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

4.2
#4 of 9 in Parks in Mackinac County
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • What a nice surprise!! The space is small but the impact is large. So many different types of butterflies. Something new caught your eye every second. The staff was helpful while not intrusive. I...  more »
  • Beautiful butterflies, but we really loved the hedgehog and other creatures. I thought it was nice and the cardboard brochure with different species was very informative. The only thing negative is....  more »
  • Just ok. Visited the island earlier this week with our family. We decided to check out the butterfly house as an additional site with the kids. My son and I had visited a butterfly house with his...  more »

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