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The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston

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icon30 minutes to 1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

When visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of the butterflies and insects at the Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology. The entrance ticket admits you to both exhibits where you can see both live and preserved specimens, and learn about them with interactive games and displays. Explore a rain forest environment with a 3-floor butterfly habitat, get a close look at a range of insects, and visit a play area for kids.
  • Entrance ticket to Cockrell Butterfly Center at Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Stroll through the 3-story rain forest exhibit to observe butterflies and plants up close
  • Learn all about insects in the Brown Hall of Entomology
  • Let the kids play with educational games in the Land of Beeyond
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Departure Point

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718

Departure Time

2/5/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
2/5/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
During your visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, head to the Cockrell Butterfly Center and show your entrance ticket to enter the exhibit.

Walk through a three-story glass structure that simulates a tropical rain forest, complete with a 50-foot waterfall. The glass-enclosed rain forest is home to exotic flowering plants and thousands of live butterflies that flutter around the exhibit.

Continue to the Brown Hall of Entomology to view live insects, mounted specimens, and larger-than-life insect models. In the displays, search for camouflaged creatures, watch leaf cutter ants at work, learn how insects can help solve crimes, see giant wasp nests, and check out some of Houston’s largest cockroaches. 

Peek into an entomologist’s lab for a close look at insect specimens and listen to interviews with working entomologists. Learn about butterfly-friendly gardens, backyard beekeeping, and ways to control mosquitoes.

In the Chrysalis Corner, have the chance to see butterflies emerge from their chrysalis and dry their wings, then get released into the rain forest. Kids enjoy the The Land of Beeyond on the main level, where they can play in a giant beehive, make insect rubbings, read insect picture books, and put together puzzles.
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Enter a stunning, three-story glass structure built around a 50-foot waterfall. This simulated tropical rain forest is filled with exotic plants and thousands of live butterflies. As you walk through the three-story glass rain forest at your own pace, feast your eyes on a rainbow of color provided by the thousands of live, fluttering butterflies and exotic flowering plant species. Absorb all the beauty of the living rain forest, and then make your way to the Brown Hall of Entomology and witness astounding living insects, spectacular mounted specimens, larger-than-life models, and interactive games. Search for camouflaged creatures, meet a cricket weatherman, learn how insects are used to solve crimes, watch leaf cutter ants at work, see giant wasp nests, get a close-up look of some of Houston’s largest cockroaches, and more. Do not forget to view the fabulous Chrysalis Corner in the hall. Witness butterflies emerge from their chrysalis, dry their wings, and be released into the rain forest. Tucked underneath the waterfall and behind the cenote pool, discover how insects are particularly important to humans. Listen to interviews with real-life entomologists and take a peek into an entomologist’s lab, where you can look up close at insect specimens. Pick up some butterfly gardening tips, learn about backyard beekeeping, and explore the best ways to control mosquitoes. Finally, make your way back to the main level: The Land of Beeyond. This immersive insect environment is perfect for families, where kids can play in a giant beehive, make insect rubbings, put together puzzles, or enjoy insect picture books.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Your tickets will be held at the box office in exchange for Viator voucher
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Houston Museum of Natural Science

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston.

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Family Fun!!
Ray_M
, Nov 2020
We had a great time. It was a lot of fun being surrounded by butterflies. This is a fun place for the family or a date :)
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