The Butterfly House Hours

Tues–Sun: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 

(Last Admission at 3:30 p.m.)
Closed Mondays

Extended Summer Hours end after Labor Day, when the Butterfly House adjusts to being open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Butterfly House is open year round, except for a temporary maintenance closure during the month of January. 

Additional Hours & Information

Gift Shop is open Tues–Sun: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Advanced reservations required for Private Tours

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Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Butterfly House. All are welcome!

Free for children ages 2 and under

  • $8.00

    General Admission

    Ages 13 and up Buy Tickets
  • Free

    Members Admission

    Individual, Garden, and Friends & Family Members Get Tickets
  • Free

    Resident Rate

    St. Louis City & County First Tuesday of the Month; First Two Hours of Operation. Available Onsite Only
  • $5.00

    Child & Seniors Rate

    Ages 3 - 12 and Seniors 65+ Buy Tickets
Events & Classes

Looking for something fun to do with your family? There is an event for everyone at the Butterfly House. See our upcoming events below.

Visitor Info & Guidelines

Butterfly House

Our Stroller Policy
Limited space and USDA containment requirements restrict our ability to have strollers or wagons in the Butterfly House, including the Tropical Conservatory. We strongly encourage the use of baby slings or carriers as alternatives to strollers when visiting the Butterfly House.

If you require an accommodation, please consider using a smaller, lightweight “umbrella” stroller. The immersive nature of our exhibit areas do not easily accommodate oversize, side-by-side, double-seated, or jogging strollers.

Butterfly House

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

The Butterfly House is home to over 60 tropical butterfly species in our Conservatory, which also houses over 150 tropical plants.  This lovely garden combined with the beauty of the butterflies is the heart of the Butterfly House. 

Sophia M. Sachs was the widow of Sam Sachs, who founded Sachs Electric Co. and was influential in the development of Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.  Mrs. Sachs retained her wonder of discovery until her death in May 1999.  She shared that beauty with children of all ages through life.  This facility is named in honor of her generous spirit.


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Location & Parking

The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park, a St. Louis County Park 1.2 miles north of the I-64/Olive-Clarkson exit, Exit 19B.