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“Lots of Butterlies”

Butterfly Rainforest
Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Butterfly Rainforest is a 6,400-square-foot screened exhibit exposed to typical Florida weather conditions, resulting in a more natural environment for the butterflies and plants. This living exhibit features hundreds of free-flying butterflies, typically 60-80 species at any given time, birds from around the world and an assortment of other animals including turtles and fish to experience firsthand. The lush landscape is planted in tropical trees and colorful flowering plants amid waterfalls and a walking path. Skilled interpretive staff are available to help answer questions and provide visitors with a personal and highly engaging experience. View live butterfly releases Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting.
Reviewed 30 March 2010

This is a very well done attraction. Lots of butterflies to see, photgraph and learn about. The kids there the day we visited were having a great time spotted the different butterflies. The butterfly rainforest is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History which has numerous other displays that are worth looking at, but for us the butterflies were the main attraction. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 14 November 2009

Educational and fun. 2nd biggest live butterfly exhibit in the world.

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