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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Costs to get in but the butterflies fly free

Sure worth seeing/.So many varieties to see and look for . Take your time . Read the information- so much to learn. Pretty warm in there so you cannot last too long but whatever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Tyler, Texas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Sure worth seeing/.So many varieties to see and look for . Take your time . Read the information- so much to learn. Pretty warm in there so you cannot last too long but whatever time you spend in there will be worth it . Look for the iguana .Beautifully designed and mot very big .Worth visiting and making special memories... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Museums tend to make a big deal whenever they emulate what's on the regular outside indoors. However, unless you love the butterfly idea is sort of muggy and you'll be out of there in less than 20 minutes. Is worth seeing but not a must see attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The butterfly is my spirit animal, so it was an amazing thing to have them land on me and navigate the beautiful dome. There is a rich amount of information about butterflies to learn before entering the actual butterfly sanctuary. Set aside at least 2 hours to fully enjoy this wonderful space. Seating is limited so wear comfortable shoes as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Definitely worth the trip. Many varieties to see. If you need to de-stress a trip to see Butterflies will definitely do the trick!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I would rank this as the best among all that is offered inside HMNS. So dont skip this. I have never seen so many butterflies in single place. I initially planned to spend an hour in this place, but spent close to 2 hours with the butterflies. Must visit place for people visiting Houston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a true gem.....but beware since this gem is located on the Houston Arts District Campus parking is a BEAST. Once inside the Butterfly Center though.....it will be the most amazing display of butterflies you will EVER SEE. Don't forget your camera and stay for at least a couple of hours if you can.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a great place to take visitors. It is part of the Museum of natural science. It is 2 floors of a beautiful tropical garden with butterflies all around you. They are not afraid of humans and some landed on me. I was very careful on leaving to make sure they remained. There was reading material at the entrance... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great with kids but avoid in the summer...too hot! Both my kids enjoy visiting the butterflies and hoping one lands on them. Go mid day when they are most active.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A beautiful and fun place to bring kids and grandkids. The butterflies are plentiful and gorgeous. And if you wear a bright-colored shirt, there's more chance a butterfly will land on you. What a treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I went there with my husband during a day in Houston. I bought a groupon for 2 for the museum and the butterfly exhibit together. If it is still available, grab it, it will save you some money. This exhibit is not included with the general admission to the museum. It was very pretty. Lots of beautiful butterflies flying around... More 

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