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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Delightful for All Ages

What we liked: 1) Sheer beauty of the display: tropical rain forest set in a (very hot and humid) living terrarium three levels high. Butterflies of every description... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

What we liked: 1) Sheer beauty of the display: tropical rain forest set in a (very hot and humid) living terrarium three levels high. Butterflies of every description flitting about your head and gorgeous flowers and the sound of waterfalls on all sides. There’s also an enormous orange iguana and tree pythons—in cages of course. 2) $8 if you just... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a must see attraction in houston and it makes for an awesome trip. The visit is pleasant and the Butterfly museum, is well maintained and current. It will enthrall visitors of all ages and is an amazing adventure... especially for those visiting for the first time. The views and the butterflies are amazing. Don't forget to visit with... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The kids, all the way up to Grandparents... just plain fun and learn a thing or 2 on the way... spend the day

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Attached to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Cockrell Butterfly Center is a place no matter your age, that is equally enjoyed by all who enter. Butterflies are EVERYWHERE and the colors, sizes, and varieties are boundless. There are different levels and everywhere you turn there are beautiful butterflies. It is entertainment in nature and so much fun!!

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Woodville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A must do when visiting Houston. Six & eight year old grandkids always want to visit. Entry educational area really captures their attention.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well spent time in the Cockrell Butterfly (more butterfly than cockrell to me). Real contact with butterflies flying around us and a lot of learning in the close space. Reccomend to children, to improve the awareness of environment but I went by myself and had a lot of fun :)

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Want to experience a wide variety of butterflies in a beautiful tropical environment? This is the place for you. There is no time limit as to how long you can stay (save for being out by closing). One thing I love about this exhibit is the structure itself. I have been all over this country and time and time again,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We always visit the Houston Museum of Natural History but this was the first time we visited the butterfly center. My kids loved it. Besides butterflies, they have small insects and spiders co-habitating the same glass dome. The kids also liked the vending machine that sells edible "crickets".

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

You have to pay extra to enter this exhibit, but it is worth it. As I understand it, the butterflies have to be replaced often because of their short lifespan, so the cost is justified, The Butterfly Center is amazing: large, full of trees, waterfalls, and places for butterflies to rest and eat. The variety of butterflies was spectacular and... More 

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Chico, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We didn't get here early enough to also do the science museum and wish we had. The butterfly exhibit and center was great.

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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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