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. Before you head to Mackinac Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mackinac Island road trip website , to make sure you see all that Mackinac Island has to offer, including The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.
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  • My family had never been here before, but we were glad we went. The butterflies are friendly and actually will sit on you if you stand still. Unique!  more »
  • Just a neat place to visit! So many butterfly's and other insects. Very nice reasonably priced and my family loved it!  more »

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