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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…

Mandrake the Corpse Flower

Mandrake is currently growing about 2 inches per day and is predicted to bloom on Memorial Day. A 'titanic' thank…

Spring Plant Sale and Garden Festival

Join us on Saturday, April 14th for the opportunity to restock your pollinator garden with beautiful, healthy, and hard-to-find nectar…


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…

Wing It!

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. At the CBC, you can watch brand-new butterflies emerging from their chrysalises, pumping blood into their…


OktoberPest

It’s OktoberPest at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and it’s your chance to get some bug love! We’ve planned…

Pollinator Gardening

Gardening with butterflies and other pollinators in mind has exploded in the past decade or so, and there are many…

Thrilling Thursdays

Face your fears every Thursday afternoon in the Cockrell Butterfly Center. From 3-5:00 pm, get up close and personal with…


Friday Feeding Frenzy

Fridays at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m. Leave your table manners at the door during the Friday Feeding Frenzy at…


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Houston,Texas 77030
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