Visitor Information

ButterflyFest is dedicated to increasing awareness of Florida's butterflies as fun, fascinating ambassadors to the natural world. Activities will promote inquiry and provide a call to action for the conservation and preservation of backyard wildlife and habitats.

 

Admission

While the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit requires an admission price, the festival and ButterflyFest activities are free!

Butterfly Rainforest exhibit admission is $10.50 for adults ($9 Fla. residents) and $6 for ages 3-17. Admission is free for Museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Some vendors may charge for their services.

Note: The Museum does not have an ATM on site.

 

Hours

Festival: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

3-Day Plant Sale: Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Venue

ButterflyFest is hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Fla., home to the award-winning Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. See what awaits you at the Butterfly Rainforest and McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

 

Directions

 

Parking

Free parking is available in the large Cultural Plaza parking lot and garage adjacent to the Museum. Campus decal restrictions are not enforced on weekends.

 

Local Lodging

 

Local Information

 

Volunteer Information

Flutter, flap and frolic! Volunteers are needed for the ninth annual ButterflyFest at the Florida Museum of Natural History. As part of the festival, you will help increase awareness of Florida’s butterflies as fun, fascinating ambassadors to the natural world and promote the conservation and preservation of backyard wildlife and habitats. No underage volunteers will be accepted. Volunteers must be 18 and older with the exception of enrolled Junior Volunteers.

Sign Up Online to Volunteer

Need to get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator? Call Amy Hester at 352-273-2055 or email volunteers@flmnh.ufl.edu.

 

Contact Information

Questions? Please contact the Festival Coordinator, Catherine Carey, at 352-273-2064 or email butterflyfest@flmnh.ufl.edu.