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Butterfly Rainforest

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Address: 3215 Hull Road, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Butterfly Mania

This requires a small fee to access (13$ Adults) but is well worth it. The butterflies are numerous and will land on you if you stand still at times They release newly reared... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Johnnydez
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Sarasota
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Dunnellon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have taken friends and family members over the last 6 yrs to this exhibit. Everyone really enjoyed the butterflies and atrium full of floral & green plants/trees. Worth the visit educational for any age too! I would recommend it for everyone to see at least once in your lifetime~

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This requires a small fee to access (13$ Adults) but is well worth it. The butterflies are numerous and will land on you if you stand still at times They release newly reared butterflies 2-3 times a day at 2,3, and 4 pm There are an amazing number of colors of these butterflies and we have taken several pics of... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with kids 17 and 19. We all enjoyed the butterfly rainforest. The weather was perfect but it was a little crowded so it was hard to see everything. The rest of the museum hasn't changed in the past few years so we went through quickly. Overall all good day. We didn't pay extra for the frog exhibit.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always enjoy going to butterfly gardens, and this is one of the best. Attractive plants and water features enhance the pleasure of touring this exhibit. Even though it was a cool day, there still were a number of butterflies in flight.

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Commerce Twp, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to describe the beauty and uniqueness of this Butterfly Rainforest within the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainsville. You can spend whatever amount of time you want, relaxing on several benches and perhaps having a butterfly or two land on your hair, shoulder or hand. The colors are breathtaking as hundreds of butterflies dance amid all... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's educational, beautiful, fun and peaceful. Try to hit it on a weekday as weekends are busy and it can be crowded. Plan to spend at least an hour just walking around inside the rainforest and sitting on a bench and just watching nature. Outside the rainforest is a great deal of displays of mounted butterflies; a laboratory with all... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk in the Butterfly Rainforrest you find yourself in a magical space. The air is filled with color and flappoing wings Because they've never known predators they will light on your clothing, fingers, even nose sometimes. Placards liberally scattered around the space add the science to the spectacle. For myself, all I knew about butterflies was their origin... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The butterfly rainforest is inside the Florida Museum of Natural History. It's free to visit inside the museum, but you need to buy a ticket for the butterfly rainforest. It's free for students with student IDs however. There are many beautiful butterflies, flowers, and plants inside.

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Thank Thomas C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As my title says, you get to tour a tropical setting instead of watching the fauna and flora from behind a glass screen. Best place to spend a peaceful day and calm yourself over the weekend or rejuvenate yourself for the days ahead.

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Thank Vakiti S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibit at the Florida museum of natural history is wonderful. It is especially nice if you have never seen the butterfly lifecycle or a live release of butterflies. I highly recommend this to adults and families with children. There are also free exhibitsat the museum and wonderful gift shops that have something for every age.

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