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“Delightful Way to Spend a Winter Afternoon!”

Cockrell Butterfly Center
Ranked #10 of 305 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.
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Hands down one of my favorite places to go in Houston! I could spend an entire day there and still not see everything. Has lots of live insects as well as lepidoptera, and many interactive exhibits. Great for all ages, and since you see live butterflies and moths with live plants, it can be different every time you go!

Thank PiscesPrincess
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Lots and Lots of butterflies that float very close and allow visitors to view them at their feedings.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a great addition to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Be sure and go on a sunny day to see the butterflies at their most active. If you are in town doing treatments at the Texas Medical Center, this is a serene place to take you mind off your troubles and is in very close proximity.

Thank Josie K
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great to go out with your family. Have fun and learn.It was a lot of people because it was the holiday season but it was very fun.

Thank OSWALDO G
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you go, it is best to get there early. While going through the start of the center, we met a young entomologist who was taking care of the cages. She was so nice and patient and answered our kid's questions. If you go, I would suggest spending the day downtown. There is a beautiful park with a reflecting pool if the weather is nice. The zoo is nearby and they have a kid's train that runs past the Butterfly center.

Thank Mark H
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