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“watch magical vision of butterflies feeding on sponges” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cockrell Butterfly Center

Cockrell Butterfly Center
1 Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX (The Museum District)
713-639-4629
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Ranked #4 of 53 Activities in Houston
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Science Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
houston, texas
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“watch magical vision of butterflies feeding on sponges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Lots and Lots of butterflies that float very close and allow visitors to view them at their feedings.

Visited December 2012
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“Cockrell Butterfly Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a great addition to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Be sure and go on a sunny day to see the butterflies at their most active. If you are in town doing treatments at the Texas Medical Center, this is a serene place to take you mind off your troubles and is in very close proximity.

Visited December 2012
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“A family journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great to go out with your family. Have fun and learn.It was a lot of people because it was the holiday season but it was very fun.

Visited December 2012
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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“A fun place that kept our kid's attention for several hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you go, it is best to get there early. While going through the start of the center, we met a young entomologist who was taking care of the cages. She was so nice and patient and answered our kid's questions. If you go, I would suggest spending the day downtown. There is a beautiful park with a reflecting pool if the weather is nice. The zoo is nearby and they have a kid's train that runs past the Butterfly center.

Visited December 2012
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“Beeeeeautiful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

You have to see it to for yourself. The butterflies are gorgeous. I'm a member of the museum so I visit often.

Visited November 2012
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