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Check Out the Butterfly House At Faust Park

In the heart of the Midwest, there is a chance to step into the lush, tropical environment of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park, Chesterfield. This unique and captivating setting offers more than beauty. It serves as a vital educational center for insect conversation.

The Butterfly House, a facility of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, provides an immersive experience where visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycles of butterflies and the importance of biodiversity. Through its extensive array of tropical plants and butterflies, it demonstrates conservation practices while educating the public on environmental responsibility. It's an ideal place to observe the delicate balance of nature and the roles insects play in our ecosystems.

What is the Butterfly House in St. Louis?

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, known as the Butterfly House in St. Louis, is a vibrant educational center in Faust Park, Chesterfield, Missouri, just a short drive from the city. This remarkable facility is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden and serves as a sanctuary for over 60 species of butterflies in an 8,000-square-foot glass conservatory. Visitors can wander the lush environment, observing butterflies from around the world interacting among a wide variety of plant life.

In addition to a beautiful setting (and in the same tradition as the parent Botanical Gardens), the Butterfly House is devoted to education and conservation. It features a variety of exhibits and activities designed to teach visitors about the life cycles of butterflies and the importance of conversation efforts.

Butterfly House Hours and Locations

Located at Faust Park in Chesterfield Missouri, the Butterfly house is located at 15050 Olive Blvd 63017 and is accessible from anywhere in the St. Louis Metro. It has daytime hours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays. During the summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, it opens at 9:00 a.m.
Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for children and seniors, making it a great way to spend a day in the beauty of St. Louis.

Top Attractions and Exhibits

At the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park, visitors can immerse themselves in a world of vibrant butterflies and lush tropical plants. This facility offers a range of fascinating exhibits designed to educate and inspire guests of all ages about the beauty and importance of butterflies and their environments.

  • Tropical Conservatory: This 8,000-sq-ft glasshouse is home to thousands of butterflies worldwide. Here, visitors can see the “Miracle of Metamorphosis” when butterflies emerge from their chrysalides.
  • Butterfly Garden: Outdoors, this garden teaches guests how to attract butterflies to their yards by using specific plants and gardening techniques that support butterfly populations.
  • Emerson Theater: Offers educational films that explain the life cycle, habits, and behaviors of butterflies.
    Nature T.R.E.K.: An exciting nature trail where families can explore flora and fauna in their natural habitats using sensory clues and special tools to get a new look at the natural world.

Lehmann House is Your Perfect Accommodation During Your Next Trip to the Butterfly House

Exploring the Butterfly House in St. Louis offers a unique glimpse into the intricate world of butterflies and their essential role in our ecosystem. This visit immerses you in the breathtaking beauty of thousands of butterflies and educates you on the necessary practices for broader conservation and environmental stewardship.

If you’re interested in visiting the Butterfly House or the more extensive Missouri Botanical Gardens this summer, plan to stay with us at Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast. We’re located near downtown St. Louis, just 20 minutes from the Butterfly House.

BOOK NOW to get a room today and DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE to learn more about local events, attractions, and amenities available during your stay. We look forward to hosting you!


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