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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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All ages should plan a trip to the Butterfly Forest! A wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
singer58
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Beautiful place!

Extremely pleased to visit the Butterfly Rainforest. Spent a couple of hours just watching the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ginniedroz
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Lady Lake, Florida
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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"small birds"
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"butterflies flying"
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"museum of natural history"
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"beautiful experience"
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"magical place"
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"all ages"
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"different species"
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"live butterflies"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank singer58
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 3 days 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

Thank ginniedroz
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Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ufalum88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank LarrySory
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This exhibit is in the Museum of Natural History and is well worth the entrance fee to walk amidst the butterflies and rainforest foliage.

Thank SUZANNE T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredible place to visit if you’re in Gainesville. A walk through the butterfly habitat is truly amazing! The only problem is that there are people in every group that act like the butterflies are vampire dragons waiting to strike at any moment....More

1  Thank YetiStuff
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This experience was excellent. The environment is top notch and the museum is high end and so well done we were blown away. Coming from 2 jaded world travelers who have seen everything-- well, we're coming back again while we're in the area for a...More

Thank paintergurl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Butterfly Rain Forest is a great place to spend a few hours. Don't forget a camera and try to make it when they do the butterfly release as they give you some nice information. These are incredibly beautiful insects from around the world and...More

Thank GLG3
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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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