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

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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. Put The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World into our Mackinac Island travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • My wife loves butterflies and all things involving. It is a great place to see so many pretty ones and interact with them. The metamorphosis area is interesting and the little gift shop is nice too. 
  • Butterfly House is a must-see when you go to Mackinac Island there are quite a few butterflies there amazing to see all the different kinds check it out next time you're on the island 
  • I can't think of anything more uplifting than a visit to the Butterfly House. I was skeptical at first; it sounded a bit corny and elementary. But when a dozen bright Blue Morpho butterflies flit righ...  read more »
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