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Butterfly Rainforest

#1 of 62 things to do in Gainesville Features Animals
3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
+1 352-846-2000
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Enchanting

Somewhat expensive, but worth it once in a while. Plan to slow down for a couple of hours and just... read more

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cellist111
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Gainesville, Fl
An Uplifting Experience

The Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History is a wonderful place to linger... read more

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edunn2016
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Gainesville, Florida
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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Reviewed yesterday

Somewhat expensive, but worth it once in a while. Plan to slow down for a couple of hours and just enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank cellist111
Reviewed yesterday

The Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History is a wonderful place to linger and watch some of nature's most beautiful creatures float by. It is lushly green, with a tropical climate. Anyone interested in butterflies and their metamorphosis will love this place....More

Thank edunn2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

great way to spend a few hours. beautiful butterflies and knowledgable staff. attached natural history museum is also wonderful.

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a photographer, visiting on cold morning is a good time. Butterflies being cold blooded stay still in the sun for long times. Watch out when you walk around, you don't want to crush them.

Thank siddhartha_mech
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to a couple of butterfly aviaries/rain forests around the country, but this ranks with the best. A large collection of species, with access to wide variety of dense tropical vegetation, with species interspersed, so the butterflies species intermingle throughout the place. A...More

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is beautiful with all the greenery and butterflies everywhere. We expect the Butterfly Release to be much more grand...it was 8 or so butterflies...NOT a flurry of butterflies. That was disappointing but it was still a nice place ...very small...does not take much time...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is beautiful, but I guess I am not impressed as much since I am a country girl and have had much time to view buttlerflies on my own. Grandkids loved it however.

Thank Gatorjoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is so much fun! There are days when you can watch people release butterflies and do some Q & A about the butterflies. Be sure to visit the other parts of the museum if you go to the Butterflky Rainforest at the Museum...More

1  Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so nice to see butterflies up close. This is such a good exhibit for encouraging the conservation of butterflies. I think it is great for people of all ages to see, because there are so many rare and spectacular butterflies to see in...More

Thank elpdae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time spent 30 min just in here and then went back for butterfly release :) Costs a little extra for this well worth it.

Thank Kat W
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Eileen975
Cost to see all
16 May 2017|
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
Florida Museum is FREE. Butterfly Exhibit is ... $13 adults | $11 Fla. residents/college students | $11 seniors | $6 ages 3-17.
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RhondaWolfeRossi
What day has fewest visitors so I can catch photos without interruption?
4 May 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Hello Rhonda, There is a $4 parking fee from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except in between UF semesters when parking restrictions are lifted. Parking is free on weekends, and on state and UF holidays. Kind... More
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Barbara B
Can you bring a small dog if she is in a stroller?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Hello, The Florida Museum and Butterfly Rainforest exhibit allow animals that are trained and certified to provide a service, but not pets. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have additional questions at... More
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