While taking Child1 to GatorLand, we found the Florida Museum of Natural History. By and large, it's just like every Natural History Museum you've ever seen: dioramas of the past life in the area, from dinosaurs to pre-Columbian, some fossils (impressively big ancient Great White jaws, you don't just want a bigger boat, you want a bigger museum), etc. However, they've also got the fantastic, amazing, stupendous, outstanding, fantastic — oops, I said that — Butterfly Rainforest, a screened area filled with, well, butterflys. Thousands and thousands. Oh heck, I'll just post a few pictures:
Some just show off:
Some like to feed:
But sometimes nectar just ain't enough — these are bananas, mostly:
A few other inhabitants are allowed — next time we'll get some pictures of the koi, as well:
Sometimes you just want to sun yourself on a rock:
The inhabitants are so friendly, they didn't want us to leave:
Anyway, go. I've heard they release butterflys on weekends at 2 p.m., so try to get there for that.