Children's Birthday Parties

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Host your child's birthday party at the Butterfly House!

Birthday parties are available for children of all ages and are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, May through October. Parties are 1 hour long and are held at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Birthday Party Package includes:

  • One-hour private use of the Emerson Lakeside Terrace (an outdoor tented space)
  • Butterfly House staff-led age appropriate activities for children of all ages
  • Choice of three themes:
    • Fairy Flutterbye: tiara/crown decorating and butterfly craft making
    • Bug Safari: safari hat decorating and bug craft making
    • Doodle Bugs: butterfly mask decorating and watercolor butterfly craft making
  • A dirt and worms treat (chocolate pudding, Oreos, and gummy worms) and a juice box for each child
  • All paper products, table, chairs and decorations
  • A special gift for the birthday child
  • Admission into the Butterfly Conservatory and Exhibit Hall
    • All guests are welcome to visit the Butterfly Conservatory and Exhibit hall following the party

Additional details:

  • A maximum of twenty children. One adult is required for every five children.
  • You receive complimentary admission for up to 12 adults; each additional adult will be charged $8 for admission. Missouri Botanical Garden Memberships cannot be used for admission (Room capacity is 35)
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is due to hold the reservation
  • Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden get a 10% discount off of birthday parties
  • We do not allow any outside drinks or food (including cake or cupcakes) to be brought into the facility.
    • $50 fee if bringing own cake
  • Additional add-ons are available. These add-ons are also listed in your contract, once your party is confirmed.

 Birthday Party Facility Rental Fee:

  • $15 per child, (minimum 10 children, max of 20 children). 12 complementary adults ($8 per extra adult).

Optional Add-ons:

  • Individually wrapped decorated butterfly cookies - $3.50 each
  • Cupcakes (flavors must be purchased by the dozen) - $15.00 per dozen
  • Goody boxes - $3.50 each
  • Animal Encounter - $25.00

If you choose us to host the birthday please call 314-577-0888 ext. 3 to complete the booking process.

 

Birthdays at the Garden

The Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden is another great place to host your child's birthday party.
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