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Cockrell Butterfly Center

1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
+1 713-639-4629
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Lots of butterflies to see

So many butterflies to view. Many types and ever time you stopped, there were so many to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mandi D
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My daughter loves this

She loved the butterflies just flying all around her and landing near her. Very cool experience if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
milomlo1414
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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
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1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
The Museum District
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+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

She loved the butterflies just flying all around her and landing near her. Very cool experience if you've never been. It's a bit pricing, but it's fun.

Thank milomlo1414
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took some friends who were here to celebrate their son's birthday. We had so much fun and the kids really liked the experience. Leave plenty of time to tour the Museum of Natural Science. It is a jewel of Houston museums.

Thank Patsy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see some amazing bugs and learn about the butterfly lifecycle. You can see the stages of growth as metamorphosis takes place and see butterflys hatching from their chrysalis'

Thank callumm644
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this. My daughter loves butterflies in general so we enjoy anything that has butterflies anyway. You can easily spend 30 minutes or more here. Some butterflies land on you. Lots of nice picture opportunities.

Thank Cynn143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rekindle your wonder at the Cokrell Butterfly Center. The wide variety of butterfly species in their natural environment is breathtaking. I suggest you wear natural, essential oils like lavender or geranium or a natural perfume. The little beauties might just alight on your arm or...More

Thank Kiki P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fun to do once. Not sure I would pay extra for this exhibit every time I visited the Natural Science Museum, and in fact I don't. But it's worth seeing once.

Thank Jopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice butterfly exhibit. We previously visited one in Key West and this one is slightly better but both area great. Take your time and relax and watch beauty.

Thank joedvet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a fun and interactive place for kids, students, and even adults. It was nice because you can just buy a ticket for the butterfly center which normally runs 9$, but they offer many discounts including AAA which made it only 6$. There is...More

1  Thank Hope C
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

1  Thank Zamigaos
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yves k
5 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 :-)
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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
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Explorer535
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
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