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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
+1 713-639-4629
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Transports you into a tropical world!

The butterflies land on you everywhere you walk. This is a delightful place with fruit hanging from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allison B
Marble Falls, Texas
very nice well landscaped but small collection

Compared to the Butterfly Museum in Phoenix, AZ this is on a smaller scales and less varieties of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ferndale, Washington
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
The Museum District
1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The butterflies land on you everywhere you walk. This is a delightful place with fruit hanging from the trees to attract the butterflies. You can climb up the steps in this three story glass greenhouse and look down at the beautiful scenery. I enjoyed seeing...More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to the Butterfly Museum in Phoenix, AZ this is on a smaller scales and less varieties of butteryflies, but it is well designed and a nice butterfly center to visit. They have a butterfly identification laminated small poster that the children can take to...More

1  Thank healthyeater2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are other bugs on display which is a pleasant surprise. The variety of butterflies flying around were honestly a bit underwhelming but they are still nice to look at. If you are a member or has city pass, it's worth the extra cost on...More

Thank chunerrrr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All children seem enjoy this experience. There are also educational displays and some interactive stations.

Thank 2fromTexas1950
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place is awesome when the butterflies are hatching and flying all around.... great place for kids.... when they are young and still in awe of nature.

Thank deethebluesman
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Bought tickets in the gift shop and straight into the exhibit. It all started with the interaction part on screens, brilliant for the children. Then the bugs and spiders, they were being fed at the time of our visit so that was very interesting. Also...More

Thank JaneH55
Reviewed 20 November 2017

A nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon with the many beautiful butterflies. I believe the adults enjoyed it even more than the children.

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Such a great place for inquisitive young children and children of all pages. took a 3 year old child there and all I did was chase after him as he ran around full of excitment chasing butterflies and wanting them to land on him. The...More

Thank 327Aries
Reviewed 11 October 2017

incredible exhibit. butterflies everywhere. really great place to take young kids. have your camera ready, as butterflies sometimes land where you least expect (like on a child's head).

Thank Houba1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The butterflies are beautiful and the setting with a spectacular waterfall is relaxing. Don't miss the poison frog and other associated exhibits. Do wear bright colors and perfume and you will attract the butterflies.

Thank Frank D
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yves k
4 February 2017|
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Response from AsliDesi | Reviewed this property |
Zoo and children's museum will keep them busy and enough enjoyment, without burning you out completely too :-)
Jalena P
27 December 2016|
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Response from joboxer555 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour; you first sit down for a 5 minute, informative video, and then walk around and explore on your own. We like to give the butterflies a chance to get used to us a bit, so they land, and you get some great... More
25 October 2016|
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Response from joboxer555 | Reviewed this property |
I have been many times, never seen a service dog. Agree that a dog could be a hazard to small creatures in the exhibit. You can enjoy the BC in less than an hour, so maybe someone with you could watch your service animal in... More