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“Must See” 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 #10 of 461 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Three stories glass enclosure filled with thousands of butterflies flitting about. Go on a sunny day for the best view. Take a camera and focus on a child's face. Sooner or later, you'll catch a look of true wonder

Visited March 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

It was very nice experience, although if you already saw butterfly center in Vienna this one is not very different so you won't be too impressed. But still worth to see :)

Visited June 2012
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Missouri City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Go on a nice day!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Don't come here on a cloudy or overcast day. The butterflies will be sleeping and the visit will not be worth it. Considered getting married here because I heard about it at a bridal show, but it is too small and I didn't want to risk all of the butterflies sleeping.

Visited February 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“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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“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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