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Butterfly Rainforest

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Have been several times with the kids. It's nice. Not sure when we will go back but have been at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ocala, Florida
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Lovely place to linger while butterflys flutter around you

We had to kill some time while waiting for our granddaughter to finish with a grad school interview... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
+1 352-846-2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been several times with the kids. It's nice. Not sure when we will go back but have been at least 3 times. This is the place to go for butterfly's.

Thank SantanaReshea
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to kill some time while waiting for our granddaughter to finish with a grad school interview at UF so we ambled over to the Butterfly Rainforest. A hugely diverse supply of butterflies greeted us as well as lush tropical flora. It's good to...More

Thank reeldove
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a reason this is the #1 attraction in the Gainesville area. This is just a beautiful facility. The plants and flowers are fascinating, as is the entire setting. There are many, many stunning butterfilies here, but my favorites were the gigantic blue Morpho's which...More

Thank 279joec
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great collection of different butterflies from all over the world. A volunteer (what a great volunteer job!! ) indicated there are up to 50 different species in the enclosed area. I didn't see nearly that many, but the ones I saw were beautiful -...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at the museum, then spending a few dollars for the butterfly experience is worth it. Very enjoyable.

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the lobby to the exhibit itself (surprises) and so much more. We had a lot of fun finding butterflies, birds, flowers and got to watch butterflies being released into the exhibit too. Very educational and every one was very informative when we had questions....More

Thank Julie and Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! Loved the holographic effect in the lobby! Very unique! Never saw that anyplace else.

Thank agimod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful butterflies! It’s so nice and peaceful inside. We love going to these museums. It’s so worth it!

Thank salemk777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Butterfly Rainforest is a part of the museum at the University of Florida in Gainesville. It features several species of Butterflies from around the world along with a few birds notably finches. It's a great place to spend the day and take your families,...More

2  Thank SunnyMD1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Butterfly Rain Garden is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida "museum campus", which also includes the Harn Art Museum, and a large performing arts center. I recently retired from UF, and since we live here in Gainesville,...More

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

HI stevekirn, Thanks so much for your kind and thorough review. We're glad to hear you are a Florida Museum member and enjoy all the programs and exhibits. I just want to clarify a few things for those who may not be aware. The current...More

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29 June 2018|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
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
Marie C
28 May 2018|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
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
Marty D
25 February 2018|
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