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

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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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  • We loved the opportunity to visit the Butterfly House while on the Island. If you sit still for just a moment a butterfly will surely stop by to visit. A beautiful, flowery location and a very relaxin...  more »
  • So many butterflies in a beautiful and very warm garden !!! The docents were so friendly and helpful. They were easy to approach and full of knowledge. We even had a couple of butterflies land on us! ...  more »
  • Loved the butterfly house! So many large and beautiful butterflies, would land right on you. The plants and setting was lovely, and I learned a lot about butterflies and how to attract them to my gard...  more »