Butterfly Rainforest

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Butterfly Rainforest
Description:Visit the Butterfly Rainforest, which houses approximately 2,000 living butterflies at any given time and is situated in the Florida Museum of Natural History.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:University of Florida Cultural Plaza
Address 2:SW 34th Street and Hull Road
City:Gainesville
State/Province:FL
Zip Code:32611-2710
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Butterfly Rainforest is open all year, seven days a week except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please note: Last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
Admission:$7.50 for adults
$6.50 for ages 13-17
$4.50 for ages 3-12
Telephone:(352) 846-2000
Website:http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflies/
R E V I E W S
Stephanie E., Co-op Member
Not only will you enjoy being surrounded by beautiful butterflies but you will also enjoy being surrounded by a tropical garden. As you wonder through the pathways, try to match the plants, fauna and butterflies with the picture "menu". This makes the trip a treasure hunt. The exhibits outside the gardens are very interesting to view and the children are always fascinated by the chrysalis and pupa display. This is a very good time to talk about the life cycle of a butterfly. I try to go to the butterfly rainforest once or twice a year and is always a relaxing and enjoyable experience for young and old alike.

Here is a hint: if you have a science center membership that has "ASTC recipriocal" show your card when paying and you will receive a discount in the admission cost.
Homekeeper, Co-op Member
We love the whole museum, but the butterfly part is an extra cost-and very lovely, and enjoyable. The reason I reserved a star is that the employees are watching you like hawks to make sure you don't touch any butterflies, stand on the railings or touch any plants-You may hold your hand out flat and see if a butterfly will land on it. This does happen quite often. Other than that the rainforest is beautiful to see, and the rest of the museum is included-so plan to be there several hours as you tour Florida natural history.
Lorri Patterson, Co-op Member
The rainforest was really beautiful, and there were short lectures delivered about the different types of butterflies. Besides butterflies we also observed several turtles and many flowers and plants. It was a great place to observe and learn. The downside of the trip was that it was pretty crowded the day we went.
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