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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
Phone Number: +1 713-639-4629
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

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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Amazing Butterflies!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us it is a must visit every time we visit the museum. They have so many different butterflies every time.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for enjoying the butterflies and makes for amazing photographs! Definitely a must see. Who doesn't love butterflies? (Actually my sister-in-law is afraid of them...)

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