To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, many family attractions have closed temporarily. Some are opening with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings here. In the meantime, we invite our readers to enjoy virtual events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. When you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Bug Hunt at The Butterfly House

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Explore the amazing world of backyard insects in their own habitat at The Butterfly House Bug Hunt. Children can play exciting games and make crafts to take home as well as capture real bugs (which will be released at the end of the hunts).

Adults will learn how to attract butterflies to their gardens and how to build native bee houses.

The Bug Hunt will be led by staff entomologists in Faust Park, which surrounds the Butterfly House. Field sessions will be ongoing throughout the day with staff on hand to identify the bugs you catch. For children ages 2 and up and their families. 

The Bug Hunt runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and no registration is required. Included with regular admission.

At The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park, Chesterfield.

More information: butterflyhouse.org

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

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