Tell the winter doldrums adios by escaping to the Tropical Conservatory at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Every day throughout March, you can see the giant, gorgeous, brilliantly blue morpho butterflies. These winged lovelies visit every year as part of March Morpho Mania. Stroll among thousands of these butterflies, as they dart and dive and perhaps, if you're lucky, alight on your shoulder for a moment or two. While there, learn about the butterflies' home in Costa Rica. It just might be one of the most magical places on earth.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun. (Mar. 1-31). Butterfly House (15193 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 636-530-0076 or www.butterflyhouse.org). $4 to $6.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Starts: March 1. Continues through March 31, 2015