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Butterfly Rainforest

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SO MUCH FUN

Went with my nieces. They had an absolute blast. It was alot of fun. They were amazed by all the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
virginia420072018
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Outer Banks, North Carolina
Saturday afternoon with the butterflies

What an amazing place! I'd been wanting to go for four years and I finally made it! Even in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kimoreena
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Boca Raton, Florida
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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 2 days ago

Went with my nieces. They had an absolute blast. It was alot of fun. They were amazed by all the cool colors. They keep asking to come back

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing place! I'd been wanting to go for four years and I finally made it! Even in the heat and the summer rain, my daughter and I walked through the rainforest twice. It is so relaxing, and the butterflies and the tropical foliage...More

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

Hello Kimoreena, Thanks for your review and compliments of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit. We’re so glad you were able to visit and had a great experience with your daughter, and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The first time I saw a butterfly rainforest was in the NY Museum of Natural History so when I heard they had one here I had to go. It is HUGE! The storm that moved in without warning prevented us from getting to see them...More

Thank BethanyR53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational. Lovely and colorful butterflies interacting with us through our walk in the garden. Can not wait to go again.

Thank Kristie T
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kristie T, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at the Florida Museum of Natural History's "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit. Thank you for sharing your comments and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I personally Love Butterflies and love to see all the different ones with color. I've so enjoyed it and will come back again and again.

Thank Terri L. J
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Terri L. J, It’s nice to hear you enjoy the “Butterfly Rainforest” and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Paul R

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rainforest gave us a chance to view and be with some beautiful butterflies. In the afternoon there was a release of more butterflies and as they were released the museum gentlemen gave us information about each butterfly that he released.

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

Hi Earl W, Thanks again for the review and comments. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul R

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the short trip off I-75. So many beautiful butterflies, and rain forest plants trees and a few birds. They release the newly hatched butterflies around 2:00 p.m. each day, along with a short talk about them, and that is worth observing also. Convenient...More

Thank Ahna B
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ahna B, Thanks for sharing your comments about the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Please note parking is free on weekends and on state and University of Florida holidays. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This experience was magical! I spent hours enjoying the most beautiful butterflies in a most relaxing and magical place.

Thank Jacquie M
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jacquie M, Thank you for sharing your comments and we’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This exhibit is worth the price of admission! Gorgeous butterflies and lush vegetation, birds, too! They release captive butterflies into the rainforest and give educational talk, explaining about the life of butterflies and moths. The other areas of the museum are free and awesome! Also,...More

Thank Helene H
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Helene H, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Florida Museum of Natural History Butterfly Plant Sale is held on Friday’s and Saturdays from early spring through late fall. We will also...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place for family fun Especially if you’re looking to do something without spending too much money

Thank Cassie L
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cassie L, Thank you for sharing your comments. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History and “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

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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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Marty D
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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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