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Giant millipedes, hissing cockroaches, stunning walking sticks, and beautiful butterflies will fascinate students of all ages during fun, hands-on presentations.

Amaze Your Students With Incredible, Live Insects! Cockrell Butterfly Center staff use exciting, hands-on presentations to introduce students to the wonderful world of plants, insects, and other arthropods! We offer seven separate programs, each with a different emphasis.

Where else can audiences touch a live walking-leaf insect, a butterfly chrysalis, or real honeycomb while learning about the importance of insects and their relatives to our world?

Details and Restrictions:

  • Capacity: Maximum of 30 students per presentation
  • There is a mileage fee for locations more than 20 miles from the Museum.
  • Presentations
    Tailored to grade-specific TEKS objectives.
    Before and After presentation curriculum available for each Program
  • Half Day: $425Maximum 3 hours, including up to 6 presentations
  • Full Day: $525Maximum 5 hours, including up to 8 presentations

Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
  • Add on a Wildlife On Wheels program and a presentation of Docents To Go: Oceans to have the Animal Adaptations package! Take a tour around Texas by focusing on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, energy resources (available in Fall 2015), and the stars over the Lone Star State in the Traversing Texas package! Focus on forensics with the Crime Scene Exploration package by adding a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Cool Chemistry presentation!

The Buzz About Bees

Explore the complex inner workings of a bee hive, and discover the unique adaptations that make bees vital to pollination.…

Plants & Pollinators

Learn why plants and pollination are essential for life as we know it and how pollinators help many plants survive.…

Amazing Arthropods

Live giant millipedes, docile hissing cockroaches, stunning walking sticks and much more will amaze students in this hands-on, interactive presentation.…


Delve into the fascinating, inspirational story of the beautiful and iconic monarch butterfly–great for metamorphosis and migration TEKS objectives. Bugs…

All About Butterflies

Learn more about the special life cycle of the butterfly and what makes the butterfly and the moth so unique.…

Clean-up Crew

Get to know the hardworking insects and other arthropods which keep our world clean–nature's very own special cleanup crew. Bugs…

Awesome Arachnids

Furry tarantulas, scary scorpions, creepy vinegaroons and more will help students get to better know these awesome eight-legged creatures. Bugs…

HMNS at Hermann Park

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

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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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