Visit the Butterfly House
Butterfly HouseMore than a thousand live tropical butterflies fly freely in the glass conservatory at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis right before your eyes. Or go outside and visit native and migrating species in the Butterfly Garden. Take a class, shop until you drop, or plan a private party on the Emerson Lakeside Terrace.

Whatever your age, you'll enjoy a visit to the Butterfly House, where wonder takes flight!

Butterfly House Policies and Etiquette


  • For visitor, individual or family photography, please refer to the Missouri Botanical Garden Photography Policy.
  • Wedding and bridal parties must abide by the rules and guidelines outlined in the Missouri Botanical Garden Wedding and Bridal Photo Policy.
  • Photos and videos are not to be sold or used for any commercial purposes without advanced project review and authorization; projects will be approved on a case-by-case basis and will occasion fees. Contact the Missouri Botanical Garden Public Relations Department at (314) 577-0254 or (314) 577-5141. View the Photography Policy.
  • If a visitor is asked by another person not to take pictures of that person or others accompanying that person, the request must be honored to protect personal rights of privacy. If a picture has already been taken, it must be deleted upon request.

Hotel Packages

Visiting from out of town? Enjoy special offers when you book a package with the Butterfly House's official hotel partner, Drury Hotels.

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Faust Park

The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park.  Faust is a St. Louis County Park in Chesterfield, Missouri off Olive Blvd.  The park has several attractions in addition to the Butterfly House.  Visit their website for more information.