The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, Mackinac Island

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#3 of 15 in Wildlife in Upper Peninsula
Visit The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, one of the oldest exhibits of live butterflies in the country. You'll discover between 60 and 80 species of butterflies in the gardens at any one time. Every week, 350 to 400 new chrysalis (pupae) are introduced, giving you the opportunity to witness butterflies emerging throughout the day. You'll watch them open their wings for the first time and begin collecting nectar from the flowers in the 548.6 sq m (1,800 sq ft) tropical garden. After viewing the butterflies, check out the insect section, with the world's heaviest--100 g (3.5 oz) bug--(a 40 cm (16 in) stick-bug) and giant spiders. Before you head to Mackinac Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mackinac Island road trip website , to make sure you see all that Mackinac Island has to offer, including The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.
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  • September 29, 2017
    They have a large collection of active butterflies AND hatching cocoons. We took some awesome photos! Another part of the building has other insect displays. I'd suggest an earlier morning visit befor...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    We had already had a long day on the island but were bummed we missed the closing time for most of the museums and attractions, luckily the butterfly house was open until 6pm so we decided to give it ...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    The Butterfly House on Mackinac Island is well worth the money and time. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. This is a MUST for all ages!  more »

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