June 29, 2013, Saturday, 10:00 AM: BUTTERFLY RAINFOREST EXHIBIT, GAINESVILLE: Tour the beautiful Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. The exhibit “… is a four-story, outdoor screened enclosure with waterfalls, a walking trail… and hundreds of live butterflies“. Cost for the butterfly exhibit: $10.50 for non-residents or $9 for seniors (62+) and FL residents. If you have AAA and bring your card or use mine, you should save about five dollars. We’ll go to lunch afterward at the Ale House. Wear comfortable shoes, bring $$$ for lunch and your bright smile.
Directions from Jacksonville: Take I-10 west to US 301 South (exit 343) towards Starke staying on 301 to Waldo - 37.6 miles. From Waldo veer right (Gainesville sign) and drive 10 miles southwest on SR 24 (becomes Waldo Road in Gainesville) to the junction of SR 222/NE 39th Avenue. Turn west (right) onto SR 222/NE 39th Avenue. Cross over Main Street and then US 441/NW 13th Street. Continue to NW 34th Street. Turn south (left) and travel 3.5 miles to the traffic signal at Hull Road. Turn east (left) onto Hull Road. The entrance to the University of Florida Cultural Plaza is on the south (right) side of Hull Road.
For those of you that would like to meet to carpool, I plan to meet behind the McDonald’s on Old St Augustine Rd. and 295 in Mandarin. Please arrive by 7:45 AM. We will be departing for Gainsville by 8:00 AM. There is alot of parking in this area and there will be no problem leaving our cars there.
Your leader is Sue Rorer, [masked] Link to the museum website: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu We will meet at the front entrance to the museum.
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