Programs for Girl Scout Troops at the Butterfly House

Brownie drawing a picture of a ladybugGirl Scout Troops can explore the wonders of nature at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

Programs are aligned with Girl Scout Journeys themes and badges. See each program's description for details.

Discover and explore with us! 

 
Pricing:
  • $100 per program 
  • Maximum number of scouts: 20 (No siblings please, even if you have less than 20 scouts in your group. These program are designed for one on one interactions in order to provide the best experience for your scouts. They may explore during the program and meet up with the group at its conclusion. Thank you for your understanding!)
  • Maximum number of chaperones: 10
  • Number of required chaperones:
    • Grades PK–3: 1 adult per 5 scouts
    • Grades 4–12: 1 adult per 8 scouts
  • We encourage small troops/dens to contact other scout groups within their area to schedule a program together.
Scheduling: 
  • Programs at the Butterfly House are offered as noted in their descriptions.

Registration:

  • Register for Girl Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack/Den programs at the Butterfly House by calling (636) 530-0076 x 13.

Questions?
 If you need additional assistance contact the Butterfly House at (636) 530-0076 x 13.

 

DAISY PROGRAMS

Bee on cloverClover's Petal
At the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
We will read Clover’s Story together and then practice using resources wisely. Learn about bees and why they are so important to our gardens, and then use recycled materials to make a home for pollinators for your own garden. We wrap up by learning how to be resourceful with common household items. What can be recycled? What can be reused? We will learn ways to be resourceful every day. Meets the requirements for the Clover Petal.

Program length is 1½ hour. This program is offered February–December on Saturdays and Sundays, during the following time slots: 10–11:30 a.m., 12:30–2 p.m., 2:30–4 p.m. 

Call the Butterfly House at (636) 530-0076 x 13 to register for this program.

 

BROWNIE PROGRAMS

ButterflyBugs
At the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Learn the important roles insects and spiders play in our world. Explore their fascinating world with the help of several living insects and spiders. Girls will be given the opportunity for close study of the living animals, and we will walk through the Butterfly House to see our butterflies in flight. We will also complete crafts to learn about insect body parts, homes and behaviors. Meets all requirements for the Bugs badge.

Program length is 2 hours. This program is offered February–December on Saturdays and Sundays, during the following time slots: 10 a.m.–noon, 12:30–2:30 p.m., 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Call the Butterfly House at (636) 530-0076 x 13 to register for this program.

 

JUNIOR PROGRAMS

sprouting plantsGardener
At the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
We will explore gardens from the tropical rainforest to Missouri native gardens. Learn the importance of healthy soil. Then, we continue by learning about insects and other animals that play important roles in the garden community. Design your own garden based on what you learned by using the tools of a real landscape designer. We will also conduct experiments to learn about necessary growing conditions and plant a mini garden to take home. Meets all requirements for Gardener badge.

Program length is 2 hours. This program is offered February–December on Saturdays and Sundays, during the following time slots: 10 a.m.–noon, 12:30–2:30 p.m., 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Call the Butterfly House at (636) 530-0076 x 13 to register for this program.

Animal Habitat
At the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Join the biologists at the Butterfly House as we investigate animal habitats and learn where different kinds on animals live on our planet. Then we will take a nature walk to learn about wild animals, and we will learn about the endangered habitat of the North American Monarch butterfly. We will end back in our classroom, where each girl can make a nest for a native, stingless bee. You can put your bee home out in your yard to make your own home a better habitat for wild animals! Meets all requirements for Animal Habitat badge.

Program length is 2 hours. This program is offered February–December on Saturdays and Sundays, during the following time slots: 10 a.m.–noon, 12:30–2:30 p.m., 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Call the Butterfly House at (636) 530-0076 x 13 to register for this program.