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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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Very nice exhibit.

A nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon with the many beautiful butterflies. I believe the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pam P
Fantastic place for kids

Such a great place for inquisitive young children and children of all pages. took a 3 year old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
The Museum District
+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon with the many beautiful butterflies. I believe the adults enjoyed it even more than the children.

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great place for inquisitive young children and children of all pages. took a 3 year old child there and all I did was chase after him as he ran around full of excitment chasing butterflies and wanting them to land on him. The...More

Thank 327Aries
Reviewed 11 October 2017

incredible exhibit. butterflies everywhere. really great place to take young kids. have your camera ready, as butterflies sometimes land where you least expect (like on a child's head).

Thank Houba1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The butterflies are beautiful and the setting with a spectacular waterfall is relaxing. Don't miss the poison frog and other associated exhibits. Do wear bright colors and perfume and you will attract the butterflies.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Getting into the space is in itself an experience. I felt transported to a tropical location, then came the butterflies, some of them latched on to me. To have such a fragile being on me, with those beautiful colors, it's not an experience that is...More

Thank Sara O
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

If you are a photographer and love butterflies, you can stay here for hours. I totally forgot about time. The sounds of flowing water over rocks and the greenery, make you feel like you are a Costa Rican rainforest. The many colorful species of beautiful...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 15 September 2017

What a wonderful experience. Butterflies of every shape, color and size. A virtual rainforest under this glass dome. Bring your camera, but you better be fast, as these guys don't sit still very long. Great adventure for the little kids, and the not so little...More

Thank Buck1717
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Meander through a small rainforest where colorful butterflies dance around and sometimes land on you. (One landed on my husband's forehead and stared into his baby blues for a full two minutes, which delighted hubby no end.) Lots of pretty tropical plants and a waterfall...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is a part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. When you enter the museum, you can choose which parts you want to visit and pay accordingly which is very nice because if you visited all of it and did all...More

1  Thank susieQ304
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

So many butterflies to view. Many types and ever time you stopped, there were so many to see. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Price is good if you are already a museum member. It's a very memorable activity. I've been about 4 times over the...More

Thank Mandi D
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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 :-)
Jalena P
27 December 2016|
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Response from joboxer555 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour; you first sit down for a 5 minute, informative video, and then walk around and explore on your own. We like to give the butterflies a chance to get used to us a bit, so they land, and you get some great... More
25 October 2016|
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Response from joboxer555 | Reviewed this property |
I have been many times, never seen a service dog. Agree that a dog could be a hazard to small creatures in the exhibit. You can enjoy the BC in less than an hour, so maybe someone with you could watch your service animal in... More