A visit to the colorful world of butterflies-The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Chesterfield

Butterflies are one of the most amazing and beautiful creation of nature. Being surrounded by hundreds of butterflies makes one forget everything. The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, is one such place.

Sophia M.Sachs Butterfly House

Located at Faust Park in Chesterfield, the place is home to over 60 different and beautiful butterfly species. Faust is a St. Louis County Park in Chesterfield, Missouri. The park is about 22 miles from Saint Louis downtown. By car it roughly takes about 25 mins. Also metro services are available from downtown and takes around 90 minutes. But in that case one have to get down at Delmar loop station and take a bus.

Address:
Faust Park,
15193 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
By Metro-Red line till delmar loop
From delmar loop Bus no.-91

The first thing I noticed after reaching there, was a vast splendid glass house. In front of that there was a small lake with a beautiful garden.There were lots of picnic spots with children playing area. The park is open from Tuesday – Sunday.

Timings:
10 AM to 4 PM

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The gift shop at the entrance had beautiful butterflies themed goods. The ticket counter is at one corner of the shop. Tickets are $ 6 per person and free for children below 2 years. During my visit I saw few events going on. In one such event, scorpions were displayed. It was the first time I saw scorpions in my life. I couldn’t have asked myself more than this. There were also others insects kept on display. Among them were bugs, beetles, spiders and many more.

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After buying the ticket it was the time to gaze at the mesmerizing beauty of the butterflies. Foods and water bottles are not allowed inside the glass house. Once I entered, I found myself in a garden combined with enchanting butterflies all around. One has to be extra cautious while walking since there were lots of butterflies lying on the walking path. The place offers a great chance to see many rare kinds of butterfly species. There were also many amazing plant species. One of them which caught my attention was a pitcher plant. It was the first time I had got a chance to see pitcher plant so closely. At one of the corner, there was a display showcasing the life cycle of a butterfly. One need to have a lot of patience to capture those lovely flying butterflies all around in camera. Also the place offers a variety of learning programs to kids and adults. All together I can say it’s a nice place for outing with family.

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