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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  • Beautiful place. Everyone should put this on their itinerary. Also go to Surrey Hill. We did a lot of walking from place to place. We didn't have to rush. 
  • We come to Mackinac island annually and last year came for Mother's Day. It was cold so we didn't have too much to do. We have heard of this place and with low expectations decided to try it out. To o...  more »
  • This place is so cool. You get to walk in and be with the butterflies up close. Many of them even landed on us. Such a one of kind experience!