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

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