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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  • What a nice break from the crowds and the pace of touring the island! The Butterfly House is a serene tropical enclave just off the main street. Staff is very welcoming and friendly. Well worth... 
    What a nice break from the crowds and the pace of touring the island! The Butterfly House is a serene tropical enclave just off the main street. Staff is very welcoming and friendly. Well worth...  more »
  • The staff is well informed and helpful. There is a legend/photo key to help tell you the names of the butterflies. Also in the insect section, it was charming that each creature was named! 
    The staff is well informed and helpful. There is a legend/photo key to help tell you the names of the butterflies. Also in the insect section, it was charming that each creature was named!  more »

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