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Butterfly Rainforest

#1 of 62 things to do in Gainesville Features Animals
3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
+1 352-846-2000
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Terrific butterfly rainforest, with a wide variety of species and plants

We have been to a couple of butterfly aviaries/rain forests around the country, but this ranks with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jerry J
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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Beautiful place

It is beautiful with all the greenery and butterflies everywhere. We expect the Butterfly Release... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cheryl C
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Ocala, Florida
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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to a couple of butterfly aviaries/rain forests around the country, but this ranks with the best. A large collection of species, with access to wide variety of dense tropical vegetation, with species interspersed, so the butterflies species intermingle throughout the place. A...More

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is beautiful with all the greenery and butterflies everywhere. We expect the Butterfly Release to be much more grand...it was 8 or so butterflies...NOT a flurry of butterflies. That was disappointing but it was still a nice place ...very small...does not take much time...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is beautiful, but I guess I am not impressed as much since I am a country girl and have had much time to view buttlerflies on my own. Grandkids loved it however.

Thank Gatorjoy
Reviewed 6 days ago

The garden is so much fun! There are days when you can watch people release butterflies and do some Q & A about the butterflies. Be sure to visit the other parts of the museum if you go to the Butterflky Rainforest at the Museum...More

Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was so nice to see butterflies up close. This is such a good exhibit for encouraging the conservation of butterflies. I think it is great for people of all ages to see, because there are so many rare and spectacular butterflies to see in...More

Thank elpdae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time spent 30 min just in here and then went back for butterfly release :) Costs a little extra for this well worth it.

Thank Kat W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mom wanted to go for Mother's Day...so we did. The weather was perfect. It was amazing! It typically is "not my thing"...I thoroughly enjoyed it. The information was extremely interesting. Stroll at your own pace. The diversity of species was astounding. LOVED IT!

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibit, small but well done and very informative. Very nice to see all the various butterflies, plants and flowers. Nice koi pond running through it as well.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, they fly around you and land on you. They are all sizes, colors and shapes. The gardens are amazing. Great fun!

Thank jax848
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The butterfly museum is one of the best places in town to visit. It can be hot in there in the Florida summer but the butterflies are magnificent and they can land on you at anytime. There is someone there all the time to answer...More

Thank Sararupa P
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this review

Hello Sararupa P, Thank you for your kind comments! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. While the temperatures are lower during the winter months, I wanted to make sure anyone who hasn't visited is aware the Butterfly Rainforest is an outdoor, screened enclosure....More

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Eileen975
Cost to see all
16 May 2017|
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
Florida Museum is FREE. Butterfly Exhibit is ... $13 adults | $11 Fla. residents/college students | $11 seniors | $6 ages 3-17.
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RhondaWolfeRossi
What day has fewest visitors so I can catch photos without interruption?
4 May 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Hello Rhonda, There is a $4 parking fee from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except in between UF semesters when parking restrictions are lifted. Parking is free on weekends, and on state and UF holidays. Kind... More
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Barbara B
Can you bring a small dog if she is in a stroller?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Hello, The Florida Museum and Butterfly Rainforest exhibit allow animals that are trained and certified to provide a service, but not pets. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have additional questions at... More
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