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Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston

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  • This is such a wonderful place to visit! I took my sister her husband and my niece. It is amazing when they land on you. My niece was so excited to see how many different butterflies there are she tri...  more »
  • My 5 yo daughter and I visited and really loved the butterflies. They were beautiful! Before entering the enclosure, the center offers a really nice educational exhibit on bugs and other creatures tha...  more »
  • The Cockrell Butterfly Center is lots of fun and educational and the staff is very friendly. That being said, the price for four people is ridiculous. You have to pay the initial fee to get in and the...  more »
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  • I found this exhibit exceptionally fascinating! The butterflies were beautiful and I was amazed at all of the different species I saw and all of the different colors of their wings. It was so neat to be able to walk through an exhibit with all of the butterflies flying around and to be able to interact with them.
  • The Butterfly Exhibit is amazing for young and old alike. The residents are welcoming and will often grace you with their presence if you wear bright colors or generally smell flowery. It gets very humid so dress lightly, and wear nonslip shoes as the stairs can get wet sometimes. It's very much worth the trip to HMNS just to see this place.
  • Check this place out in winter, when it is cool outside and you want to warm up. You will feel like you are in a tropical paradise. Beautiful butterflies flutter all around you and there is a huge iguana lounging about.
  • Great experience. Lots of great exhibits! young and old will truly appreciate this place.
  • Great place for the family. Full of fun facts and beautiful butterflies. Wear something colorful if you want the butterflies to land on you. Please DO NOT throw coin into the ponds with fish. Very warm and humid inside the dome with butterflies.