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Butterfly Rainforest

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Discover a New World

On the UF campus this is a great place for kids of all ages. The vast screened garden invites you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Compass214646
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Gainesville, Florida
Everywhere you look- butterflies

If you love butterflies - this is the place for you!! Two adults - a 12yo girl and 10yo boy were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DLSM50
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Summerfield, 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

On the UF campus this is a great place for kids of all ages. The vast screened garden invites you to linger and discover all kinds of butterflies that live in the lush shrubbery. Museum has easy access and handicap parking. Allow time to relax...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love butterflies - this is the place for you!! Two adults - a 12yo girl and 10yo boy were all entertained by the (seemingly everywhere butterflies), birds and fish. Feeders are tucked into the plants - which are interesting in and of themselves....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi DSLM50, Thanks for your review and comments. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the Florida Museum of Natural History “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 1 week ago

Butterflies and birds and bonus rooms, fossil room, florida history, water exhibits etc.... Great Gift shop and very reasonable prices. Best place to take visitors. I have learned something new everytime I go. Some many species of Butterflies and they release all of the hatchlings...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Julie and Paul C, Thanks for your kind review and comments. To clarify for those who may not be familiar, the exhibit always contains butterflies, but more freshly emerged butterflies are released each day at 2 pm with an additional release at 3pm on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although relatively small, the Gainesville Florida butterfly rainforest is quite the place to visit. The natural setting is amazing for both the visitors and the butterflies. Schedule your visit to see the "releasing" of butterflies it is quite the education.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi paullY8615AN, Thanks for taking the time to review and share your comments. For those who may not be aware, the exhibit always contains butterflies, but additional ones are released each day during butterfly spotlights at 2 pm with additional weekend releases at 3 pm,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with our granddaughter, so many types of butterflies flying everywhere and landing either on you or close by. The foliage is also beautiful and peaceful to view and walk through. Wonderful entertainment for everyone! A great place to get some great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tennisj0y
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi tennisj0y, Thanks for the review and positive comments on the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely spot to come and enjoy the beautiful butterflies! It's a little expensive but I get that it's also for conservation/study. My kids love this place and so do I. Will visit again for sure.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vina_Mora
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Vina_Mora, We’re glad to hear you enjoy the Florida Museum of Natural History “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit and plan to visit again. You may want to check into a Muesum Membership, which provides a number of benefits, including free admission to the “Butterfly Rainforest” and...More

Reviewed 17 January 2019

This is a little bit of tropical heaven In the middle of a college campus! It's even the one thing that cause your kids to stand stock still! Delicate little species of bright color and mystery appear and every so gently alight on you! Children...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

Hi Deborah188581, Thanks so much for your review and kind words. Just to clarify so as not to scare potential new visitors away, the Florida Museum and "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit are located on the western edge of the UF campus just off Southwest 34th Street....More

Reviewed 16 January 2019

my visit was very educational, informative, experimental, enlightening, pleasant, overwhelming, excitement, extra ordinary, and overall the excellent.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Hello 256tonyap, Thank you for the descriptive review and comments on the Butterfly Rainforest. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Paul Ramey

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Overall, it's a fabulous experience and a must-visit and re-visit. I bring a team of new-hires here most every year. I've only run into issues when dealing with the staff who helps me arrange the tour. Via email and in-person, they have been less than...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Hi JParker2012, Thank you for your review of the Florida Museum of Natural History's "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit, including your compliments and candid feedback about our website and employees. We recently switched to a new content management system for our website, so I'm really curious to...More

Reviewed 14 January 2019

One of the most enjoyable places I've visited in Gainesville. Sooooooooo relaxing. If time permitted, I could happily come here every single day. Perfect for children and adults alike. I enjoyed walking through it, but then found a seat and just sat there enjoying the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Hello Leanne B, Thank you for your review and compliments. The Florida Museum's "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit can indeed be quite peaceful and relaxing. We're glad to hear you enjoy it and hope you have an opportunity to visit again soon. For those who aren't aware,...More

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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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Marie C
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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