On August 26, I visited the Butterfly House in Chesterfield, about 30 minutes west of Washington University. After arriving and paying $6 for admission, I toured their exhibits showcasing some of the wonders of the insect world including the largest centipede, tarantula, and moth in the world. I then went into the butterfly house itself, a heated but not air-conditioned greenhouse that houses over 2,000 butterflies in over 50 species. While the space is too large to be covered in butterflies, it is amazing to see all the different colors. After spending about 15 minutes in the burning heat and humidity, I was certainly ready to go. While the exhibits are great, I would not go back during the summer.


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