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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is again rewarding students who receive outstanding grades in science with free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.

Elementary, middle and high school students in Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Putnam and Union counties who receive an ‘A’ or ‘S’ grade in science can present their latest report card for free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest with a paid regular price adult admission. The offer is valid until the next report cards are issued. A student receiving another ‘A’ or ‘S’ grade on their next report card would again qualify for the offer through the end of the following grading period.

“The ‘A’ for science program was extremely popular when we offered it in the summer of 2009,” said Jamie Creola, Florida Museum assistant director for education and visitor services. “We believe science literacy is important and hope this program will spark students’ interest in the sciences and help them achieve excellence.”

The Butterfly Rainforest is a 6,400-square-foot lush tropical garden with hundreds of living butterflies from around the world, including 60 to 80 different species at any given time.

Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This offer has no cash value and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Butterfly Rainforest admission is $10.50 for adults and $6 for ages 3-17.

For more information about this promotion or other museum events, visit or call 352-846-2000.

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Writer: Leeann Bright
Media contact:  Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054,