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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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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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Butterflies all around you!!!

This is inside the Houston museum of natural science. Try wearing a bright colored dresses and you will be sure experience some butterflies trying to come closer to you...there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Arun S
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is inside the Houston museum of natural science. Try wearing a bright colored dresses and you will be sure experience some butterflies trying to come closer to you...there are 1000s of butterflies inside the artificial rain forest and a waterfall. immense yourself for few minutes inside the butterfly center. dont miss out the insects collections inside the exhibit to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

To really enjoy this experience takes time and patience. My son knelt to observe some butterflies and eventually others landed on and near him. He was transfixed. By summer afternoons the humidity and heat are stifling so try to go early and when it's less crowded so you can move at your own pace.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Interesting and educational! Butterflies light on your shoulder as you learn about them. Exhibit is located in the Museum of Natural Science.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Your kids will either love the buttery's landing on them or may not! either way, its a great place to make memories. Wear colorful clothes and they might land on you. One time a guy had on a cologne that the butterflies loved, they landed on him and he just walked around with them on him, it was awesome! Its... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rain forest that is multi storied makes it a great place for the plants, flowers and lots of butterflies. Is also spacious enough to accommodate many visitors and all can enjoy.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nothing like seeing a butterfly emerge from the chrysalis to get the kids excited.Fluttering around their head and hands really is exciting.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A must see when traveling to Houston! There are multiple levels of plants with many different butterflies flitting about. Also stop by to see "Charro" the iguana!

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Butterfly Center has more than just the butterflies. Be prepared to learn all about insects for a good hour before seeing the butterflies. Make sure to take your time going through, it's wonderful!

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Conroe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fun place to visit! Want a relaxing day? This is it. The gorgeous flowers and butterflies with a peaceful background. A must for families with children or people without!

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Mason, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A business partner and I went this week as we were in Houston and we like nature. I did not do enough research as we discovered when we went Thursday during "free kids day" - what a nightmare. The exhibit was very nice but hard to enjoy with all of the people there.

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