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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Neighborhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1 Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX
Phone Number: 713-639-4629
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the glass-enclosed...
Next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the glass-enclosed butterfly habitat includes a simulated rainforest and thousands of colorful butterflies. A dramatic 50-foot waterfall and exotic plants transport visitors.
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This place is wonderful for kids and adults alike. I have red hair and the butterflies like to land in it. this is great fun for the kids. There is a lot of education about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is wonderful for kids and adults alike. I have red hair and the butterflies like to land in it. this is great fun for the kids. There is a lot of education about butterflies, their habitat and life cycle. A great place to go visit with family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bring your camera, your kids, friends and relatives. No one will be disappointed, if it is a sunny day. The butterflies need the sun to be their most active. My niece took a butterfly picture that is framed and hanging in my home. A monarch rode on my son-in-laws shoulder for 7-8 minutes. The 2-4 year old grandchildren loved everything... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful, quiet exhibit in the Natural History Museum. It is humid in the room so be aware. It is also 2 stories. We love visiting here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

i love the Cockrell Butterfly center because its just very unique and almost a zen experience to sit in there with all the beautiful little creatures.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very nice layout. Took our Girl Scout troop. Favorite part was the hatchery. I thought a little pricey for this add on. Make sure you look for a Groupon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I really enjoyed my trip to the Cockrell Butterfly Center. For me, the best part was getting to watch the butterflies emerge from their cocoons. That was so fascinating! Also, there was a bee hive

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First the good, it's cool--very important in Houston summer heat. It is vibrant and pretty. But parking is a bad mother for you. It is expensive and there's not a lot there. I'd skip the butterfly center for the excellent Houston Zoo and if you're determined to see butterflies, drive the 1.5 hours south to the Moody Gardens Butterfly Center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife absolutely loves this place. If she likes it, I like it. It is a very interesting place to go and learn about butterflies and to experience their beauty.

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Hempstead, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I love this place. I have gone here for photography and have taken guests to Houston. I can spend quite some time here looking, learning, watching, drawing, taking pictures, just enjoying it.

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

All of the butterflies are beautiful, and seeing all of the bugs is very neat. Everything there is well done and thorough, and I love seeing new things every time i go

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Additional Information about Cockrell Butterfly Center

Address: 1 Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX
Phone Number: 713-639-4629
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > The Museum District
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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