Annual Events
Annual Events

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Shake off the cold weather blues this February and join in fun, tropical-themed, kid-friendly activities, games and crafts that will make you go absolutely buggy. Enjoy live steel drum music, a toddler sandbox and face painting.

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Morpho Mardi Gras 

Escape the cold by visiting Morpho Mardi Gras: Bugs, Butterflies and Beads! Bring your Krewe to the carnival during the months of February and March. This year, we will be featuring a larger-than-life glass Blue Morpho sculpture, by Craig Mitchell Smith.


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Spring Fling is a celebration of budding trees, sprouting flowers, and the arrival of pollinators to our gardens! Join us in April and May at the Butterfly House as we host a variety of activities that will cure your case of Spring Fever! 

 Don't miss these fantastic Spring Fling family events.  Click each logo to learn more!         




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We are “buggin' out” at the Butterfly House this summer! Join us as we host a variety of events that celebrate these amazing creatures both during the day and in the evening. Get the wiggles out and the ants out of your pants during Summer Buggin’!

Don't miss these amazing Summer Buggin' family events:

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Bug Hunt

Head outside and explore insects in their own habitat! Each child can play exciting games and complete crafts to take home. Adults will be able to pick up information on attracting butterflies to their gardens and on building native bee houses. The actual bug hunts will be led by staff entomologists in the surrounding park land.

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Booterfly House

Creep on over to the Butterfly House this October as we celebrate all things creepy and crawly. Meet new frightful friends in the Scorpion’s Lair, watch out for our Botanicals Gone Mad in the Conservatory, and spy on spectacular spiders with Little Miss Muffet! Visit for a complete schedule of daily events.

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Wicked Wings and Wine

Spiders and beetles and butterflies, oh my! Join us for happy hour at the Butterfly House to celebrate the spirit of Halloween.  As twilight approaches, sample local brews and wines while you learn about our Owl butterflies, which are most active at dusk. Plus, encounter other spook-tacular live animals featured during the event.

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BOOterflies Ball

Step into the wonder and beauty of butterflies, insects, spiders and their other many-legged friends! Your little bugaboos will be able to play games, create spook-tacular crafts and take home lots of loot after they visit our many hand-painted Treat Houses.

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Bookworm Breakfast

Join the Very Hungry Caterpillar, for breakfast at the Butterfly House! Families will enjoy a delicious breakfast, listen to Eric Carle’s classic tale, and make fun crafts.

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Books and Butterflies

Join us throughout the month of November for special storytime readings with "celebrity" guests from classic children's literature, local St. Louis landmarks, and more! 

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Winter Jewels

Surround yourself with the magic of the season! Escape the cold and experience Winter Jewels at the Butterfly House! Go on a treasure hunt through our Animal Exhibit Hall, discover fairies in our Tropical Conservatory, and make new friends in the Gnome Forest.  But be sure to guard your treasure and watch out for the battling pirate cockroaches!

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Supper with Santa

Before making his big trip around the world, Santa is stopping by the Butterfly House! Enjoy a delicious pasta dinner, complete with cookies and hot cocoa. Warm up and take a night stroll through the Tropical Conservatory, and visit Santa’s Workshop to make fun crafts. Complete the evening by taking a keepsake photo with Santa.

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