Children's Birthday Parties



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

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

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

Birthday Party Package includes:

  • One hour private use of the Emerson Lakeside Terrace
  • Butterfly House staff-led age appropriate activities for children of all ages
  • Themed crafts and activities for children
    • Summer Bugs: crown or safari hat decorating and scratch-off bug craft
  • 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:

  • Guests will be seated with their household group. The maximum number of family groups is 10; no more than 4 people per table. The total number of attendees cannot exceed 25. Missouri Botanical Garden Memberships cannot be used for admission.
  • Full payment is due at the time of booking to hold the reservation. Add-ons will be paid for at the time of booking or no later than one week prior to the party.
  • We do not allow any outside drinks or food (including cake or cupcakes) to be brought into the facility.
  • Additional add-ons (including cookies, cupcakes, goody boxes, etc.) are available. These add-ons are also listed in your contract, once your party is confirmed.

Birthday Party Facility Rental Fee:

  • Flat fee of $275 for Missouri Botanical Garden members, $300 for nonmembers

Optional Add-ons:

  • Individually wrapped decorated butterfly cookies - $3.50 each
  • Cupcakes (flavors must be purchased by the dozen) - $15 per dozen
  • Goody boxes - $3.50 each
  • Animal Encounter - $25


If you choose us to host the birthday please call (314) 577-0888 x 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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