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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
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+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
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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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we have the most gorgeous butterflies and environment here it's luxurious seeing them and the care put into this environment a beautiful display of these special life gifts enjoy

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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North Houston, Texas
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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we have the most gorgeous butterflies and environment here it's luxurious seeing them and the care put into this environment a beautiful display of these special life gifts enjoy

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Thank Charles A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The kids will LOVE this place. Really any and all will love it. There are tons of butterflies and flowers to be awed by

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A special spot in Houston. Tropical feeling, with a rushing waterfall and streams, lots of lush flowers and plants, a display of chrysalises (sometimes with butterflies emerging), and of course colorful butterflies everywhere. There are plates of fruit scattered about on stands, and children love watching the insects feast on the fruit. The tickets are timed, so it's not too... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I won't repeat what others have written in the reviews. Tickets sold until 4:30 on a Saturday. There's lots of live butterflies but there's also informative displays about so many insects. You can see also live tarantulas,scorpions and beetles and more in the exhibits located before the actual butterfly area. We were fortunate to even spot a huge moth at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your kids, bring your significant other, bring your grandparents, just don't bring your dogs. This place is so beautiful and it's a heck of a fun time. Bring a camera!

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can sit and meditate or follow a path .MOTHER Nature @ HER BEST. Very calming and worth the price of the ticket

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Thank Varchia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to see beautiful butterflys, it is for all ages from toddlers to elderly in wheel chairs. Be sure to check your clothes before you re-enter the museum so you don't bring a uninvited guest with you.

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Thank Abyhiker
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best things about HMNS membership is passes to this centre. Please do not touch the butterflies, though (so many people do not observe this rule). It is a warm, humid environment so be ready for that. Otherwise it is a great spot to visit. If you love plants, also a great walk.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Houston is so fortunate to have the Cockrell Butterfly Center. No matter the weather the Museum of Natural Science and the Butterfly Center are wonderful adventures. Children especially like to see the butterflies and try to find them on the plants and on the people. Wear red to attract them the best. Advise children ahead of time not to try... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many butterflies and moths in a large natural setting. Just breathing the air was refreshing. Be sure to take your camera, you might also get a picture of the spectacular Atlas moth.

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