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Giant katydids, hissing cockroaches, exotic beetles, and beautiful butterflies will fascinate students of all ages during fun, hands-on presentations.

Our Cockrell Butterfly Center staff come right to you, bringing an array of specimens to introduce you 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: $425 Maximum 3 hours, including up to 6 presentations
  • Full Day: $525 Maximum 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 create an Animal Adaptations package! Take a tour around Texas by focusing on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, renewable energy, and the stars over the Lone Star State in the Traversing Texas package! Or, focus on forensics with the Crime Scene Exploration package by adding a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Cool Chemistry presentation!

Traveling Butterfly Tent

Let the Cockrell Butterfly Center bring the magic of butterflies to your special event. This walk-in exhibit, featuring native Texas…

The Buzz About Bees

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

Plants & Pollinators

*New Plants and Pollinators topics for 2018–2019 school year!* Little Leaf Explorers (Pre-K and K): During this program, students will…

Amazing Arthropods

Live giant millipedes, docile hissing cockroaches, stunning walking sticks and much more will amaze audiences in these hands-on, interactive presentations!…


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

All About Butterflies

Learn more about the special life cycle of the butterfly and the adaptations which make butterflies and moths so unique.…

Clean-up Crew

Get to know the hardworking insects and types of arthropods which keep our world clean – nature’s very own clean-up…

Awesome Arachnids

Meet incredible creatures from the world of eight legs—as we bring a selection of exotic arachnids to your classroom! Much…

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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