Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : The Butterfly House in Chesterfield Missouri....

The Butterfly House in Chesterfield Missouri....

The Butterfly House in Chesterfield Missouri....

Have you ever lived in an area for a long time and still don't know anything about some of the things available?  That's me; I have lived in O Fallon Missouri since 1993 and have heard wonderful things about the Butterfly House when it opened in 1998 but have never paid it a visit.  After visiting it last week I am sure that I will be going back more often.

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House opened to the public in late 1998 and in 2001 it merged with the Missouri Botanical Garden, another place for me to visit.  The Butterfly House strives to teach students, with on-site education, of ALL ages about butterflies, conservation, ecology, gardening and scientific exploration.

The Butterfly House offers outreach programs that bring the wonder of butterflies and other insects to classrooms and groups throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area.  These outreach programs can be customized to meet the special needs of your group.

The Butterfly house is located in Faust Park in Chesterfield Missouri and is well worth your time to visit.  Check out the membership opportunities as well as becoming a volunteer or even having a private event.

Hours of operation*:  9am to 4 pm (closed on Mondays)

Memorial Day to Labor Day:  9am to 5pm

*the last ticket is sold ½ hour before close

Ticket Prices:

General admission: $6

Senior citizens: $4.50

Children: 3 - 12: $4

Children 2 and under: FREE

Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden receive free admission

Check out their website or give them a call at 636-530-0076 for more information.

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.


Comment balloon 8 commentsDon Rogers • July 27 2010 11:06AM


Great highlights, Don for the Butterfly House!  It sounds like a wonderful place to tour - we just went to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences over the weekend and they have a Conservatory - it was SO cool!  The butterflies would just come and land you you and hang out.

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 9 years ago

I too have attractions in my area that I haven't been to that I need to visit. Travel 1,000 to go see/experience something but won't go around the corner, how nutty am I. Bet the Butterfly House was great.

Posted by Scott Baker, Realtor Homes for Sale in Cincinnati, West Chester, Mason, OH Area ( Coldwell Banker West Shell) over 9 years ago

Hi Don, I love the building itself with the giant Butterfly at the end of it. This must be one of the first of it's kind? And it seems to afford some great learning experiences. Butterfly House is a very cool name. Glad after all this time you took the time to see this and now share it with us.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 9 years ago

Don...itis funny how we travle thousands of miles to see sites taht other people that live there, travel thousands of miles away from to see what we left behind and neither of us hads seen our own back yards.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 9 years ago

Don...   What an attraction!  The butterfly house seems almost movie like, and I bet the tour was just as incredible as its name!  :)


Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Don, OK, this didn't go where I thought it would.  I was expecting photos of a house - an architectural statement in the form of a big old butterfly.  This is much nicer!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hi Don!  Oh, the places you can go...

I've lived here over 25 years and have yet to see everything either--I can't wait for retirement to start to work on that bucket list that has turned into a TUB list!

I love tha building and the programs that they offer are wonderful for both children and adults.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 9 years ago


There is so much to see at the Butterfly House.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 9 years ago

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