Butterfly Center

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Corpse Flower: The Smell Is (Almost) On

    Come on, already​It appears the biggest tease since Roger Clemens' last semi-retirement is over.Word via Twitter, Facebook and webcam (when it's working) is that the Houston Museum of Natural Science's corpse flower, the ever-hesitant Lois, has almost begun to bloom.HMNS says Lois has shown "great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Corpse Flower: Five Things To Do While Waiting For It To Bloom

    Come on already, you diva​The Houston Museum of Natural Science has been furiously twittering about the ever-impending rare blooming of its corpse flower, a huge plant that becomes extremely smelly -- like dead-flesh smelly -- on the few occasions it opens up.Trouble is, this rare blooming has bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    The Corpse Flower Is Coming, In All Its Stinky Smelliness, Whether You Like It Or Not

    Visit the Butterfly Center!!​The Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science has had a rare "corpse flower" for six years, but the thing has never bloomed.Thank God. Because when one of these things bloom, they stink to high heaven.But all that is going to change. The perfumed, fragr ... More >>

  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Naturalist Born Thrillers

    Butterflies are nature's floorshow and the Natural Science Museum's cash cow. John Watts' job is to keep the performers alive and flitting.

  • Calendar

    September 15, 1994
  • Calendar

    June 30, 1994