Morpho Mardi Gras

February and March
Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Escape the cold by visiting Morpho Mardi Gras: Bugs, Butterflies and Beads! Bring your Krewe to Mardi Gras inspired carnival during the months of February and March. Join the party at our Bugs on Parade, make a masquerade mask, and immerse yourself in a sea of blue as the Butterfly House floods the tropical conservatory with thousands of Blue Morpho butterflies. Inaugurate the season with these and other majestic creatures. 

Throughout the event, visitors will be able to see over 1,500 Blue Morphos in free flight while learning about the critical role butterflies play in nature, and how the Butterfly House is involved with butterfly conservation efforts in Costa Rica.

Spring Events

Be sure to check out our other events during Morpho Mardi Gras, including Morphos and Muffins and Friday Night Flights! These events require early registration.

Morphos and Muffins


Join us for a unique and unforgettable experience at the Butterfly House. Participants in this program will be able to release a blue morpho butterfly into our conservatory. After the release, spend the rest of the class visiting our butterflies in the calm early morning before we open for the day. Participants will also enjoy a muffin and beverages as part of this program. You may purchase additional releases during the event.


Saturday, May 23                                                                     $9 Members
9–10 a.m.                                                                                   $11 Non-Members
Register here                                                                              *price per person