Festival Schedule

The Genius of Mother Nature – Secrets of the Blue Morpho

Dec 7 | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

National Museum of Natural History, Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, Ground Floor

Why are blue morpho butterflies blue? Come see for yourself at a presentation of how scientists use state-of-the-art equipment to understand nature’s wonders. Watch what happens when various liquids contact blue morpho wings. See what a blue morpho sample looks like at 15,000 times magnification, a perspective revealing clues to the butterfly’s color and more.