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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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Hours:
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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Up close and personal

A stroll through butterflies in their natural settings! There are more varieties than you can imagine. Better bring a camera!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A stroll through butterflies in their natural settings! There are more varieties than you can imagine. Better bring a camera!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Butterfly Center is beyond description. There are so many different types of butterflies and you can count on one landing on you. It is pretty and tropical and they have nice benches you can sit on to "stop and smell the roses" so to speak.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I take my two daughters here a couple times a year! There are so many different butterflies and usually employees are walking around giving extra bits of information.

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takeitallin14
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69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It is a beautiful take and there's just tons of species. My girl had three land on her. It's really humid and warm and a beautiful venue and exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great destination for young and old alike. It is not just educational but very relaxing as well. From the adults, seniors, and children in my party, no one wanted to leave! Feels like a vacation out of the ordinary but with the added benefit of inspiring us all to be more mindful of what we are planting in our yards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

With a myriad of butterflies fluttering everywhere in a three story tropical environment with lush plants and stone pathways and water features, this is such a great little way to unplug from the real world. All grown ups should experience this at least once, and I dare any kids under the age of 10 to not be thoroughly enchanted by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Lots of butterflies to see. The garden is very well done including waterfalls and an active bee hive (in glass).

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Houston,Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Parking can be a challenge but most of it is free, just drive around the streets of Hermann Park till you get one. The tour requires a medium amount of walking and takes about an hour to enjoy the trails, butterflies and lovely flowers in the atrium. It can be a bit warm, so be ready to shed your jacket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Loved that one could walk around with the butterflies. There didn't seem to be a lot of different species on the day we were there and there was no docent to answer our questions on the day we went although we looked around for someone.

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lovely staff that were helpfull. Very disappointed with how many butterflies were Not there......saw very few that were on the handout that we were given to watch out for! .

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