The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, Mackinac Island
(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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  • We saw thousands of butterflies inside the conservatory! A couple of them even landed on us. Great photo opportunities. Dress coolly, as it's hot and humid inside. 
  • We have been here a few times over the years. You can enter as many times as you want once you buy your entry ticket. It was a nice addition to see the bug/reptile display. The butterflies are more ac...  more »
  • Great little place full of beautiful flowers and amazing variety of butterflies.. Some of them so colorful, my personal favorite were the blue ones. Gotta be quick to catch one of those guys for a pic...  more »