Florida Museum of Natural History & Butterfly Rainforest
Welcome to the Florida Museum of Natural History, home of the Butterfly Rainforest! Located on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville and open year-round, the Florida Museum is one of the nation’s top five natural history museums.
The Butterfly Rainforest is a can’t-miss living exhibit that features hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds from around the world along with an assortment of other animals including turtles and fish to experience firsthand.
$14 adults | $12 Fla. residents/college students | $12 seniors | $7 ages 3-17
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.