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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A great for family

This centre is within the natural museum , but need a separate entrance fee ( 8$ for senior ). The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Awesome afternoon

Came here with my husband and one year old. There is some great displays with cockroaches and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa G
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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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1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
The Museum District
+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This centre is within the natural museum , but need a separate entrance fee ( 8$ for senior ). The glass see through design is impressive with very high ceiling. Very humid and warm inside , you need to follow the path. , there was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here with my husband and one year old. There is some great displays with cockroaches and spiders etc from around the world before you enter the butterfly dome. The butterfly dome itself is amazing and my husband managed to get several butterflies to transfer...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your kids and grandkids will love this fascinating walk through the tropical forest full of amazing butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colors that fly around solo and then in swirls of several. Not sure which is more fun for the parents...watching the butterflies or...More

Thank crbtravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So beautiful and fun. Tip: wear something bright red or yellow and get ready for butterflies to be attracted & hang around you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a great place for adults and especially awesome for children. There is a museum for all. Children can play games and learn about bugs and insects. The best thing is the wall of emerging butterflies I think one hatches ever 5 sections. The outdoor...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It’s amazing place to visit. You have to go there once. It’s beautiful place. And very close to nature arts work.

Thank 121anandj
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I love this place. If you wear brightly colored clothes a butterfly might land on you. It is very clean and beautiful. Also can see butterflies emerge from cocoons.

Thank Traveler_McGee
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a wonderful place for any time but a 90+ degree day, as it is hot and more humid than Houston itself. One thing you need to know is there is a VERY good insect information center there. If your afraid of spiders, be...More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 29 September 2018

If you're in the Natural Science Museum, pay the extra charge to go in here. It's a tropical rain forest, hot and humid, but the butterflies are amazing.

Thank TxLady61
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This is a required stop with or without kids. The butterfly exhibit is one of the best butterfly environments I’ve ever seen. The tour on beetles and other insects will either thrill your kids or make you run away. Either way, it will be a...More

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20 July 2018|
Response from tleeEvans | Reviewed this property |
Not sure the actual temperature, but it warm and humid in the center. But no one seemed to be bothered with the air temperature.
19 July 2018|
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Response from TPM2018 | Reviewed this property |
The best times are early morning or late afternoon which would be before and after school groups are there
19 July 2018|
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Response from LDA173 | Reviewed this property |
The butterflies become more active with the heat of the day, so they will be busier after noon but they are available for viewing all day long. And yes, wear bold and bright colors and stay in the sunny parts and maybe a... More