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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History invites University of Florida students to visit its award-winning Butterfly Rainforest, search for night-flying moths and learn about Florida pollinators, such as bats and butterflies at its “Bats & Butterflies: A Celebration of Pollinators” April 6. Admission to the Butterfly Rainforest is free to UF students with their Gator 1 identification card from 5-7:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Lubee Bat Conservancy.

“Bats & Butterflies: A Celebration of Pollinators” is being held during Museum Nights, a collaboration among University of Florida Student Government, the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in which both museums are open from 5-10 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

Funded by UF Student Government, Museum Nights strives to increase student and community visitation at the UF Cultural Plaza, located near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. It serves as an entertainment alternative for Thursday nights in Gainesville and offers individuals who are too busy during the day the opportunity to visit the museums in the evening. For more information and a complete schedule, visit the UF Student Government web site,

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