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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Address: 1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
Phone Number: +1 713-639-4629
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Natural Science Museum visit

While in Houston visit the "Natural Science Museum". A MUST. All the exhibits are excellent. The butterfly center is not only beautiful to walk in but peaceful and educational.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While in Houston visit the "Natural Science Museum". A MUST. All the exhibits are excellent. The butterfly center is not only beautiful to walk in but peaceful and educational.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Insectorium and butterfly garden located at Museum of Natural Science (separate or added admission fee). Lots of interesting exhibits, but smaller than similar attractions at Moody Gardens in Galveston or Audubon Attractions in New Orleans.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took relatives visiting from New York to Cockrell Butterfly Center in late October. Visited at 3:00 pm on a weekday. Parking was difficult to find as usual on the street. Ended up parking in the Museum of Natural History garage which is attached and costs $10. The butterflies were very active at that time of the day. Had been previously... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're members of the museum, so get discounted tickets to see the butterflies, but we've only done it a couple times because I usually get frustrated. That doesn't mean the butterflies aren't beautiful or that the experience isn't worthwhile, especially for kids. It is a beautifully done botanical garden with tons of exotic butterflies. Now to the pitfalls. First, prepare... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Experience unexpected because we have seen a very limited number of beautiful butterflies, but there are good when you see the explanation of the insect's life in detail

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved feeling like friends with the butterflies. They fly right in your face so be prepared! 2 levels are educational and 1 level is experiential ~ walking path among the butterflies. I loved just sitting among the butterflies and feeling a sense of peace. Charro, the iguana, was a calming presence also.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place if introduced to kids from the beginning will prevent all those animal abuses that kids end up with. The beauty of nature that this place introduces the kids too, leads to them loving nature, birds, butterflies, animals throughout their lives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Butterflies - the teens and older kids with me loved it. I loved it and would have enjoyed spending a little longer in it; unfortunately, I was accompanied by a 3 year old who was completely freaked out at the "bugs" and went running and screaming on a crazy Godzilla like rampage on his way out. So.....just be wary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent activity for anyone! Stroll through the elaborate gardens and wait for a butterfly to land right on you. Stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for the whole family and good value also. If you are lucky, they will have just released new butterflies. Their exhibit is great for the kids.

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