The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House | Kids Out and About St. Louis

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

15193 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfield , MO , 63017
Phone: 314-577-0888
38° 39' 53.4528" N, 90° 32' 33.9756" W
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Jennifer Mullix
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More than a 1500 tropical butterflies fly freely in the glass conservatory at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Discover gorgeous botanical gardens and even watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis, right before your eyes. Escape to the tropics year round, rain or shine!

The 8,000 square foot Conservatory is home to more than a 1500 tropical butterflies. These mesmerizing creatures fly freely along a breathtaking tropical canopy, in the glass Conservatory. Fully enclosed and climate controlled, guests can escape to the tropics year round! As the first stand-alone insectarium to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Butterfly House is also home to a vast animal collection of invertebrates, including insects and spiders. Watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis right before your eyes. Or go outside and visit native and migrating species in the Butterfly Garden. Take an educational class, shop until you drop, or plan a private party on the Emerson Lakeside Terrace. The Butterfly House opened its doors in 1998, and is a not-for-profit organization as a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
We offer a variety of fun classes designed for a child and adult to take together, as well as special family-friendly drop-in programs.

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