If your kids have the winter blahs, take them to the Hot! Hot! Hot! celebration at the Butterfly House in Faust Park. This tropical-themed event is a fun way to take a break from the cold weather and get a taste of an island getaway.
Hot! Hot! Hot! is held the weekend of January 27 and 28 in 2018. The celebration is included with the regular admission price. Admission is always free for children two and younger.
Hot! Hot! Hot! is a special event designed for children ages three to eight. The festivities include tropical games and crafts, as well as a giant sandbox, face-painting and steel drum music. Kids can also dress up in grass skirts and flower leis while they learn about the different kinds of butterflies and insects found in the tropics.
The Butterfly House is located at 15193 Olive Boulevard in Faust Park in Chesterfield. The centerpiece of this popular attraction is its 8,000 square foot, glass-domed conservatory filled with nearly 2,000 butterflies from 80 different species. If you can't make it for Hot! Hot! Hot!, the Butterfly House is open daily, except Mondays and major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
More Winter Fun
Need more ideas for keeping your kids entertained during the cold winter months? The Discovery Room at the St. Louis Science Center is an engaging indoor space with hands-on experiments for young children. When your children really need to get out some energy, there's no better place than the City Museum in downtown St. Louis. Floor after floor of tunnels, caves, slides and tree houses can wear out even the most energetic children.
Also For Kids at the Butterfly House
Hot! Hot! Hot! is just one of the kid-friendly events held at the Butterfly House. There's also the Bug Hunt in July. Children are given nets to collect and learn about various bugs in their natural habitats.
For older kids, there's the Insect Keeper for a Day program. Participants get to spend a day working behind-the-scenes at the Butterfly House helping staff and caring for the animals. Students also get to take part in daily demonstrations for the public. The program is designed for children ages 8-12. For more information on these and other events, see the Butterfly House website.