Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston

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  • The Cockrell Butterfly Center can be visited separately from the Natural History Museum although you access through the same entry point. Go to the end of the entry lobby to the far gift shop on your ...  more »
  • This is one of the finest butterfly centers in the country. It is part of the Museum of Natural Science, and features thousands of butterflies in a huge tropical "greenhouse" dome structure. This is g...  more »
  • This was an incredible add-on to the Natural History Museum - you can do either or both but you have to get a ticket for each. I saw other reviews that said the place was small and so I didn't know wh...  more »
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  • This place rivals anything you’ll find elsewhere. We visited several years ago and until our recent visit I would have sworn this display was one we visited at the Smithsonian. It really is something to behold and that’s just the insect display before you enter the butterflies. Very well done and instructional all around.
  • Amazing place to visit, wandering around a garden filled with moving flowers. Butterflies are literally everywhere you look. Wear btight colors, and some of them might land on you. Felt odd to move around there, I was concerned that I might bump into a butterfly and hurt it simehow.
  • It's been a few years since I have visited the Butterfly Center. I have always enjoyed this exhibit and it continues to be a joy to visit. This past visit was with a field trip for summer camp and my group of boys really liked the exhibit. It appeals to everyone, old and young and presents the information in an easy to understand format for all.
  • It's just as much coming here as an adult as when I came as a child! Wear bright colors for great pictures.
  • What a great way to a couple hours. Incredible learning experience in a uniquely climate controlled environment. Every staff member was very accomidating and knowledgeable.

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