Programs for Cub Scout Packs and Dens at the Butterfly House

Cub scouts exploring roaches

We offer a fun, nature-inspired programs for Cub Scouts. Scout packs and dens can explore the wonder of insects at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. 

Some programs are aligned with scout badges and meet the necessary requirements for each badge. See each program's description for details.

Discover and learn with us! 

  • $100 per program of 12 Scouts and 4 adult chaperones
  • Additional Scouts allowed up to a maximum of 20 (No siblings please, even if you have less than 20 scouts in your group. These program are designed for one on one interactions in order to provide the best experience for your scouts. They may explore during the program and meet up with the group at its conclusion. Thank you for your understanding!)
  • Maximum number of chaperones: 10
  • Additional Scouts are $8.50 per Scout, and additional chaperones are $8 per adult.
  • Number of required chaperones:
    • Grades PK–3: 1 adult per 5 scouts
    • Grades 4–12: 1 adult per 8 scouts
  • Daisy program length is 1 hour.  
  • Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Cub Scout program length is 1½ hour. 
  • Programs are offered February–December on Saturdays and Sundays, during the following time slots: 10–11:30 a.m., noon–1:30 p.m., 2–3:30 p.m.
  • Register for Girl Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack/Den programs at the Butterfly House by calling (314) 577-0888 x 2.
Questions? If you need additional assistance contact the Butterfly House at (314) 577-0888 x 2 or email



Tangram AnimalsStories in Shapes
At the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Engage your imagination and creativity with an exploration of art and nature. Make colorful art with “bleeding” tissue paper that dyes paper when it is wet. Take a walk around the Butterfly House with us and explore the statues, wind catchers and photos that decorate our facility. Then, we will explore shapes and colors in art using Tangrams and puzzle blocks to recreate something we saw on our walk.



MantidCritter Care
At the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Learn about the care that insect and arachnid pets need, and how they are different than more familiar pets. Explore, touch and hold various insects. Take a tour of the Butterfly House to see the many different insects we take care of. Learn about the many ways that insects help people in return. Visit with our staff to learn what education is needed to become an insect caretaker. Then, pick an insect you think would be fun to keep as a pet and make a poster about how you would care for it.



CricketInto the Wild
Join our naturalists to learn about insects, and all the other animals and plants they interact with. Walk our native garden and Tropical Conservatory to discover an amazing variety of living things. Scouts will meet several living animals, learn about aquatic ecosystems, and each scout will receive an insect zoo to take home! This program completes requirements 1 and 5–9 of the Webelos/AOL Elective Into the Wild. This program goes towards completing the Dr. Charles H. Townsend Supernova award for Webelo scouts.