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When this Butterfly site goes away if or when tripod shuts

 it down I will move it to my Sachem speaks site also.

 

http://walkingfox.tripod.com/sachemspeaks/

or

 

http://site2185540.edit.webon.tripod.lycos.com/index/

 

I would like to use the power of the internet to help people become aware

of the beauty of a museum like this butterfly museum!

The museum at the University of Florida might be a little bit smaller

then ones in New York or L.A.

However, this one has many rooms full of enjoyable beauty will worth the visit

and you can go into a butterfly enclosure.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/

 

 

 

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The Butterfly Rainforest cost a little to see however,

 I believe that you will agree that it is worth every cent!

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http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflies/tickets.htm

 Florida Museum of Natural History


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Directions and Parking

Ticket Prices

Group Visits and Tours

Floor Plan Map

 

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

  • Cameras and camcorders are welcome. Tripods, monopods and commercial photography are prohibited.
  • No food, drinks or gum permitted in Museum exhibits.
  • Due to the limited width of the paths, backpacks and strollers are not permitted in the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.
  • All Museum exhibits are wheelchair accessible.



 

Florida Museum of Natural History
University
of Florida Cultural Plaza
SW 34th Street and Hull Road
PO Box 112710
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

(352) 846-2000

GPS coordinates: N29o 38' 9.5" W82o 22' 10.9"

Driving Directions

From Interstate 75: Take exit 384 and travel 1 mile east on State Road 24 (Archer Road). Turn north (left) on State Road 121 (SW 34th Street). Travel 3/4 mile to the third traffic signal. Turn east (right) on Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road.

From U.S. 441: Travel 2 miles west on State Road 24 (Archer Road). Turn north (right) on State Road 121 (SW 34th Street). Travel 3/4 mile to the third traffic signal. Turn east (right) on Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road.

From Jacksonville: Take I-10 west to US 301 South (exit 343) towards Starke staying on 301 to Waldo - 37.6 miles. From Waldo veer right (Gainesville sign) and drive 10 miles southwest on SR 24 (becomes Waldo Road in Gainesville) to the junction of SR 222/NE 39th Avenue. Turn west (right) onto SR 222/NE 39th Avenue. Cross over Main Street and then US 441/NW 13th Street. Continue to NW 34th Street. Turn south (left) and travel 3.5 miles to the traffic signal at Hull Road. Turn east (left) onto Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road.

Bus Routes

Off Campus: Use Regional Transit System (RTS) Routes 20, 21 or 34. See the RTS web site for detailed routes and schedules.

UF Campus: During the Fall and Spring semesters, use the "Harn Park & Ride #1" (Lakeside) route. See the RTS web site for detailed routes and schedules.

Parking

Reserved parking for museum visitors - excluding University holidays - is $4 per day (cash only), 8:45 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The reserved parking area is immediately east and north of the Harn Museum of Art in the UF Cultural Plaza. Please see attendant in gated booth.

Parking is free on weekends and State holidays.

Designated parking spaces are available for visitors with disabilities.

Bus Parking

Please see Visitor Services while dropping off passengers in front of the museum.



 

  • All prices subject to change.
  • We accept cash, Travelers Checks, American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
  • All tickets are for that day only. Re-entry with ticket stub, wristband or hand stamp.
  • Butterfly Rainforest is an outdoor exhibit. NO REFUNDS for inclement weather.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult when visiting Butterfly Rainforest.
  • The Florida Museum's Admission Assistance Program provides financial assistance to economically disadvantaged school children, other individuals and community groups. For more information, please call (352) 273-2057.

 

General Public
Regular Prices
plus tax

Permanent
Exhibits*

Butterfly
Rainforest

Amazon Voyage
Exhibit
(Oct. 3 - Jan. 17)

Best Value!
SEE BOTH
Rainforest +
Amazon Voyage
(Oct. 3 - Jan. 17)

Adult

Free

$9.50

$8

$14

Youth Ages 3-12

Free

$5

$5.50

$9


Discounted Prices** plus tax

Florida Resident

Free

$8

$7

$13

Senior 62+ w/ID

Free

$7

$6.50

$12.50

College Student 18+ w/ID, FL schools only

Free

$7

$6

$11.50

Student Ages 13-17

Free

$7

$6

$11.50

 

 



  Learn more about the benefits of Membership...

 

Members Prices plus tax

 

 

Permanent
Exhibits*

Butterfly
Rainforest

Amazon Voyage
Exhibit
(Oct. 3 - Jan. 17)

 

Curators Society
Admission for 2 named adults
and up to 2 children ages (3-17)

 

 

Free

Free

Free

Individual
Admission for 1 named adult

 

Membership

Free

$7

Free

 

MembershipPlus

Free

Free

Free

 

Dual
Admission for 2 named adults

 

Membership

Free

$7

Free

 

MembershipPlus

Free

Free

Free

 

Household & Supporting
Admission for 2 named adults
and up to 2 children (ages 3-17)

Adult

Membership

Free

$7

Free

 

MembershipPlus

Free

Free

Free

 

Child

Membership

Free

$4.50

Free

 

MembershipPlus

Free

Free

Free

 

 

 

* Donations are accepted for the Florida Museum of Natural History; suggested amounts are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Admission donations help support the Museum's exhibitions and education programs. The Museum accepts cash, charge or checks made payable to UF Foundation.

** Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.



BUTTERFLY RAINFOREST EXHIBIT ANNUAL PASS

The Butterfly Rainforest Annual Pass Program will be discontinued on Dec. 1, 2009. All current passes will be honored through the expiration date printed on the card. We appreciate all of our patrons that helped support the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit through the purchase of an Annual Pass.

Still interested in supporting and receiving unlimited free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit? Sign up for a MembershipPlus today! A portion of your dues goes to support the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.



 

Get a detailed map of the Museum along with descriptions of current and upcoming exhibits:



Download the Florida Museum Floor Plan Map (PDF)

 

 

 





 

 

 

 



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31st Annual Collectors Day Online Application


 

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 Researchers have used plant fossils discovered in
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