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A Celebration of Wings, Wildlife and Biodiversity!

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ButterflyFest Oct. 8, 2017
Plant Sale Oct. 6-8, 2017

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ButterflyFest is an annual FREE festival to celebrate backyard wildlife with an emphasis on pollinators! From native butterfly releases, live animals, workshops and plant sales to vendors, entertainment and food, all activities are fun-for-all-ages!

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.


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

Butterfly Rainforest exhibit admission is $13 for adults ($11 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.


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.

Activities are ongoing on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Refreshments, Vendors & Plant Sale (Outside)
  • Educational Groups (Various Locations Inside)
  • Children’s Area (Outside)
  • UF NATL Bug Catching and ID Tours (Outside)
  • LifeSouth Bloodmobile Blood Donation (Outside)


For information on becoming a ButterflyFest sponsor, please contact Kara Schwartz at 352-273-2047 or email kschwartz@flmnh.ufl.edu.

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Name: Catherine Carey, ButterflyFest

Phone: 352-273-2064

Email: butterflyfest@flmnh.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: http://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/visit/

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