Learn & Discover at The Butterfly House
School Programs

Student and instructor examine plants

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House offers a variety of school programs to engage students in studying the natural world including butterflies and other invertebrates. Options include field trips, outreach programs and instructional resources.



Mother and daughter in conservatory

We offer classes and programs for adults, youth and families. Whether you register for a butterfly gardening class for adults or drop in for butterfly crafts with your kids, we're sure you'll have a fun learning experience.

Also check out our calendar of upcoming events.

Butterfly School

ButterflyBe sure to check out the learning resources available on our Butterfly School website including additional instructional ideas, suggested reading and activities for all ages. Explore butterfly life cycle and behaviors while you learn more about butterflies, moths and other invertebrates.


Scout Programs

Scout groups are invited to participate in one of the many programs we offer at the Butterfly House, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Shaw Nature Reserve.

Or lead your troop at the Butterfly House yourself while earning a special Butterfly House Patch.


Teen Programs

Teen Network
Choose from five service and field-based education programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House!
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