Cockrell Butterfly Center

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The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology provide entertainment and education for the whole family. Walk through a living butterfly habitat, marvel at spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes.


Rainforest Conservatory

Enter a stunning, three-story glass structure built around a 50-foot waterfall! This simulated tropical rainforest is filled with exotic plants…

Brown Hall of Entomology

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is well known for its gorgeous walk-through butterfly habitat, but there is much more to explore…


Spring Plant Sale

Interested in Butterfly Gardening? The perfect opportunity to get started awaits you twice each year, at the Cockrell Butterfly Center’s…

A Butterfly Flutter

A Butterfly Flutter is a children’s event scattered throughout the Cockrell Butterfly Center and courtyard. Your “caterpillars” will enjoy papilio…


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HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


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