Season Closing:

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

The Butterfly Garden

Our Garden is filled with plants and flowers that best showcase the hundreds of butterflies flying all around you. Enjoy the tranquil water features, and take in the tropical setting.

Honeybee Observation Hive

Watch bees making honey. Can you spot the Queen Bee?

Explore Our Butterflies

The Blue Morpho Butterfly is just one of dozens of different species you’ll see!

Axolotl

These amazing creatures are highly endangered in the wild, and have been bred in captivity and studied by scientists for generations.

Open Daily


Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., please arrive 30mins before closing.

Season ends October 15th. Our tropical garden is in full bloom and hundreds of butterflies are waiting to meet you!


May – October 15:  10 am – 5 pm

(Closed July 4th)

Hours subject to extreme heat days (85 degrees or hotter) and private events, held typically 60 minutes before closing.  If you are planning a trip, please check our Facebook page or call 231.944.0774.

The Butterfly House

Hundreds of live butterflies from around the world.

The Bug Zoo

The Bug Zoo is home to hundreds of insects from around the world!

Admission Rates

$9/Adult $6/Child (4-12 yrs)
FREE – 3 & Under

Find Us:

G.T. Butterfly House & Bug Zoo
8840 E M-72,  Williamsburg, MI 49690

231.944.0774

Hours – Open Daily

with last tours 30 mins before close

 May – October 15:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Closed July 4th)

 

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINS TO CLOSING – We want you to have time to see it all!

Hours subject to extreme heat days (85 degrees or hotter) and private events, held typically 60 minutes before closing.  If you are planning a trip, please check our Facebook page or call 231.944.0774.

About Us

Our vision for the Butterfly House and Bug Zoo started in 2012.  After careful consideration, a site was chosen for the zoo in the Spring of 2014.  Construction of the Butterfly House and the zoo exhibits were completed and ready for visitors in October 2014.

The purpose of the GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo is to create an attraction that would provide the community education and a fun place to take kids to learn about the wonders of butterflies and their bug relatives.  As the Zoo grows in it’s mission, there are many plans ahead!

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Thanks to all who came out to support Traverse City's Out of the Darkness Walk, to raise awareness and generate support for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Native butterflies were released, with help from the 1000+ people in attendance! ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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Thank you to Diann Avery of Traverse City for her stewardship of 2 special butterflies, who were unable to fly and taken into Diann's care! They MATED--and we now have the eggs, caterpillars, and the amazing adult Monarchs! It's incredible to think how two injured butterflies could help increase their population by 40+ more. Please share this and YOUR story of how you've been part of the Monarch butterfly's come back 🦋 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Don't forget about the educational Monarch Butterfly release too! We'll see you there! (Educational release begins shortly after 1pm)Calling all Kids! We've got a fun day planned for you at the 2018 Acme Fall Festival! From bouncy houses and laser tag, to pony rides, carnival games, face painting, pumpkin decorating, princess encounters, poetry reading, and MORE!! Start doing doing some chores and search for the fallen coins in the couch! Ticket prices and activities are reasonably prices and our local 4-H Volunteers are ready to make sure you have a super-fun day! ... See MoreSee Less

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