Visit Us

Enjoy exploring The Original Butterfly House & Insect World. Tour the 1800 sq. ft garden while being immersed with over a thousand free-flying butterflies! It’s good luck when they land on people and makes for the perfect photo op. As they emerge, new butterflies will be released twice a day during our Butterfly Releases in the greenhouse.

Identify butterfly species from all over the world with our FREE Identification Chart.

The Butterfly I.D. Chart is a good educational challenge for kids and adults. It’s yours to take home or you can recycle it as you exit.

Our one-of-a-kind Insect World is a combination of fascinating, GIANT insects, both on display and live. Animal Encounters will occur spontaneously throughout the day. To guarantee meeting one of our exhibit animals, visit us during the two scheduled encounters.

Daily Butterfly Releases
10:30 am
4:30 PM

Daily Animal Encounters
11:00 AM
4:00 PM

Hours of Operation

2023 Season Hours:

Before Memorial Day & after Labor Day
10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Memorial Day - Labor Day
10:00 am – 6:30 pm

6750 McGulpin Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Some things to remember:

  • We are wheelchair-friendly.
  • Use the bathroom before visiting as we do not have a public restroom. 
  • Stroller parking is available, due to USDA regulations strollers in the garden are not permitted.
  • Photography is encouraged, but due to the size of our garden, tripods are discouraged as it is hard for wheelchairs to move around them. We ask that you please leave tripods at home.
  • Sorry, but we cannot allow cats, dogs (except service dogs), or any
  • type of animal in the exhibit areas.
  • You will see nature’s most beautiful insects so close you could reach
  • out and touch them, but please remember not to!
  • The last ticket sale and admittance is 30 minutes before close.
  • Please do not touch the butterflies
  • Do not remove flowers, butterflies, or anything else from the garden or exhibit areas.