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Posted: 1/29/2021 | Print Friendly Version

Butterfly House Reopens with Morpho Mardi Gras 

Butterfly House will be open seven days a week during the event 

For Immediate Release 

(CHESTERFIELD) The Butterfly House in Chesterfield reopens on Monday, February 1, with Morpho Mardi Gras. The reopening follows a month-long closure for annual maintenance. 

The Butterfly House will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Feb. 1 to Feb. 16 for Morpho Mardi Gras. 

For two weeks only, visitors will be immersed in a sea of blue as the Butterfly House floods the Tropical Conservatory with 1,500 blue morpho butterflies from Costa Rica. This family-friendly event includes festive displays as well as special activities on the weekends with COVID-safe games and crafts.  

On Saturday, February 13, visitors can release their own butterfly into the conservatory during "Rise and Shine with Butterflies” from 9 to 10 a.m.  

All Butterfly House visitors must purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are timed and dated. Visitors 6 and older must wear cloth face coverings that cover the nose and mouth, as required by St. Louis County. 

For additional information about health and safety protocols, and to purchase e-tickets, visit butterflyhouse.org/visit

Please contact cmartin@mobot.org for photos of blue morpho butterflies. 

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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.