Annual Events
Signature Events

March Morpho Mania

March brings a very special kind of madness to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House—our annual March Morpho Mania® event! Visit us during the month of March, when the Butterfly House floods the tropical conservatory with thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies—a perennial favorite. What better way to celebrate spring? 

Come inaugurate the season with these majestic creatures at the Butterfly House and immerse yourself in a sea of blue—all March long!

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Paper Kite Butterfly Festival

Experience flight and wonder as we celebrate our first Paper Kite Butterfly Festival. Watch paper kite butterflies fly throughout our tropical conservatory, see kite building demonstrations, build origami butterflies, and decorate your very own kite to take home. Have fun while learning what makes butterflies and kites soar. Included with regular admission.

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October Owls and Orchids

This autumn, the conservatory will be full of eyes—eyespots that is. Visit us during the month of October for the annual Owls and Orchids event, when the Butterfly House expands its collection of Owl Butterflies from 150 to almost 1,000 creatures – more than ten times the normal number! In addition, the conservatory will be adorned with over 100 colorful, blooming orchids. 

Come join us for Owls and Orchids - all October Long!

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Winter Jewels

Surround yourself with the magic of the season! Throughout December, enjoy the warm temperatures in the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House Conservatory as you marvel at the  butterflies in a landscape of green tropical plants and partake in special seasonal activities and exhibits.

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Other Annual Events

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

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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Spring Fling

Join us every weekend in April as we celebrate the important insects that help to make our gardens grow! Each week, we will highlight a different beneficial insect through fun facts, crafts, games, and other family friendly activities. Come and learn more about bees, ladybugs, ants, and of course, butterflies!

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Fancy Tea with Mommy & Me

Grab your favorite gal and join us for a tea party. We’ll be eating tasty treats and sipping on delightful drinks! No party would be complete without some fabulous take-home favors. Learn about our beautiful and fancy butterflies at this “can’t miss” party.

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Firefly FestivalFirefly Festival

Celebrate Earth's living lanterns! Join us for firefly crafts, a firefly-themed snack, and firefly games. Then, experience the magical Conservatory glow walks where we light the inside of the Butterfly House with twinkling lights. Wrap up the evening by joining staff on an outdoor journey to see real fireflies.

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Bookworm Breakfast

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Clifford the Big Red Dog for brunch at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House! Guests will meet live caterpillars and butterflies, listen to readings of popular a children's book and explore our interactive Bug Stations. This special day will be captured by a souvenir photo with The Very Hungry Caterpillar or Clifford!

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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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Booterflies Halloween Party

Enjoy spooktacular activities and a glow-walk through the butterfly conservatory at this family-friendly Halloween event at the Butterfly House! Wear your Halloween costume, play insect-inspired games, and trick-or-treat through our garden.

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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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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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