Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston

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  • The butterflies land on you everywhere you walk. This is a delightful place with fruit hanging from the trees to attract the butterflies. You can climb up the steps in this three story glass greenhous...  more »
  • Compared to the Butterfly Museum in Phoenix, AZ this is on a smaller scales and less varieties of butteryflies, but it is well designed and a nice butterfly center to visit. They have a butterfly iden...  more »
  • There are other bugs on display which is a pleasant surprise. The variety of butterflies flying around were honestly a bit underwhelming but they are still nice to look at. If you are a member or has ...  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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