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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Butterfly Heaven

This is by far one of the best places to visit in Houston. You can spend 15 minutes of an hour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harvey H
Just an Amazing Experience! Come Prepared for Fun

There's a reason it's in the Top 10 Attractions in Houston- Because it Delivers! Enjoy the great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robo C
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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
The Museum District
+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far one of the best places to visit in Houston. You can spend 15 minutes of an hour gazing at all the butterflies flying around you. The insect education centers in the basement and top floor are fantastic places to learn about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Harvey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a reason it's in the Top 10 Attractions in Houston- Because it Delivers! Enjoy the great variety of butterfly's. Very well presented and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place for the peace of nature. The docents are EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the insects and love to share. Be prepared to have people stare at you because a butterfly has lit on you! Fun, learning and butterflies...you can’t go wrong.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could hardly move about so many beautiful butterflies buzzing around. Great place to visit, especially for children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a butterfly exhibit which is located inside the Natural history museum. It has a separate entrance ticket - it was a mesmerizing little rain forest. Before you enter the exhibit, there is a small museum which details information about bugs, insects, larvae and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShankerB
Reviewed December 10, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the butterfly center when we visited the Natural History Museum. We purchased the Citypass (discounted pass for a few of the must sees places in the Houston area) and because of that we got a discount on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 106nicole
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This centre is within the natural museum , but need a separate entrance fee ( 8$ for senior ). The glass see through design is impressive with very high ceiling. Very humid and warm inside , you need to follow the path. , there was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my husband and one year old. There is some great displays with cockroaches and spiders etc from around the world before you enter the butterfly dome. The butterfly dome itself is amazing and my husband managed to get several butterflies to transfer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Your kids and grandkids will love this fascinating walk through the tropical forest full of amazing butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colors that fly around solo and then in swirls of several. Not sure which is more fun for the parents...watching the butterflies or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank crbtravels
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

So beautiful and fun. Tip: wear something bright red or yellow and get ready for butterflies to be attracted & hang around you.

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 13, 2019|
Response from MiraMiraSATX | Reviewed this property |
The website shows all the rates. Search for Houston Butterfly Center.
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December 25, 2018|
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Yes, it is. I did just that yesterday.
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July 20, 2018|
Response from tleeEvans | Reviewed this property |
Not sure the actual temperature, but it warm and humid in the center. But no one seemed to be bothered with the air temperature.