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Cockrell Butterfly Center

Fighting Nature With Nature: Using Mosquito Assassins to Make Summer Safer
May 8, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Exciting things are happening in the Cockrell Butterfly Center! Anita Schiller, Director of the Biocontrol Mosquito Initiative in Harris County Precinct 4 is working with our staff to test an innovative, eco-friendly way to control the population of mosquitoes in Harris Country using a natural predator of everybody’s least favorite insect called the mosquito assassin […]

New Leaf Cutter Ant Exhibit at HMNS!
March 18, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

There is a new addition to the Cockrell Butterfly Center Insect Zoo, a colony of leaf-cutter ants housed in a brand new exhibit! This leaf-cutter ant (Atta cephalotes) colony was acquired by the Cockrell Butterfly Center about 2.5 years ago from Guatemala. It began as a small, “softball-sized” colony that now has grown many times […]

Cool Stuff To Do This Week At HMNS
July 9, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Behind The Scenes Tour of Our Cockrell Butterfly Center Plus Greenhouses Go behind the scenes with Museum entomologists and horticulturists who care for the plants and animals in the three-story rainforest terrarium. The tour includes areas not open to the public–the greenhouses on the 7th floor of the parking garage and containment room. Tuesday, July […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit HMNS This Independence Day Holiday!
July 2, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

For anyone looking for a fun way to spend their Independence Day holiday, here’s what’s happening this week at the Houston Museum of Natural Science! Behind The Scenes Tour Of Our Cockrell Butterfly Center Plus Greenhouses Go behind the scenes with Museum entomologists and horticulturists who care for the plants and animals in the three-story […]



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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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