I was excited to show Isaac Houston’s Cockrell Butterfly Museum ($7 each with a military discount) at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. And he WAS delighted…for about 10 minutes. Then he was more interested in the Herman Park Train we’d seen on the way in and the fish sucking algae off a fish tank wall near the waterfall.
After our brief jaunt through PARADISE—cool humidity, sunlight illuminating countless butterfly wings, a waterfall plunging into Suicide Pool (dead butterflies floated around the edges), fluttering beauty all around—we exited toward the park.
Train tickets ($3) are sold at Kinder Station near the zoo. The train circles all around Herman Park, past the reflection pond, Miller Outdoor Theater, the Japanese gardens, and lots of playgrounds.