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

4.2
#3 of 17 in Wildlife in Upper Peninsula
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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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  • This is your typical Butterfly House. We went in and looked at butterflies and waited for some to land on us. They had plenty of butterflies a decent amount of space for us to walk around in. Yelp go ...  more »
  • When I heard the word Mackinac Island for the first time, it sounded very much like Mackennas’ Gold. Interestingly the visit to this wonderful island turned out to be a successful search for golden me...  more »
  • We stopped here with our 8 year old. It was a neat place but doesn't take long to walk through. When we had walked through, my husband asked, "Is that it?" I say go but have appropriate expectations.  more »

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