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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
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+1 713-639-4629
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the glass-enclosed butterfly...

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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Beautiful!

Full of butterflies and water features. There was also a very large iguana in a cage while we were there.... my kids loved it!

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Canton, Illinois
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Canton, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of butterflies and water features. There was also a very large iguana in a cage while we were there.... my kids loved it!

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Dover, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting the Museum of Natural Science, we also explored this butterfly garden. Lots of variety with all the different types of butterflies, and a visually stunning place to visit. Great place to take kids and show them a bit of nature within the city.

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Thank Scott W
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of butterflies in a beautiful garden. The exhibition before you go in was very good with lots about different insects. Really loved seeing all the chrysalis!

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Thank bourneo
La Marque, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was truly a treat to see all the butterflies. There were so many! We just stopped in awe often as we strolled through.

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Thank Regina C
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, this is an unique space. Tropical gardens are home to hundreds of butterflies and will fly on your side around a nice waterfall. Great place for children and adults!

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Thank evamariacampo
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All you might expect from a world-class butterfly center - many varieties, beautiful plants, and the opportunity to see ow they develop and grow, as the chrysalises are on display as well. A beautiful addition to your trip to the Museum of Natural Science and/or Hermann Park.

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Thank Arthur G
Salem, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place, even on a Saturday afternoon with little kids. If you take your time, slow down, and simply watch, you'll gain some peace. And maybe a butterfly will alight on you, too!

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Thank abecedarius
Austin, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful find at the museum. My 20 month kiddo loved it, as did the adults . Beautiful setting, lovely variety, good setup. I highly recommend this sight

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the Butterfly Center. It's a once in a lifetime experience you do not want to miss . Beautiful butterflies flying all around and even sitting on us at times. You get to see a lot of them up-close. It's very warm and humid in there. There are a few benches where you can sit. It's not all... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to take the family. The atmosphere is wonderful and there are thousands of butterflies. You will not be disappointed. The butterflies will even land on you and children really love that. Take your camera because there are amazing photo opportunities! I could stay there all day. It's so peaceful and beautiful.

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