Hard to say what the best part was. We enjoyed the butterflies, of course - walking through and either seeing them flit in front of you or searching where there was no movement to find them perfectly camouflaged - both fun. There was an iguana in a cage who was worth a chuckle when we first passed through on the top level, but as we started down and came upon the back of his cage, we got a really good look at him - his tongue lolling out of his mouth while he sat on top of an iguana stuffed animal - with its tongue lolling out of its mouth! He didn't say, but he sure looked fat, dumb, and happy!
There was information to read and exhibits to see before you entered the area with the butterflies, which I sort of skipped over, but after we were through, you walked through another informational area, and I spent a good bit of time there. I enjoyed seeing the foods made with insects or insects marketed as food (no lollipop around a cricket - just the crickets themselves!)
We enjoyed ourselves so much at both the Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Houston Museum of Natural Science that we bought the membership - despite not living in the Texas area! We hope to be back the next time we pass through Houston.
As a note in regards to another reviewers' $20 parking fee for one hour in the garage, we arrived as the museum was opening on a Sunday morning and got free street parking just in front of the museum. Also there were few other people in the museum for the first couple of hours, which was nice.
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