If you like Butterflies, this is the place for you. ‘Nuff said.
No, actually, there is much more to be said about this butterfly sanctuary. The whole museum can be visited in about and hour. It‘s a nice little side trip, to any day’s adventure, in the St Louis area. The museum is located in Chesterfield, Missouri inside of Faust Park.
We found out, the hard way, (via Google) that the St. Louis Area has two Butterfly Houses. One in the Zoo (which we did not want to visit this trip), and the one in Chesterfield. So, as a word of caution, if you want to visit the one we saw in Chesterfield, you will need to include Chesterfield in your search parameters. Unless, like us, you want to take the long scenic route, on the highway, first to the Zoo, before seeing the butterflies in Chesterfield!
Inside of the Butterfly House is a Conservatory. To me, (much to my dismay) the Conservatory did not appear to be climate controlled. It was beautiful, but hot! …like Sauna Hot! The day we visited Chesterfield, it was 98 degrees outside. It felt much hotter inside of the Conservatory! When we visited once before in the spring of the year, the temperature was nice inside of the Conservatory. None the less, even though it was really hot, the Conservatory was beautiful. Here are some photos of our adventure.