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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
+1 713-639-4629
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Butterflies!

Do you like butterflies? Cool, me too. You'll like this place. It has butterflies. And a couple big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey D
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Houston, Texas
The butterfly center is wonderful.....but there is a consideration to make

I will make this a short review. The Cockrell Butterfly Center is a wonderful place to take the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gordonk825
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Richmond
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
The Museum District
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+1 713-639-4629
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"tropical rainforest"
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"butterflies flying"
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"wear bright colors"
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"glass dome"
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"stand still"
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"live butterflies"
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"museum of natural science"
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"different species"
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"bring your camera"
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"take your time"
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"all ages"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"walk around"
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"great for kids"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you like butterflies? Cool, me too. You'll like this place. It has butterflies. And a couple big lizards, but that's beside the point. There's some exhibits about other stuff, but you'll walk past that on the way to the butterflies, which is why you're...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will make this a short review. The Cockrell Butterfly Center is a wonderful place to take the whole family (just no strollers). It is not for anyone with walking concerns or if humidity is a problem. The museum is in two parts. One is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought there would be a couple of butterflies here and there but I was wrong. You walk into the humid glass exhibit and there are thousands of butterflies. They are everywhere. Look at the leaves, on the treats or just stand still and they'll...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with only 1 hour available, and it didn’t disappoint. We spent about 45 minutes walking through. while a bit rushed due to the gazillion children visiting, we were able to slow down the pace once we got into the butterfly area. What...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a temple. Some people are saying this place doesn't have enough butterflies, but honestly when I went it was perfect. Any more and it would have felt like I was in a weird horror movie lol. DEFINITELY recommend you Instapark a spot...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not sure where all the butterfly's were, but there didn't seem to be a lot around. We were in and out of there in about 10 minutes. Not much to see.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This Center is very nice and really interesting to visit. It's at the Natural History Museum so there's plenty of other things to do as well. It doesn't take very long to walk through so there's plenty of time to visit other attractions in that...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Nice enclosure to see several types of butterflies. Love the way the fly around you and throughout the enclosure. Families with young children can easily walk around and allow their little ones to see the butterflies and get some good photos

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Pure magic. Many species can be found. They are very friendly too. If you are to wear bright colors like red or white, they are definitely onto you, trying to lend.

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Been to a LOT of butterfly locations, and this was AMAZING. Much more than just butterflies (bees, Beatles, other freaky bugs). Wear brightly colored clothing and they’ll land all over you (although the ushers will be on top of you immediately to make sure that...More

1  Thank NanaFradette
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Response from Barrett A | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. Closed on the usual state and federal holidays.
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PUBLIC TICKETS Adult $9.00 Child $8.00 College (with ID) $8.00 Senior (62+) $8.00 You can sometimes get a discount through Groupon
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Zoo and children's museum will keep them busy and enough enjoyment, without burning you out completely too :-)
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