Butterfly Rainforest, Gainesville

4.9
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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  • Even though it was unseasonably cold today we were still able to enjoy the butterflies. It was too cold for them to fly but it made it easier to take pictures!  more »
  • I had more fun in this exhibit than law shouls allow. Be warned, if you wear perfume or cologne in with the butterflies, you will get an intimate encounter. Be careful not to touch or blow air on...  more »

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