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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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Want to see butterflies up close and in their native environment?

Walk through the natural environment for many different types of butterflies. Up close and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sandramerwin
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Jacksonville, Florida
Butterfly rainforest

An amazing place to watch butterflies. Best time is during the summer as the butterflies are fully... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hiranava d
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3215 Hull Rd, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walk through the natural environment for many different types of butterflies. Up close and personal. If you are lucky one of the butterflies will land on you and stay for a few seconds. They are so graceful. Time if right and you can be there...More

Thank sandramerwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to watch butterflies. Best time is during the summer as the butterflies are fully active during this time.

Thank Hiranava d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Butterfly Rainforest is like taking an exotic trip to a tropical country. Butterflies flutter gracefully among the lush mini-forest, and will occasionally land on you. I could spend many happy hours there.

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This can be a peaceful place to enjoy not only the butterflies but the beautiful plants and landscaping. It is a popular place to go to learn about butterflies too. I always go home wanting to plant a new plant that will attract the butterflies...More

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Butterfly Rainforest was delightful and very nicely laid out. The room is quite warm and humid which is necessary for the lovely butterflies and birds who reside in the room. Taking photos is definitely allowed 'if' you are quick and can capture the lovely...More

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to see a wide variety of beautifully colored butterflies of many kinds close up. They even land on your clothing and you have to watch where you step. Wonderous experience being in the garden. Helps to be there when its less crowded to...More

Thank Dagmara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of children. Interesting to watch through open windows the butterfly lab as staff is working. Just sitting in the butterfly enclosure is peaceful.

Thank Cyndee122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved visiting here. Was very informative about the history of Gainesville and the nature in Florida. The butterfly garden was very relaxing and a wonderful experience. I would definitely go here again!

Thank MochiTea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Gainesville you have to visit the Butterfly Rainforest. We were looking for something different to do and we did. We visited the Rainforest and we aere glad we did. If you like nature and you like Butterflies you gotta Visit the Butterfly Rainforest....More

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable, relaxing couple hours. We drove down from Jacksonville on a Sunday. Made the mistake of going to Chili's for lunch (it took forever. Wish we had gone somewhere else to have more time at the Rainforest.) Next time, we will know and there...More

Thank ryamss64
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Okinawa2009
20 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
19 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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Raybuc1
19 June 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Yes, the Florida Museum and its Butterfly Rainforest exhibit are wheelchair accessible.
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