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(KTVI)-Escape the cold weather and surround yourself with one of nature's "jewels" during the Butterfly House's Winter Jewels celebration. For the first time in the Butterfly House's 15-year history, Monarch butterflies from El Bosque Nuevo, a butterfly conservation organization in Costa Rica, will populate the conservatory. The conservatory will also feature white flowers and foliage for a winter-like scene in tropical temperatures.

The Butterfly House will also have games and activities for children to learn more about the diversity of jewel-toned insects. Live animal encounters will also be part of the weekend programming.

Winter Jewels runs November 29 through January 5 and is included with regular admission. The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park and is open 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday through Sunday. Regular admission is $6 adults, $5 for seniors (ages 65+) and $4 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and younger are free.

And don't miss the Supper  With Santa. You'll enjoy a delicious pasta dinner, complete with cookie decorating and hot cocoa, and take night strolls through the Tropical Conservatory. Click here for more information and to make reservations.

Webstie: Missouri Botanical Garden's Butterfly House