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A red lacewing butterfly perches on a butterfly feeder in our butterfly garden.

Butterflies are the ambassadors of the insect world. Since 1994, their breathtaking beauty has inspired bug-lovers and conservationists right here in the heart of Houston. The Cockrell Butterfly Center is celebrating 25 years with a summer of science. From butterfly releases and tarantula petting zoos, to live insect feedings and a whole day devoted to pollinators, there’s no better place to experience some bug love.

Summer Cockrell Butterfly Center events begin June 5 and continue through August 23.

Wing It Wednesday | Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Come fly away into the world of butterflies at the Cockrell Butterfly Center with Wing it! Introduce yourself to your favorite winged wonders and watch the release of hundreds of new butterflies into the rainforest.

Thrilling Thursday | Thursdays from 3–5 p.m.
Face your fears! Get up close and personal with members of our live tarantula collection, learn all about tarantulas and why they may not be as scary as you think. Are you up for the thrill?

Friday Feeding Frenzy | Fridays at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Join us this morning in the Cockrell Butterfly Center for our Friday Feeding Frenzy! See science in action as insects, spiders and other hungry hunters enjoy a meal right in front of you!

Admission to the Butterfly Center to watch the feedings on Fridays will be FREE to members! Join or renew now!

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


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