Our outdoor Butterfly Garden is a "backyard" demonstration garden. Plants were carefully selected to provide habitat for the animals in Faust Park and to serve as host plants for caterpillars and nectar sources for butterflies.
The Bayer Teaching Pavilion sits in the Butterfly Garden and provides a favorite location for many weddings.
Overlooking the Butterfly Garden to the north and the reflecting pond to the south, the Emerson Lakeside Terrace is a multi-use patio that hosts weddings, receptions, corporate events, and black-tie galas. For information on private events at the Butterfly House call (314) 577-0888 ext. 3.
Nature T.R.E.K. is a sensory nature trail where families explore the natural habitats of plants and wildlife. Children use their senses in the following ways: sight to find colors and shapes in the garden, touch to feel a variety of textures, smell to experience fragrant plants, and hearing with instruments that make animal calls. The highlight of Nature T.R.E.K. is the climable honey comb. Learn more