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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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An amazing experience--butterflies of all colors and sizes landing on me and resting there. We took our 3 year old grandchild--it's a place for all ages.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing experience--butterflies of all colors and sizes landing on me and resting there. We took our 3 year old grandchild--it's a place for all ages.

Thank emmeness
Viareggio, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, the pleasure of travelling is sometimes connected with simple things. And sitting in a bench inside the protected environment of this exhibit with big colorfull creature flying fearlessly around you was something perhaps not worth flying here form Europe but for sure an extremely pleasant, relaxing, enjoyable experience! Absolutely recommended The staff is extremely friendly and helpfull!

Thank Naturalchoice
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No need to repeat what everyone else has already described about the place. It's wonderful and well worth the admission fee. Enjoy! Excellent place to take your child to experience butterflies and small bird species close up.

Thank William W
Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We give this attraction a thumbs up. We went with our 13 year old daughter and she loved it. I recommend this on your list.

Thank Jennifer J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful exhibit that is well maintained. Not only are the butterflies abundant and beautiful but the plants and gardens are also great. Discounts for older people, college students, and others. Located on the lovely campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. Call ahead for tie and dates and special events.

Thank Sarah M
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is part indoor part outdoor. The indoor museum has hundreds of species to look at while the outdoor museum had beautiful plants with butterflies flying freely. There are a lot of butterflies there, you will see a lot of them, you don't have to hope you will see some. They also give a little demonstration of newly born... More 

Thank Christina R
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The butterfly rainforest is great for little children <11 years old. It was cool out and the butterflies were not as active. There are turtles fish and birds also. I would suggest going when it is warm (around March-April). However the rest of the museum is cool. There are a variety of things to see and experience. The butterfly rainforest... More 

Thank daedres
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a friends wedding here and it was SO beautiful. You couldn't hear ANYTHING but it was like attending a wedding in paradise. It's hard to believe when you look at it on the outside but it is very neat and beautiful.

Thank Chelsea I
Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent experience for anybody! Family days, date trips, or to educate young butterfly fans! We take our son here regularly as the types of butterflies change as the season changes. They do live butterfly releases where you can ask questions to the experts hanging around. This is especially great as the weather cools and/or spring begins to blossoms. Many... More 

Thank LordSmada
Archer, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a neat experience! You can spend as much time as you like strolling through a lush garden with butterflies landing on you! What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon!

Thank CGXterra

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