Monarch Butterfly

Journey to Mexico's butterfly sanctuaries and stand among hundreds of millions of monarchs as they complete their remarkable migration.


The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House’s Winter Jewels celebration featuring regal monarch butterflies continues through Jan. 5. For the first time in the Butterfly House’s 15-year history, monarchs from El Bosque Nuevo, a butterfly conservation organization in Costa Rica, populate the conservatory.

Best known for their migration to the South, monarchs can be found in South America and even stray into Australia, Hawaii and parts of Southeast Asia.

The Butterfly House will also spotlight other “jewels” including insects. Games and activities will allow children to learn more about the diversity of jewel-toned insects.

The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit 19B.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Jan. 1).