The Butterfly House in Chesterfield is one of the top children’s attractions in the metro St. Louis area. It’s home to a couple thousand butterflies plus a few bugs and spiders. Don’t worry, the bugs are behind glass! But the butterflies are fluttering loose in an 8,000 square-foot green house for you and your kids to explore.
The Butterfly House is run by the Missouri Botanical Garden and located in St. Louis County’s Faust Park. Also in Faust Park is a 100+ year old carousel to ride, a historical village and one really nice playground.
If you go, remember that the Butterfly House is a tropical wonderland. All. Year. Long. Ok, it’s more like a blast of hot muggy St. Louis summer–they keep the thermostat at a humid 85 degrees. You might wilt, but the butterflies love it!
Looking for a different sort of birthday party venue? The Lopata Learning Lab is also available to rent for birthday parties. The lab is a classroom where kids can learn about butterflies, do crafts, earn scout badges and have field trips.
Butterfly House Hours
The Butterfly House is open every day from 9am to 5pm in the summer and Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm in the winter. Check here for current hours and holiday closings at the Butterfly House website.
Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for kids under 12 and free for kids under 2. Seniors get a $1 discount. Missouri Botanical Garden members get in free, and Drury Hotel offers a coupon here.