Butterfly Rainforest, Gainesville

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Perfectly mimicking a lush, tropical ecosystem, Butterfly Rainforest is one of the main attractions of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The large outdoor enclosure is adjacent to the main building and houses hundreds of butterflies from around the world, as well as tropical birds, fish, and turtles. Admire the free-flying butterflies as you wander the habitat, featuring trees, flowering plants, waterfalls, and a pond. You might have the pleasant surprise of a butterfly landing on you. The releases of newly-hatched butterflies occurs daily, weather permitting. While general admission to the museum is free, you have to purchase a ticket to enter the rainforest. Arrange your visit to Butterfly Rainforest and discover more family-friendly attractions in Gainesville using our Gainesville trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Within a hundred yards of one of the busiest street in Gainesville, FL one can enter the Natural History Museum and the Butterfly Rainforest. Wonder through the paths and observe the plants as butterf...  more »
  • A really nice butterfly exhibit. Much more fun than the dead butterfly exhibit. The flowers were exquisite. The combination was really beautiful!  more »
  • Honestly, I thought this was a wee bit pricey. Nonetheless, we really enjoyed learning more about butterflies from both the staff and displays. The variety was area appropriate (which we appreciated s...  more »
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