In all my trips to St. Louis, until this past week I had never stopped at the Butterfly House. If I had known what beauty I would see, I would have been there before.
Besides information about Assassin bugs, hissing cockroaches and creepy crawlers that little boys will clamor for, there is also the amazing butterfly conservatory.
Part of the Missouri Botanical Gardens the Butterfly House is located in Faust Park in Chesterfield, Missouri. The Butterfly House is a free standing butterfly conservatory where nearly 2,000 tropical butterflies are in free flight. There are as many as 80 butterfly species and 150 tropical plant species are exhibited.
Just stand still and let the butterflies alight! Out back is a beautiful garden area where weddings and events take place that you should also take time to see. If you are like me and have never taken the time to venture out to Chesterfield and check out this site, add it to your list. The website http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/visit/family-of-attractions/butterfly-house/visit-the-butterfly-house/hours-admissions.aspx offers details of the cost and hours. Also check the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission’s www.ExploreStLouis.com website for travel information.