Please note that garage elevators at HMNS Hermann Park are out of order.

Parking spots for those with accessibility needs are reserved on the first level of the garage. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

The Wortham Giant Screen Theatre is closed for maintenance.

The Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals will be closed for maintenance on the 27th and 28th.

Cockrell Butterfly Center

Filled with tropical plants and over 60 species of the world’s largest and most colorful butterflies, this three-story glass cone is sure to leave anyone breathless.

Considered one of the most unique places in the city of Houston, the Cockrell Butterfly Center can accommodate small weddings and the Cockrell Butterfly Center Lobby is perfect for larger wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, cocktail receptions and banquets.

When you rent the Butterfly Center Lobby, the Museum’s outdoor West Plaza is included. Whether it’s an evening dinner by candlelight or a company picnic, the West Plaza always makes any event special. This is the only outdoor space available.

Cockrell Butterfly Center
Capacity for Wedding Ceremony: 50

Cockrell Butterfly Center Lobby
Capacity for Seated Dinner: 120
Capacity for Cocktail Reception: 200
Capacity for Wedding Ceremony: 150

Located Here
HMNS at Hermann Park

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

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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.