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Traveling Butterfly Tent

A white morpho butterfly rests in a garden.

Let the Cockrell Butterfly Center bring the magic of butterflies to your special event. This walk-in exhibit, featuring native Texas butterflies will give you and your guests an up-close look at these fascinating creatures. Observe as they flutter from flower to flower to sip nectar and interact with each other.

Please note that this program is only available April through September and must be outdoors on a concrete surface. To secure program supplies, it must be booked at least 8 weeks in advance. In case of inclement weather, we reserve the right to replace the butterfly tent with another Bugs on Wheels program that can be moved indoors.


Half-day: $2,500
Full-day: $3,000
Extended-day: $3,500

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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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.