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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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Butterflies and Photography

If you are a photographer and love butterflies, you can stay here for hours. I totally forgot about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron F
New York City, New York
via mobile
A Rainbow of Color

What a wonderful experience. Butterflies of every shape, color and size. A virtual rainforest under... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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.
  • 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 yesterday 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 18 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

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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
Reviewed 19 July 2017 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 19 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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 14 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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
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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 :-)
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