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

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

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

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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 1 week 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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Thank Holli B
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went with some friends and were not disappointed. the butterflies were magnificent.so many different species and all breathtaking. the staff were very helpful and answered all our questions. the historical museum is additional treat. very interesting displays.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Rainforest. There were so many butterfly. They did several releases during the day. You can stay as long as you like. There is an additional fee to attend but well worth it. Look for the blue butterfly.

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Thank zigglovers
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with family from Kansas and Texas and we were all amazed and pleasantly surprised. The exhibits for both the butterflies and history museum were fantastic. The plants in the exhibit were also awesome. So many beautiful butterflies!

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First timer here.... the ticket counter said that because it had been raining that day only about 50% of the butterflies were out flying around.... I couldn't imagine if all of them were flying .... beautiful butterflies and great education for all ages!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

He kids and I loved the museum. We spent several hours wondering around all the different exhibits. The butterfly rainforest has a cost where as the rest of te He museum is free, but it is worth it. While we were there, they released new butterflies. My eight year old son was mesmerized by the whole experience. I think he... More 

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