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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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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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Hours:
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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A lovely visit with the children

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
cwebbevans
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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Kilauea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 weeks ago

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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

While in Houston visit the "Natural Science Museum". A MUST. All the exhibits are excellent. The butterfly center is not only beautiful to walk in but peaceful and educational.

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Lake Charles, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Insectorium and butterfly garden located at Museum of Natural Science (separate or added admission fee). Lots of interesting exhibits, but smaller than similar attractions at Moody Gardens in Galveston or Audubon Attractions in New Orleans.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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