Learn & Discover at The Butterfly House
For Adults

Butterfly House Adult

Check out our classes for adults that include gardening, arts and crafts, nature identifications and other topics!

For Students and Teachers

Student and instructor examine plants

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House offers school programs to engage students in studying the natural world including butterflies and other invertebrates. Plan your field trip today!

High school seniors and college students can apply for seasonal internships

For Youth & Families

Mother and daughter in conservatory

We offer a variety of classes and events for youth and families. Whether your interested in kid yoga, arts & crafts, or family activities we're sure you'll have a fun learning experience at the Butterfly House.

For Scouts


Scout groups are invited to participate in one of the many programs we offer at the Butterfly House.

Scout Badge Programs
Scout Celebrations/Bridging Ceremonies
Scout Nights at the Butterfly House

Or lead your troop at the Butterfly House yourself with a self-guided or guided tour.

Butterfly School

ButterflyBe sure to check out the learning resources available on our Butterfly School website including additional instructional ideas, suggested reading and activities for all ages. Explore butterfly life cycle and behaviors while you learn more about butterflies, moths and other invertebrates.


Holding an Event?

Instructor teaching kids about butterflies
Instructor giving a talk

Whether your event is a STEM night, a career fair, a professional development day or a conference, our educators can create and customize an experience for your audience.
Complete and submit a request form to learn more


Teen Programs

Teen Network
Choose from service and field-based education programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House!
Learn more