March brings a very special kind of madness to the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Thousands of breathtaking Blue Morpho butterflies take up residence to welcome spring.
Native to the forests of Central and South America, the Blue Morpho's dazzling, metallic blue is all in the eye of the beholder: Their wings are not actually colored blue, but are lined with many tiny scales that only allow blue light to escape.
Throughout the month of March, visitors to the Butterfly House will learn about the critical role butterflies play in nature, and how the Butterfly House is involved with butterfly conservation efforts in Costa Rica. Come inaugurate the season with these majestic creatures at the Butterfly House and immerse yourself in a sea of blue — all March long!
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (The Butterfly House is open seven days a week in March).
All activities are free with regular Butterfly House admission of $6 for teens and adults; $4 for children ages 3-12; $5 for seniors and free for children 2 and under. Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy free admission.
At The Butterfly House in Faust Park. 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield. Click for map. More information: www.butterflyhouse.org