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Butterfly Rainforest

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Butterfly Rainforest

Awesome place! Loved the holographic effect in the lobby! Very unique! Never saw that anyplace else.

Reviewed 20 October 2018
agimod
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Beautiful butterflies! It’s so nice and peaceful inside. We love going to these museums. It’s so... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
salemk777
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Jennings, Louisiana
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The Butterfly Rainforest is a 6,400-square-foot screened exhibit exposed to typical Florida weather conditions, resulting in a more natural environment for the butterflies and plants. This living exhibit features hundreds of free-flying butterflies...more
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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome place! Loved the holographic effect in the lobby! Very unique! Never saw that anyplace else.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank agimod
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi agimod, Thank you for the review and kind words. I'm guessing you may be referring to the fairly new augmented reality experience with a tiger, alligator and mother and baby mammoth in the Florida Museum of Natural History Central Denny Gallery. It indeed has...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful butterflies! It’s so nice and peaceful inside. We love going to these museums. It’s so worth it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank salemk777
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello salemk777, Thank you and we're glad to hear you enjoy the Florida Museum of Natural History and "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 17 October 2018

The Butterfly Rainforest is a part of the museum at the University of Florida in Gainesville. It features several species of Butterflies from around the world along with a few birds notably finches. It's a great place to spend the day and take your families,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SunnyMD1963, Thank you so much for your thorough review. I would like to provide a little more detail on the photography workshops, which are offered more than once a year and for longer time periods. The next photography workshop is scheduled for Sunday, April...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Butterfly Rain Garden is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida "museum campus", which also includes the Harn Art Museum, and a large performing arts center. I recently retired from UF, and since we live here in Gainesville,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

HI stevekirn, Thanks so much for your kind and thorough review. We're glad to hear you are a Florida Museum member and enjoy all the programs and exhibits. I just want to clarify a few things for those who may not be aware. The current...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Great thing to do, especially with children. Beautiful with a huge variety of butterflies. And afterwards a wander round the museum. The discovery centre for children is a must.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LKC1903
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Hi LKC1903, Thanks so much for your review and we're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History's "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit, as well as our newest permanent exhibit, the "Discovery Zone." We hope to see you again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

I REALLY LOVE Butterflies. My husband and I will be coming back to this again and again. I could spend a whole day in the Butterfly Rainforest.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa G
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Hi Melissa G, Thanks for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoy the "Butterfly Rainforest" and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul

Reviewed 6 October 2018

The butterfly exhibit is educational, interesting and an amazing place to visit. To be able to see the life cycle of the butterfly and to observe then up close in their full adult beauty.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hello REG1966MHS, Thanks for your comments and review. We’re glad to hear you enjoy the Florida Museum’s “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit and hope you have an opportunity to visit again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 2 October 2018

A lovely afternoon in the rainforest watching the multicolored butterflies and finches flying about. Benches provided to sit for awhile and take in the plants and scenery. The museum has many interesting exhibits. Parking on the weekend is free and fills up quickly. Great for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hello Irene O, Thanks for your review and it’s so nice to hear you enjoyed your visit. Just a note of clarification for others, the free parking on weekends includes the entire UF Cutural Plaza lot and garage, and there is always room, even on...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

A beautiful setting and the release of butterfly around 2:00 P.M. is a must if you are going. The collection of butterflies from around the world is a must sseee also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank johntmcgriff
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi johntmcgriff, Thanks for your review and comments. We appreciate you taking the time to review and hope to see again soon. Kind regards, Paul R.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed walking through the butterfly exhibit. It’s a gorgeous set up, with several hidden gems including the many colorful finches that cohabit the exhibit with the many species of butterflies. Also inside the museum you can see where they raise the caterpillars and if...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DisplacedTxn
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hello DisplacedTxn, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, and it’s nice to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see again sometime soon. Kind regards, Paul R.

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Lucian B's answer is correct: "The Florida Museum of Natural History allows the use of trained service animals by individuals with disabilities in public Museum areas. Comfort animals, emotional support animals and pets are... More
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28 May 2018|
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Hi - The Butterfly Rainforest is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the address is 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611. Our hours and admission are listed on our website as others have mentioned. Yes, the... More
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Hi Marty D, Admission is $13 for adults ($11 for Fla residents and 62+), $6 for ages 3-17 and free for ages 2 and under, Museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. We hope to see you soon! Paul Ramey
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