Tuesday–Sunday, January 31–February 21
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your entire krewe to Morpho Mardi Gras, at the Butterfly House! This family-friendly carnival will have you immersed in “the blues” as the Butterfly House floods the Tropical Conservatory with a sea of blue morpho butterflies.  Learn about legendary blues musicians as you stroll through the tranquility of the tropics.  Join the party with the “Bugs on Parade” floats, make a masquerade mask, and help inaugurate the season with these majestic creatures. Tuesday–Sunday, February 1–21.


Free for members; included with admission for nonmembers; ages 2 and under are free.



Spring Events

Be sure to check out our other events during Morpho Mardi Gras, including Won't You Be My Galentine, Eat Prey Love 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 these programs will be able to release a butterfly into our conservatory. After the release, visit our butterflies in the calm early morning before we open for the day. Each class also includes a seasonal breakfast food and drink. You may purchase additional releases during the event.

Saturday, February 5                                                          $10 Members
9–10 a.m.                                                                               $12 Non-Members
Register here                                                                          Free: 2 and under 

                                                                                                 *price per person