Ways to Give
Ways to Give in Support of the Butterfly House

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is a member of the Missouri Botanical Garden's family of attractions. You can support the work of the Butterfly House with a fully tax-deductible gift in any of the following ways: paving stones, commemorative gifts, the annual fund, or by becoming a member.

Bring on the Butterflies! Support the Annual Fund

The Butterfly House hosts 45,000 butterflies in the Tropical Conservatory in a single year. Like the Garden, we have a commitment to sustainability and the environment. Our butterflies come to St. Louis from sustainable breeding grounds in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and other countries in southeast Asia, South America, and Central America.

Each year, we spend $100,000 to ensure our butterflies and moths are sustainably farmed, properly packaged, and safely shipped to the Butterfly House in their chrysalides and cocoons. Our visitors enjoy watching the blue morphos, orange barred tigers, paper kites, red lacewings, and dozens of other species emerge from their wrappings and spread their wings in the conservatory.

You can help us bring these beautiful creatures to the Butterfly House. Please consider making a special gift to support our butterfly acquisitions.

Click here to make a gift online.

If you have questions or would like to discuss other ways to support the Butterfly House, please call (314) 577-9500.

Dedicate a Paving Stone

Commemorative paver at the Butterfly House entranceCelebrate an occasion or honor a loved one with an engraved paving stone at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

Tens of thousands of annual visitors will see the lovely engraved stone in the entry court to the Butterfly House. They will pause to read the sentiment you share in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a birthday, marriage, and countless other special occasions.

Donor can engrave three lines of text, 12 characters per line, on the paving stone. Your gift will make every visit to the Butterfly House a personal and meaningful experience while it supports an institution that inspires wonder and teaches important lessons about conservation.

Butterfly House pavers are $200 for members and $250 for nonmembers. Order today by using our online order form.

For questions or to request a print brochure, please call (314) 577-5118 or email membership@mobot.org.

Make a Commemorative Tribute Gift

Celebrate the birth of a child; share the joy of a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or graduation; honor or memorialize someone special in your life.

A commemorative tribute gift supports the education programs at the Butterfly House and is fully tax deductible. Tribute gifts can be made in any amount. A card acknowledging your gift will be sent to the person you designate; no mention is made regarding the amount of your donation. The name of the honoree and the donor will be listed in the Bulletin, the Missouri Botanical Garden publication mailed to 40,000 member households.
(Note: Recognition in the Bulletin is reserved for gifts of $50 or more.)

If you would like to discuss other ways to honor someone with a gift, such as naming a tree at the Butterfly House, please call (314) 577-9500.

Click here to make a commemorative tribute donation. 

Become a Member of the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. To learn more about membership benefits, including free admission to the Butterfly House, call (314) 577-5118 or click here.

Sponsor an Event

If you are interested in sponsorship or corporate support of the Butterfly House, please contact corporate@mobot.org or call (314) 577-9513.

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is a member of the Missouri Botanical Garden family of attractions. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 charity in good standing. Contributions to the Garden are fully tax-deductible.