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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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Wear bright clothing

This is a great attachment to the Museum of Natural Science - my favorite part in fact. It can be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Evan H
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Montauk, New York
Close up view of butterflies

We had a few hours before heading back to the airport, so based on reviews we chose to spend time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AdvicebyAnn
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Daytona Beach
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
The Museum District
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+1 713-639-4629
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"beautiful butterflies"
in 33 reviews
"tropical rainforest"
in 14 reviews
"butterflies flying"
in 10 reviews
"wear bright colors"
in 8 reviews
"glass dome"
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"live butterflies"
in 10 reviews
"museum of natural science"
in 27 reviews
"different species"
in 9 reviews
"bring your camera"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 9 reviews
"all ages"
in 23 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
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"great for kids"
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"whole family"
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"on display"
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"hermann park"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great attachment to the Museum of Natural Science - my favorite part in fact. It can be visited on a standalone basis, or in conjunction with a visit to the larger museum and/or the planetarium. Make sure to visit the Park all...More

Thank Evan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few hours before heading back to the airport, so based on reviews we chose to spend time at the butterfly center. Before entering into the glass enclosed butterfly habitat, there is a small museum that has interactive displays on bugs. It was...More

2  Thank AdvicebyAnn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw a lot of interesting facts on butterflies and bugs in general. Large collection on live butterflies.

Thank Debbie495
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice butterfly house! Show your AAA card for huge discount on admission tickets. Not as hot as others we've visited. Temp was around 80 degrees inside.

Thank RoseBC23
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast!! We got through the natural history museum ( thats the entrance) . You have to pay for it separately ( if you have CityPass it gives you a discount) at the Museum front desk. The place is wonderful. We got to...More

Thank kobi s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful way to spend time enjoying the butterflies as they fly throughout the center. You are in a rainforest like setting that adds to the interest.

Thank Sara P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A glass atrium filled with thousands of butterflies. I don't know how many species but I'd guess near 100. It can get hot in the summer but I always find it to be an easy nearby adventure.

Thank LDA173
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a real highlight of my trip to Houston. The butterflies are beautiful. You can just pay for the butterfly exhibit if you don’t have time to tour the museum.

1  Thank senechalles
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Among the top exhibitions of lepidoptera in the country. A rainbow of species in an approachable and visible, educational vessel. Well worth the time and the effort.

Thank Barrett A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike some other butterfly centres we've been to around the world this one really measures up in terms of the number of butterflies (and species) per cubic metre. Superb. And the entry area with lots of materials both on butterflies and other insects was also...More

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Randy Y
15 April 2018|
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Response from Barrett A | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. Closed on the usual state and federal holidays.
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4 March 2018|
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Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
PUBLIC TICKETS Adult $9.00 Child $8.00 College (with ID) $8.00 Senior (62+) $8.00 You can sometimes get a discount through Groupon
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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 :-)
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