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Posted: 5/22/2013 | Print Friendly Version

CELEBRATE SUMMER AT THE SOPHIA M. SACHS BUTTERFLY HOUSE

WHAT: Summer at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
WHEN: May 27-September 2, Open 7 days every week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
WHERE: Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, Mo.
COST: Regular admission is $6 adults; $5 seniors, $4 children (3 to 12). Free for children ages 2 and under. See event descriptions for cost of after-hour events.
INFO: www.butterflyhouse.org; (636) 530-0076

(CHESTERFIELD):  From butterflies to bugs to picnics and fireflies, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is serving up fun for families all summer long. Summer hours begin May 27 and run through September 2 with the Butterfly House open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional programming on several summer nights.  As a special treat for the summer, the Butterfly House and St. Louis Carousel have partnered to offer the joint Faust Park Fun Pass from May 28-August 30. Visitors can purchase a $10 pass which will include Butterfly House admission and unlimited rides on the St. Louis Carousel. The pass is valid only on the day of purchase and available for purchase at both locations. Passes can be redeemed Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are not valid on Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays.

June 5: Firefly Festival. Join the Butterfly House as we celebrate earth’s living lanterns. Event includes a guided outdoor firefly walk, conservatory glow walk, snack station with cookie decorating, firefly craft that really glows and games. 8-9:30 p.m. $10 per person. $8 for Garden members. Advanced registration is available at www.butterflyhouse.org

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June 12: Firefly Festival. Join the Butterfly House as we celebrate earth’s living lanterns. Event includes a guided outdoor firefly walk, conservatory glow walk, snack station with cookie decorating, firefly craft that really glows and games. 8-9:30 p.m. $10 per person. $8 for Garden members.

June 16: Pollinator Picnic. Celebrate Missouri pollinators with the Butterfly House! Pricing includes admission to the Butterfly House, games, crafts and a picnic lunch from Local Harvest. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  $20 for adults and $15 for children. Members receive a discounted rate of $18 for adults and $13 for children.

June 19: Firefly Festival. Join the Butterfly House as we celebrate earth’s living lanterns. Event includes a guided outdoor firefly walk, conservatory glow walk, snack station with cookie decorating, firefly craft that really glows and games. 8-9:30 p.m. $10 per person. $8 for Garden members.

July 14: Pollinator Picnic. Celebrate Missouri pollinators with the Butterfly House! Pricing includes admission to the Butterfly House, games, crafts and a picnic lunch from Local Harvest. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  $20 for adults and $15 for children. Members receive a discounted rate of $18 for adults and $13 for children.

July 20-21: Bug Hunt. Explore the amazing world of backyard insects during our sixth annual bug hunt. Learn more about bugs with drop-in games and activities. Grab a net and step outside for a Bug Hunt in Faust Park with a Butterfly House entomologist. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Field excursions held at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Included with regular admission.  

August 18: Pollinator Picnic. Celebrate Missouri pollinators with the Butterfly House! Pricing includes admission to the Butterfly House, games, crafts and a picnic lunch from Local Harvest. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  $20 for adults and $15 for children. Members receive a discounted rate of $18 for adults and $13 for children.

The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit #19B. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays); Memorial Day to Labor Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and younger and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. For more information, visit www.butterflyhouse.org or call (636) 530-0076. Follow the Butterfly House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebutterflyhouse.

The Butterfly House is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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The mission of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is “to foster a greater understanding of plant and animal relationships in the environment in order to promote the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.”

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House of the Missouri Botanical Garden is located in St. Louis County’s Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, Mo. The central feature of the attraction is an 8,000-square-foot glass conservatory where visitors mingle with more than 60 species of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in free flight. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays); Open every day in March;  Memorial Day through Labor Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) $4 for children (3 to 12) and free to children ages 2 and under. For more information, call (636) 530-0076 or visit www.butterflyhouse.org.