The Cockrell Butterfly Center & Brown Hall of Entomology – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Ticket is only good for the Butterfly Center and does not include museum exhibits.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of our favorite places to go. In addition to the permanent exhibits is the fabulous Cockrell Butterfly Center. Tickets for this are separate from the main museum exhibits, but it is also an adventure all of its own. A tour of the center could take a few minutes or a couple of hours.
We spent 30 minutes climbing the stairs and studying the butterflies. We also spent a long time studying the bees as they flew in from the pipe leading to the outside of the museum.
This is where Joe and Brooke played the longest… and it was also my favorite part of Brown Hall.
It is mostly closed off and there is a good view of the kids from the bench. They ran around for at least 30 minutes, playing with puzzles and putting on shows on the “stage” in the beehive. They would have stayed all day had we had time.