Visit the Butterfly House
Butterfly HouseMore than a thousand live tropical butterflies fly freely in the glass conservatory at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis right before your eyes, marvel at our insect collection on display in Small Wonders, or go outside and visit native and migrating species in the Native Butterfly Garden. Take a class, bring a field trip, shop, or plan a private event.

Whatever your age, you'll enjoy a visit to the Butterfly House, where wonder takes flight!

Butterfly House Policies and Etiquette


  • Non-school classes led by an instructor not affiliated with the Butterfly House are not permitted. This applies to both for-profit and not-for-profit classes. Call (314) 577-0888 x0 for more information. All school-based groups (including colleges and universities) wishing to hold either a class must register with the Butterfly House in advance of their visit by calling (314) 577-0888 x2. To ensure a quality experience for all visitors, we have established a maximum number of group admissions per hour per day. Early registration will help us reserve your preferred arrival time.
  • The Butterfly House offers Youth & Family as well as Adult classes on week days and weekends. Find a class that is perfect for you and register today! View full list of classes.

Faust Park

The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park.  Faust is a St. Louis County Park in Chesterfield, Missouri off Olive Blvd.  The park has several attractions in addition to the Butterfly House.  Visit their website for more information.