Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park is closed January 4-29, but reopens for a tropical celebration, Hot! Hot! Hot! on January 30-31 and February 6-7. Shake off the cold weather blues and join the Butterfly House for two weekend of tropical themed fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy steel drum music, a toddler sandbox, crafts and face painting. Included with regular admission.

Visiting in March? Enjoy the beauty of a rainforest without ever leaving Missouri during the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House’s annual March Morpho Mania® event. Nearly 3,000 Blue Morpho butterflies will be in free-flight inside the 8,000square-foot tropical Conservatory for this annual event. March Morpho Mania® offers visitors an opportunity to see the largest collection of Blue Morpho butterflies in the United States. March Morpho Mania® is included with regular admission.

The Blue Morpho is one of the largest butterflies at the Butterfly House and has a six-inch wingspan. Blue Morphos also have tiny scales on their wings which refract light and produce flashes of blue that bewilder predators in nature. Common Blue Morpho butterflies (Morpho peleides) are native to Central and South America. Regular Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day. Visitors are encouraged to arrive no later than one hour prior to closing to fully enjoy the experience. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and $4 for children (ages 3 to 12). Children ages 2 and younger and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. For more information, visit www.butterflyhouse.org or call (636) 530-0076. Follow the Butterfly House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebutterflyhouse and Twitter www.twitter.com/butterflyhse

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27 Jul 2017