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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Address: 1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
Phone Number: 713-639-4629
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the glass-enclosed butterfly...

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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Like being in a tropical locale

Be careful, because butterflies are everywhere. They are more active on sunny days, but you will never be disappointed. And be sure to see the big orange iguana.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mary L
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be careful, because butterflies are everywhere. They are more active on sunny days, but you will never be disappointed. And be sure to see the big orange iguana.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My granddaughter and I were enchanted with this exhibit. One of the butterflies actually landed on her and it was pretty cool. There are benches along the path where we just sat for a while to take it all in. Absolutely beautiful.

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Thank apreciousgirl
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very cool experience to visit Cockrell Butterfly Center! It's a huge green house with glass ceiling and walls. Live butterflies fly up and down, sometimes would even rest on your shoulder or fingers.

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Thank xujingzhan
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with a friend this past weekend and with my nieces a month ago. It was nice. Many habitat for multiple species of butterflies.

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Thank Nesha W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The natural habitat lends itself to a plethora of species of butterflies. This has been a hit with our grandchildren from toddler stage to teenage. They love having the butterflies light on them! Quite an educational and beautiful outing for the whole family. Be prepared for the humidity and warmth.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing more fun on a hot Houston day than to take a child to the Houston Museum of Natural Science Butterfly Center. My grand-son is 6 1/2 and loved the bug exhibit and even ate one at the exhibit on edible bugs. It was bright and sunny and the butterflies were every where even liting on his bright blue shirt.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my two preschool aged children to the butterfly center and we all loved it. We had visited a butterfly house in another state and we were a little disappointed because there were not many butterflies. The Cockrell Center did not disappoint. There was a good-sized exhibit of insects for us to walk through before we got into the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go a few times per year to see what changes have taken place. It is a nice visual and aural escape from a Houston summer. It has an advantage over many butterfly parks in that there is a great museum attached to it! The butterflies are more zoo than museum, so makes for a nice contrast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place. The aquarium is really nice. Wish there were more butterflies but I can't complain. Lots of foliage and I highly recommend this place

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 4 year loves the butterfly center. That's the first thing we visit at the museum. It is very relaxing even with a excited 4 year old.

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