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Butterfly Rainforest

#1 of 67 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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Gainesville MUST SEE!!!

The Butterfly Rainforest is the most magical place I have ever been (including Disney World)!!!!! I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MandyCulp10
Butterflys are really neat!

A beautiful place to take you family! There is some walking involved. The exhibits are well done... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rogergcam
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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

The Butterfly Rainforest is the most magical place I have ever been (including Disney World)!!!!! I went 3 years ago and I still think about it to this day! Its an amazing experience and so cool and educational! Everyone needs to go! NOW!

Thank MandyCulp10
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful place to take you family! There is some walking involved. The exhibits are well done. The live butterflies are wonderful!

Thank rogergcam
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had heard so many good things about Butterfly Rainforest and deceided to check it out. My first impression was that the exhibit itself is VERY small. The Butterfly Rainforest looks like a small plexiglass area that was attached to the rest of the museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing and wonderful place. My daughter and granddaughter loved the butterflies flying all around and landing on you. Many colorful ones too

Thank 126januarym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits, butterflies and frogs were absolutely fantastic to see and watch!! We thoroughly enjoyed the butterfly rainforest and saw so many different species flying so close to us. Everywhere you look there is something to see!! A great place!!

Thank TimeToTravel2468
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! Butterfly Rainforest has every species of butterflies that you can imagin! They are everywhere, and it's fun to spot them in their natural habitat. Beautiful scenery and waterfalls with fish ponds as well. Great to visit with young or old. Everyone...More

Thank Sheree F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went around December last year and I didn't see as much butterflies as I saw now! I recently went on August and they had so many butterflies flying all around. In the museum you can also see their developing process from a caterpillar to...More

Thank Gaby V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The butterfly rainforest is a wonderful experience for a family with young children. Best to go through when a staff member is there to provide specie information to help with identification. The butterflies would sometimes land on the kids, much to their delight. Bring you...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live butterflies, from cocoon to flight, airy tropical atmosphere, plus there are millions preserved.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW, very impressive. I did not expect to spend the entire day there. Will definitely come back. I Recommend this to everyone.

Thank Sven W
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Okinawa2009
21 June 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
As others have said, no, the exhibit is not protected from the rain. We also are required to close during lightning or heavy storms.
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Raybuc1
19 June 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Yes, all Florida Museum exhibits are wheelchair accessible. The Butterfly Rainforest path was recently widened in some areas to improve access.
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Raybuc1
19 June 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Yes, the Florida Museum and its Butterfly Rainforest exhibit are wheelchair accessible.
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