The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

15050 Faust Park
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(314) 577-0888

Hours & Admission

Summer Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Admission
$8 general admission
$5 seniors 65 & over
$5 children 3-12
Free children 2 & under
Free for Missouri Botanical Garden Members
Private Tours
10:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 2:00
$140 Garden Members
$180 Non-members
Call to book 

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. 

Learn more

Construction on our new entomology lab has started! Please be aware there may be loud noises in the conservatory. Those with auditory sensitivities may want to come on the weekends when construction is not taking place.

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Plan your visit!

The Butterfly House is open for our extended summer hours during Under the Big Top! Face masks required, e-tickets strongly encouraged. 

Purchase or reserve tickets


Class Program Registration
Fall/Winter 2021

We offer classes for all ages on week days and weekends. Find a class that is perfect for you! Fall/Winter class catalog released beginning of August.

View catalog here


Entomology Lab Expansion

The lab expansion will accommodate our growing animal collection and new interactive programming. 

Your gift can support this essential upgrade, donate here!

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Cameo Butterfly Release Videos

Tell us about someone special in your life and we will dedicate a personalized butterfly release just for them. This is operated through Cameo and can be purchased here.

Support the Butterfly House

Leave your mark on St. Louis and honor someone special with a butterfly paver, personal butterfly release video, adopt a butterfly and more!

Learn more

Upcoming Events

May 31, 2021 - September 6, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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August 4, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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August 9, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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August 9, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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August 18, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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August 21, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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