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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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Great place to enjoy the butterfly experience

Several different types of (mostly) colorful butterflies are free to fly around and feed on flowers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnrichardb2017
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Archer, United States
Beautiful

We enjoyed this so much the butterflies are so beautiful I just love them. We will be back here to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
N2432JFkarenl
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Williston, Florida
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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Several different types of (mostly) colorful butterflies are free to fly around and feed on flowers or fruit left out for them. If you smell good (sweet, no cigarette smoke), they might land on you, too. Fun for all ages, except maybe jaded teenagers.

1  Thank johnrichardb2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this so much the butterflies are so beautiful I just love them. We will be back here to visit again.

Thank N2432JFkarenl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in December which is not the ideal time of year to see butterflies. I would suggest a visit in spring or summer to get the best show.More

Thank sanray1935
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello sanray1935, Thanks for your comments. We're having an unusually cold winter this year. But normally anytime the temperature is at least 65 degrees and sunny, there will be butterfly activity, regardless of the time of year. We currently have the plants covered to protect...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The butterfly rain forest is absolutely beautiful. It transports you to a dreamland. It is serene. Children will love it. Butterflies land on your arms

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Very interesting and relaxing exhibit. Beautiful plants, birds, and butterflies in a tropical rain forest setting.

Thank LIer-Native
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Free admission with gator1 ID and children with straight A's on report card get free admission too. You can also access the Natural History Museum and it's also next to the Harn Art Museum.More

Thank S O
Paul R, Public Relations Manager at Butterfly Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. Just to clarify, UF students receive free admission to paid exhibits, including the Butterfly Rainforest, with a valid Gator 1 card. The Museum will offer free admission to all UF faculty and staff with a valid Gator 1...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Go for one of the butterfly releases! I am a grown adult but was swept away by the gorgeous rainforest/butterfly garden. First, I must say this is one of the best butterfly gardens I have ever been to (I have been to several across the...More

1  Thank FloridaFoodieandFun
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

For a relaxing time in a beautiful setting visit the butterfly rainforest. Of course you expect gorgeous butterflies of all colors of the rainbow, different shapes and sizes and even a few moths sleeping the day away. But the plants!! From subtle changes in shades...More

Thank SearlesGirl
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This wonderful rainforest is a highlight for Gainesville residents and visitors alike. The facility is well maintained and designed to shelter fragile and exotic butterflies and have them on display in a safe and nurturing environment. The rainforest is great for all ages and for...More

1  Thank Maelgori
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Wonderful place to visit and see so many different butterflies in an exotic rainforest. Great place to visit.

Thank caribbeansam
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ajbptaylor
25 October 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
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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Okinawa2009
21 June 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
As others have said, no, the exhibit is not protected from the rain. We also are required to close during lightning or heavy storms.
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Raybuc1
20 June 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Yes, all Florida Museum exhibits are wheelchair accessible. The Butterfly Rainforest path was recently widened in some areas to improve access.
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