunning. Great for well behaved 5 to 10 year olds. A lot of butterflies. Very easy path with lots of areas to sit rest and/or take in the beauty.

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Thank BigP34
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been a couple of times and is always fun, and relaxing. Great place to bring family and friends.

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Thank Nathan B
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Butterfly rainforest makes Gainesville unique. The variety of butterflies is amazing. Don't forget to bring your camera, it's quite beautiful to take pictures of butterflies staying on your arms.

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Thank Ethan K
Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a serene place to visit. Before you go through the door into the exhibit, along the whole wall around the ceiling, there are lots of framed displays of butterflies showing them in the countries where they are found. Really interesting! And then you go through the door and become amazed. The butterflies are EVERYWHERE! In one of my pictures... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buy this ticket when you visit the FL Museum of Natural History! It is beautiful and informative. Must see!

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