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Butterfly Rainforest

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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
+1 352-846-2000
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Beautiful Garden and Butterflies

We spend about and hour watching the wide variety of beautiful butterflies, enjoying the garden... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KarenW5580GN
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Sandy, Utah
Beautiful

It’s a beautiful rainforest and well worth the $11 entry. It’s outside screened so weather may be a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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+1 352-846-2000
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"small birds"
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"magical place"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spend about and hour watching the wide variety of beautiful butterflies, enjoying the garden area and fish in the pond, there were even a few birds. Afterwards we visited the Natural History Museum and were able to learn about the mastodons from one of...More

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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello KarenW5580GN, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. To clarify for those who may not be aware, the Rainforest exhibit is part of, and the entrance is located inside, the Florida Museum of Natural History. We also have a mammoth and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful rainforest and well worth the $11 entry. It’s outside screened so weather may be a factor. Birds, butterflies, and waterfalls are plentiful.

Thank WabashO
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello WabashO, Thanks for your sharing your thoughts. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul R.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting environment. Beautiful and strange butterflies. It’s fun to see as a group. Would be great for kids also.

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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Grumo and thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul R.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was so worth the three hour drive. We spent so much time with the butterflys that we didn't have time to visit the art museum. We are already planning our next trip there.

Thank floridaCat1966
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello floridaCat1966, We're glad you enjoyed the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, which is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All ages should plan a trip to the Butterfly Forest! A wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the world!More

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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi singer58, Thanks for your review and compliment. It truly is an immersive, relaxing experience. Also just an FYI for anyone looking for the most relaxing experience, Monday is typically the slowest day. If you are able to visit then or another weekday I recommend...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely pleased to visit the Butterfly Rainforest. Spent a couple of hours just watching the butterflies fly past and over us. Catch pictures when you can because they move quickly. They might light on you! Experience exotic butterflies, vibrant birds and cascading tropical waterfalls in...More

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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello ginniedroz, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I was at the Butterfly Rain forest in March 2018. I was glad I went as the plants and streams were so relaxing. I did notice that you should go through all the pathways and return back before the show. They pull out examples of...More

2  Thank Wanda1960
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a very nice small butterfly enclosure. While this is not as significant an attraction as Butterfly World, is very nice for what it is

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We look our seven year old grand daughter here. We all enjoyed learning about the different butterflies. Our granddaughter enjoyed have the butterflies land on her. The place is lovely and relaxing. The store is a plus. We were able to buy some plants outside...More

1  Thank LarrySory
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Very interactive and fun for all ages. I wish we had a place like this where we live - our daughters would love it.

1  Thank Jim C
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Marty D
25 February 2018|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
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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blazer2123
25 February 2018|
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Hello, I thought the question was specifically asking about Butterfly Rainforest admission so I provided pricing for that exhibit. General Museum admission is free, though donations are accepted. There is only a change for... More
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ajbptaylor
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Hello, Yes, and we also have a limited number of wheelchairs available for free visitor use. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey
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