The Butterfly House is a must see if you are in STL. It's one of my kids' favorite things to do there. You get to see thousands of different butterflies and walk among them. They also have a display which shows the cocoons and the butterflies hatching. It is very warm and humid in the butterfly house. You will spend about 1- 1.5 hours here. You may want to bring a picnic lunch as the butterfly house is in an awesome park and there is a great play area for the kids and a carasol they can ride.
The Butterfly House is a very fun place for people of all ages. There is a display of different bugs before you go in. The actual butterfly garden is the perfect setting for beautiful pictures; just don't expect to stay inside for a long period of time. It's so hot and humid for the butterflies, it's almost unbearable. So make sure you wear layers to take off! Little kids like it, but it can be hard for them to understand that you can't touch the butterflies. In my opinion, the carousel is better! It's only $1 per ride! Can't beat that!
Advice: there are coupons in the St.Louis area Entertainment Book for the Butterfly House and for the carousel
A little expensive for what it is, but really fun to go into the actual butterfly house and be surrounded by butterflies of all types. A new experience and really fun for kids! We also enjoyed the ducks at the nearby pond and the playground across the way. The park where the Butterfly House is located also has a really fun old carousel.
Kids will love this place. We LOVED it. We love butterflies and there were alot of them in one place and they were all so beautiful. My 3 year old girl was calm and bright eyed the whole time and just absolutely loved it. You will definitely learn new things and enjoy how beautiful nature really is. Just keep in mind that sometimes it is very hot in there through the summer time!!
What a beautiful display of butterflies! It's a heavenly place to walk around and fun for every age. Our baby just loved it! You can watch a movie on butterflies before-hand. And upon entering this magical world, you can stroll around until you find the actual cocoons! There is also a nice gift shop and park outside. It's a part of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, but at a different location.