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Cockrell Butterfly Center

1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
+1 713-639-4629
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Take your student, military, or senior ID for discount

As others have said, this attraction can be pricey if you have a whole family. But, take your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
Cockrell Butterfly Center

Beautiful, educational experience for adults and children, lots of different plants, butterflies in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
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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: 09:00 - 17:00
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 1 week ago

As others have said, this attraction can be pricey if you have a whole family. But, take your student, military, or senior citizen ID for a large discount. My college daughter ended up getting a full membership and we "tagged" on her fee for much...More

Thank Zamigaos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, educational experience for adults and children, lots of different plants, butterflies in a giant aviary. The "bug" exhibit is excellent and also a chrysalis for viewing the butterflies as they are hatching.

Thank lkraulerson
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great attraction with tons of different butterflies and plants kept at their most optimum temperature. The center is well taken care of and there are tons of signs providing explanations about the lives of these beautiful creatures and their magnificent habitats. Highly...More

Thank aavl8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful place to visit! I took my sister her husband and my niece. It is amazing when they land on you. My niece was so excited to see how many different butterflies 🦋 there are she tried to find all the...More

Thank Travlerlee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 5 yo daughter and I visited and really loved the butterflies. They were beautiful! Before entering the enclosure, the center offers a really nice educational exhibit on bugs and other creatures that is interactive and kid-friendly. Quite enjoyable!

Thank Traveler-Kaye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is lots of fun and educational and the staff is very friendly. That being said, the price for four people is ridiculous. You have to pay the initial fee to get in and then there is an additional fee to see...More

1  Thank Stone53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really interesting display at the Natural Museum of Science. Worth the extra cost. Lots of beautiful butterflies and natural plants to enjoy

Thank TravelerRuth_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this absolutely beautiful butterfly garden today!!!!! So enjoyed watching all the different varieties flutter around.... could have stayed all day.... so peaceful!💗🦋🦋🦋🦋

Thank HeidiHGeorgia
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The Cockrell Butterfly Center at The Museum of Natural Science is really well done. It is several levels besides the main level, so some climbing is involved. There is an elevator to the main level. The Center is very warm, and there enough butterflies that...More

Thank T. B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place! For a $9 entrance we saw thousands of butterflies. It is a rain forest atmosphere so it is humid. Butterflies are everywhere and you can get quite close for photos. One landed on my husband's iphone! Not to be missed. The...More

Thank Dansker58
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yves k
We will have two days in early March with a7 and a 9 year old. What else should we do with them in that short time. There seems to be so much and we will only have time for a few of the choices So it's ,'what shouldn't we miss this first time in Houston'. Yves Kraus
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
How long is a normal stay to see everything?
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
do you allow service dogs in the center?
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