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“A visit to another world!” 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 #6 of 115 Activities in Houston
Type: Science Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Ranch & Farm
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A visit to another world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Cockrell Butterly Center, located within the Museum of Natural Science, is beautifull landscaped and just a delight to walk round. The butterflies are so pretty, the atmosphere relaxed, and the large waterfall at the centre of the structure gives a refreshing ambiance to the whole place. Love to go there!

Visited September 2012
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I love the setting and the amount of butterflies in this display. I can spend hours just sitting around and admiring these beautiful creatures.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“A great family activity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We loved the display and the information on all the different bugs, spiders, flys, and everything else that creeps and crawls. The butterfly house was lovely! Caters very well for families with kids. Well worth a look!

Visited January 2013
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Georgetown, Texas
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“Delightful Way to Spend a Winter Afternoon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Hands down one of my favorite places to go in Houston! I could spend an entire day there and still not see everything. Has lots of live insects as well as lepidoptera, and many interactive exhibits. Great for all ages, and since you see live butterflies and moths with live plants, it can be different every time you go!

Visited January 2013
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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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