Butterfly Rainforest, Gainesville

4.9
Must see · Garden · Wildlife Area
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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  • Loved the butterfly exhibit , the amount of time you spend there is not long, but we really enjoyed the butterflies landing on you and how beautiful they were. Overall a great experience.  more »
  • Went there some time ago with one of my grandchildren. Wonderful experience, and highly recommended.  more »

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