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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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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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Always a must stop when we visit HMNS

Our kids love to watch the butterflies. Also, be sure to visit the other bugs before entering the tropical butterfly house.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our kids love to watch the butterflies. Also, be sure to visit the other bugs before entering the tropical butterfly house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Loved this place and kids love it too. Butterflies are all around you and will also land on you. A must see if you are in the museum district along with all the other wonderful exhibits.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We took a short trip to the butterfly center this weekend and it was quite nice. It is located inside the HMNS, and is only one of the four main attractions they have. The ticket gets you into a very informative and educational exhibit on butterflies and the entire insect world before actually walking into the habitat. My kids enjoyed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a lovely way to spend time. We were there on Mother's Day and it was wonderful! Young and old - everyone will enjoy this!

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

title says it all. no, really, don't miss it. discount tickets online saved me and my family something like thirty bucks between this and the main museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A great garden full of butterflies. The butterflies are every where and if you wear perfume or bright colors they will sit on you. Lovely place to spend sometime and lots of fun for both children and adults. There are benches to sit and enjoy.

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Part of the Natural Science Museum. Worth the price of a ticket. We walked through and wish we had spent more time on the educational part, but we had tickets for the planetarium. Be sure to allow more than half an hour for viewing.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

it is a wonderful habitat for butterflies as they fly freely in the environment and you can admire their beauty.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Adults and children love this place. Great photography walking among the butterflies. All good! Peaceful, yet thrilling to see the butterflies. They will land on you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

You will be in awe of these marvelous creatures and the beauty of Nature. Enter the bio- sphere and let all kinds of butterflies fly above and around you. They even land on you if you stand still.

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