The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. You can support the work of the Butterfly House with a fully tax-deductible gift in any of the following ways: paving stones, adopt a butterfly, become a member or support the annual fund.


Dedicate a Paving Stone

sample butterfly paver with textbutterfly paver with engraved textCelebrate an occasion or honor a loved one with an engraved paving stone in the entry court of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

Donors can engrave three lines of text, 12 characters per line, on the paving stone shaped like a butterfly. Your gift will make every visit to the Butterfly House a personal and meaningful experience. You also support an organization that inspires wonder and teaches important lessons about conservation.

Butterfly House pavers are $400 for members and $500 for nonmembers. Order today.

$400 member paver

$500 nonmember paver

For questions or to request a print brochure, please call (314) 577-5100 or email

Make a Commemorative Tribute Gift

Celebrate the birth of a child; share the joy of a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or graduation; honor or memorialize someone special in your life.

A commemorative tribute gift supports the Butterfly House and can be made in any amount. A card acknowledging your gift will be sent to the person you designate; no mention is made regarding the amount of your donation. The name of the honoree and the donor will be listed in the Bulletin, the Missouri Botanical Garden publication mailed to 48,000 member households.
(Note: Recognition in the Bulletin is reserved for gifts of $100 or more.)

If you would like to discuss other ways to honor someone with a gift, such as naming a tree at the Butterfly House, please call (314) 577-5180.

Make a commemorative tribute donation. 


Become a Member of the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. To learn more about membership benefits, including free admission to the Butterfly House, call (314) 577-5100 or click here.


Adopt a Butterfly

By adopting a butterfly, at the Butterfly House, you help to support conservation efforts of tropical and native butterflies. 

Adoption Fee ($75)

You will receive a butterfly photo note card, a plush butterfly, a packet of pollinator seed mix, a personalized adoption certificate, and two complimentary admissions to visit the Butterfly House that includes releasing a butterfly into the Tropical Conservatory, on its first flight.

To learn more about our Adopt a Butterfly Program or to adopt a butterfly for yourself or a loved one, call (314) 577-0888.


Personalized Butterfly Release Video

Each year we release over 35,000 tropical butterflies into our conservatory. Tell us about someone special in your life and we will dedicate a butterfly release just for them. This is operated through Cameo and can be purchased here.

If you have questions or would like to discuss other ways to support the Butterfly House, please call (314) 577-9500.

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 charity in good standing. Contributions to the Garden are fully tax-deductible.