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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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Hours:
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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Butterfly life

We never pass up the opportunity to visit the Butterfly Center when we're at the HMNS. And we always bring our cameras!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Treena R
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Houston, United States
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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We never pass up the opportunity to visit the Butterfly Center when we're at the HMNS. And we always bring our cameras!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saw it from outside. I've been attacked by large crows and don't love birds, except Greater Sandhill Cranes, but not pet variety. Anything that is around me, I do not like, avian variety. From the outside the gallery is gorgeous, a light round vessel in which to keep these beautiful creatures healthy and alive. Just because I've seen the Museum... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Must see! This is well designed, so you start your tour at what would be the second floor of the atrium style butterfly garden, and then walk down into the garden area. Who doesn't like butterflies??

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

I took friends from France and they thought it was great fun and unusual. Good for adults as well as kids.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely time, surrounded by enormous butterflies and the lovely waterfall. Its a perfect way to fill an hour in Houston and is attached to the Natural History Museum which is great, especially the dinosaur section.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were almost no butterflies to be found. One had to look very hard to find any at all. Perhaps it is seasonal but I wouldn't think so, since it is climate controlled. Disappointing and not worth the price of admission.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a special place to visit. Come in the morning when the sun shine is just right and amaze yourself with all the butterflies!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting more but was not to be. A small area with narrow pathways and somewhat slippery steps. Humidity to be expected. Be careful with parking...can be expensive. What I saw was nice.

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Thank Michelle I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to take out-of-towners, there's a lot going on in the museum district! Even if butterflies arent your thing, there is so much more this area offers.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is located in the Houston museum..it was so beautiful. The feeling of the butterflies flying around you.There were so many kinds of butterflies too. It was just amazing.

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