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The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston

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    What to Expect
    During your visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, head to the Cockrell Butterfly Center and show your entrance ticket to enter the exhibit.

    Walk through a three-story glass structure that simulates a tropical rain forest, complete with a 50-foot waterfall. The glass-enclosed rain forest is home to exotic flowering plants and thousands of live butterflies that flutter around the exhibit.

    Continue to the Brown Hall of Entomology to view live insects, mounted specimens, and larger-than-life insect models. In the displays, search for camouflaged creatures, watch leaf cutter ants at work, learn how insects can help solve crimes, see giant wasp nests, and check out some of Houston’s largest cockroaches. 

    Peek into an entomologist’s lab for a close look at insect specimens and listen to interviews with working entomologists. Learn about butterfly-friendly gardens, backyard beekeeping, and ways to control mosquitoes.

    In the Chrysalis Corner, have the chance to see butterflies emerge from their chrysalis and dry their wings, then get released into the rain forest. Kids enjoy the The Land of Beeyond on the main level, where they can play in a giant beehive, make insect rubbings, read insect picture books, and put together puzzles.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Houston Museum of Natural Science
    Departure Time
    5/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    5/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Entry/Admission - The Houston Museum of Natural Science
    • General Museum Admission entrance fees
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Your tickets will be held at the box office in exchange for Viator voucher
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    A trail through trees and vines with butterflies everywhere—a terrific learning experience both before and after for kids of all ages with interactive games and questions—can spend a day just in that area on various floors but by far the best is the viewing of...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank LBHouston11
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    A beautiful visit. So many different butterflies and flowers. We spent almost 2 and a half hours. The display of insects and “bugs” was very interesting to a science guy like myself. Then into a rainforest climate zone to see all different colours of butterflies....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank Kager99
    Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

    You better fly to the butterfly 🦋... It's interesting and the only one in Houston.... It's better to come in the late afternoon..

    1  Thank AUSAGUY007
    Reviewed 11 August 2019

    From the moment you walk into the butterfly center you are surrounded by a variety of beautiful butterflies of all sizes and colors. The area is well maintained and there were plenty of staff there to answer your questions. The initial entry into the area...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank itsallgood4me
    Reviewed 21 July 2019

    We took our two-year-old granddaughter, and she had a wonderful time. She was already very keen on butterflies because of the Monarchs attracted to the Milkweed plants in our backyard. Seeing hundreds of butterflies all at the same time and even having some land on...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Keith J
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    7 June 2019|
    Response from ltrahan3177 | Reviewed this property |
    We went durning a week day right. Before lunch. When we came out the lobby area and ticket line was packed. So we did good. They said weekends are worse, of course with working people off and able to take the kids.
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