Things to Do at The Butterfly House

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House features our own butterfly movie, a native butterfly garden, live invertebrates on display in our Exhibit Hall and the butterflies we import to live in our Tropical Conservatory.  Visit our online events calendar to see what's new at the Butterfly House.

Signature Events


There is something new to discover at the Butterfly House all year round. From Morpho Mardi Gras in Febrauary and March, to the dazzling Firefly Festival in June, to meeting the big man himself at Supper with Santa in December - there is sure to be an exciting event going on at the Butterfly House.

Learn more about our signature events

Explore & Discover


The 8,000 square foot Conservatory housing nearly 2,000 butterflies year round is the heart of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. This climate controlled space is where the "miracle of metamorphosis" takes places every day.

Our Native Butterfly Garden is full of host plants for caterpillars and nectar sources for butterflies. This is also where special events such as weddings and private rentals are held. The Exhibit Hall has on display some of our exotic invertebrates from around the world.

Learn about all our different spaces and exhibits

Learn & Grow


Home to more than 60 tropical butterfly species and over 150 tropical plants, the conservatory at the Butterfly House is nothing short of paradise. 

Learn more about the development of the Butterfly House throughout the years.

Whether you want to learn to identify different insects, attract pollinators to your garden, or make beautiful crafts the Butterfly House has educational classes for adults, youth and families. 

Full list of classes


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The Butterfly House Gift Shop is the perfect place to find special items to remember your visit by. This features butterfly inspired jewelry and home decor, local artwork, toys, apparel and whimsical garden accessories.  

All proceeds benefit the continued operations of the Butterfly House. Buy a gift card to use at any Garden site.

Events at the Butterfly House

September 14, 2019 - September 21, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
September 21, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House > Lopata Learning Lab
September 22, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House > Conservatory
September 23, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House > Lopata Learning Lab
September 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
September 29, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House > Lopata Learning Lab
October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House