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Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Outstanding visit at the Butterfly Center. Everyone was very polite and helpful. The atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Houston, Texas

Great experience for both adults and children. It is located in Natural Histroy Museum so you’ll... read more

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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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1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1749
The Museum District
+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding visit at the Butterfly Center. Everyone was very polite and helpful. The atmosphere mat the visit very enjoyable and educational.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YSmith2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for both adults and children. It is located in Natural Histroy Museum so you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. The butterfly dome is the best part of the exhibition. It’s a “must” here in Houston.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PebblesTR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for both children and adults! Located inside the Museum of Natural Sciences in Houston, entrance is extra to the normal entrance for the museum, but its worth. The collection of butterflies is awesome, you can see them stopping on your arms or head....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DelirioHotelSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The butterfly center is within the natural museum in Houston's museum district but you need to pay extra 8$ (if I remember correctly). So pity it isn't included in the entrance ticket, but I must admit it's worth it, as the kids were thrilled with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is by far one of the best places to visit in Houston. You can spend 15 minutes of an hour gazing at all the butterflies flying around you. The insect education centers in the basement and top floor are fantastic places to learn about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

There's a reason it's in the Top 10 Attractions in Houston- Because it Delivers! Enjoy the great variety of butterfly's. Very well presented and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robo C
Reviewed 6 January 2019

I love this place for the peace of nature. The docents are EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the insects and love to share. Be prepared to have people stare at you because a butterfly has lit on you! Fun, learning and butterflies...you can’t go wrong.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Psbteacher
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Could hardly move about so many beautiful butterflies buzzing around. Great place to visit, especially for children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe P
Reviewed 31 December 2018

This is a butterfly exhibit which is located inside the Natural history museum. It has a separate entrance ticket - it was a mesmerizing little rain forest. Before you enter the exhibit, there is a small museum which details information about bugs, insects, larvae and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShankerB
Reviewed 10 December 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the butterfly center when we visited the Natural History Museum. We purchased the Citypass (discounted pass for a few of the must sees places in the Houston area) and because of that we got a discount on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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24 January 2019|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
With a membership, it is $6. Without a membership, it is $12 for adult and $10 for a child.
13 January 2019|
Response from MiraMiraSATX | Reviewed this property |
The website shows all the rates. Search for Houston Butterfly Center.
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25 December 2018|
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Yes, it is. I did just that yesterday.
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