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“Wonderful!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cockrell Butterfly Center

Cockrell Butterfly Center
Ranked #8 of 284 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Houston,Tx
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

There are so many butterflies. There are also birds, fish, and iguanas. Many different types of rain forrest plants.

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“breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

What a gorgeous space to spend an afternoon! Just a lovely place to be, and the butterflies are breathtaking. Quite educational, and subtly calming and refreshing.

Visited January 2012
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“Butterflies!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Wear bright colors and you might get some these little winged drops of color to land on you...

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Houston, Texas
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“Beautiful & immersive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

I've been here roughly 5 times. Every time is great. I have even once had a butterfly actually land on me. If you just walk straight through, you'll still see enough to be worth the admission price. However, if you have the time, I highly recommend that you allow up to an hour for this specific part of the HMNS complex. The more you linger, the more you see; and the more likely that you'll get a new, colorful, winged friend. ;)

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Texas
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“Mariposa Mania”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

How cool is it to experience a tropical rain forest inside a domed jungle, with a waterfall cascading down as beautiful butterflies flit by, nectaring and sometimes landing on you? Great experience for all! Docents are present to explain, there is also an insect hall to see mounted specimens, but I like the live ones. Always magical!

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