Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit
Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit

Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit

If the beauty of nature fascinates you, the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History may be your favorite form of entertainment on UF’s campus. At this exhibit, you can come face to face with butterflies inside a screened vivarium, which houses subtropical and tropical plants and trees. There is a winding path that takes you through waterfalls and around to see butterflies from all over the world. Inside the Butterfly Rainforest, there are 55 to 65 different species of flying butterflies, which adds up to hundreds in total. Every Saturday and Sunday, there are live butterfly releases if the weather is appropriate. Inside the McGuire Center, there is a “Wall of Wings” that showcases thousands of preserved and photographed butterfly and moth specimens. This serves as a tribute to the research and collections of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This exhibit is an opportunity for UF students that is out of the ordinary and is not widely offered in other places. The cost for UF students is $7, which fits into a college student's budget, and tickets can be purchased the day you want to attend, which is a benefit if you have a busy college lifestyle.