Open for 2022 Season

10am-4:30 pm for Self-Guided Tours, Close at 5pm.
Season Ends Labor Day, September 5th

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 Labor Day, September 5th.

Our tropical garden is in full bloom and hundreds of butterflies are waiting to meet you!

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

$12/Adult $8/Child (4-12 yrs)
FREE – 3 & Under

Join Us out in the Community – Upcoming Local  Events

Monarch City USA Initiative

Traverse City AND Elk Rapids, Michigan

Follow us on Facebook to learn more how we’re helping GT Butterfly Charities, (501c3) fund and promote the Monarch City USA initiative.

National Cherry Festival GT Butterfly Experience

July 6 – 9, 2022, 10 am – 6 pm
Kid’s Area of Cherry Festival

Encore appearance from the education team helping visitors learn about native butterflies. 

Elk Rapids Harbor Days -Tagged Monarch Butterfly Release

August 3, 2022, Opening Ceremonies

Elk Rapids is celebrating the newly designated site of Monarch City USA!  We’re helping them celebrate with GT Butterfly Charities, our non-profit Outreach Partner. 

Acme Fall Festival -Annual Monarch Butterfly Release

October 1, 2022 , 10 am – 4 pm

An annual tradition continues with a free educational event during AFF.

(Follow Acme Fall Festival for updates on monarch butterfly release)

Barker Creek Customer Appreciation Day -Annual Native Butterfly Release

First Sunday in October

An education presentation (it’s short and sweet) is followed up with a group butterfly release immediately following.  1st Sunday in October, see Barker Creek Nursery & Landscaping for more information about all the different events and programs of the day. 

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

Season Ends
Labor Day, September 5th

 

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

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!