The event celebrates the contributions of Evelyn E. Newman, a philanthropist who was inspired to open a butterfly house in St. Louis in 1998 after seeing a similar attraction in Chiang Mai, Thailand. An exhibit in the Emerson Theater will highlight her work. The event will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with the unveiling of a new logo. The celebration will also include free admission, animal encounters and activities.
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden family of attractions. Its mission is “to foster a greater understanding of plant and animal relationships in the environment in order to promote the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.”
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is located in Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO.