Hours of Operation & Gift Shop Hours

Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays*)

9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Last Admission at 3:30 p.m.)

The Butterfly House will closed Jan 6 - 24, 2025 for annual maintenance. 

Extended Summer Hours run Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Regular hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. resuming Tuesday, Sept 3, 2024. 


*Open Holiday Mondays of Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day



Available on Mondays (by advanced reservation)

10:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 2:00

$140 Garden Members

$180 Non-members

Call to book (314) 577-0888 


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.

The Butterfly House is fully wheelchair accessible. 


$8 general admission
$5 seniors 65 & over
$5 children 3–12
Free children 2 & under
Free for Missouri Botanical Garden Members

Purchase eTickets here.

*Advanced eTickets preferred; walk up sales welcome*

Debit, Credit, and Cash Payments Accepted 

Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website to become a member today. 

St. Louis City/County residents enjoy free admission to the Butterfly House on the first Tuesday of every month for the first two hours of operations. Proof of residency is required. Offer only available onsite. This offer applies only to the Butterfly House and does not apply to the Missouri Botanical Garden campus; view Missouri Botanical Garden hours and admission information here


OPEN: President's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.


CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.