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The rest of the year: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun. (except some holidays).
The Butterfly House is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering a better understanding of the natural world through education, particularly in the realm of insects and especially butterflies. Many living and collected examples of these fascinating creatures are on display, with frequent special exhibits and events.
Every March, the The Butterfly House (15193 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 636-530-0076 or www.butterflyhouse.org) invites some South American guests to spend a little quality time in St. Louis. These guests are Blue Morpho butterflies from Costa... More »
It's a big indoor bubble with a bunch of vegetation and plants -- it’s kind of like a greenhouse. They have numerous varieties of butterflies that kind of just fly through wildly. You can take your kids in here, and they just look around in awe.
Who doesn't like butterflies? Seriously. Even that noted misanthrope Nabokov loved the delicate, multihued creatures -- loved them pinned to a display board, but still. Anyone who balks when you suggest a visit to the Butterfly House in Chesterfield's Faust Park doesn't deserve your time. It's not just a great location for a first date, it's the perfect screening device, too. Assuming your potentially significant other isn't the rare lepidopterophobe, the two of you can spend a pleasant... More »
There are tables and benches in every direction you spin in Faust Park, plus a shelter, playground, footbridge and fountain spraying forth from within a pond. There's even a giant concrete butterfly and counterpart giant caterpillar munching on his own giant-concrete-leaf lunch nearby. So plop your paper plates down just about anywhere near the Butterfly House (watch out for goose poo) and devour your deviled eggs with al fresco flair. Afterward, stroll through that tropical butterfly abode... More »
When kids venture inside the tropical conservatory at the Butterfly House, their eyes get huge and they look around in awe. (Many of them actually stop talking!) More than 1,200 butterflies of 60 species flutter through the warm air, landing on the leaves of 150 different kinds of tropical plants. Kids can investigate the vibrant colors of these exquisite winged creatures up close and watch in fascination as they extract nectar from flowers. They can witness the miracle of metamorphosis as... More »
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