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.

Come Discover The Amazing World

Axolotl

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

Find Out Why!

Honeybee Observation Hive

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

The Bug Zoo

Open Daily

Last Day October 15


Fall Hours! Open Daily 10am to 5pm, 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 – June 30:  10 am – 5 pm

July 1 –  August 31: 10 am – 6 pm
(Closed July 4th)

September 1 – October 15:  10 am – 5 pm

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 – June 30:  10 am – 5 pm

July 1 –  August 31:  10 am – 6 pm
(Closed July 4th)

September 1 – October 15:  10 am – 5 pm

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

(Hours subject to change due to weather and private events -please call or check our Facebook Page for up to date hours)

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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Breakfast time!! The garden is a jungle of amazing flowers and tropical butterflies from around the world. I wish this video was scratch and sniff...the garden smells amazing too! ... See MoreSee Less

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The best camouflage I've seen. A Buff-tip moth at rest.

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Show off!! This flame bordered charaxes along with hundreds other tropical butterflies are waiting to meet you--it's a perfect time to visit! Season ends October 15th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us at Barker Creek Nursery and Landscaping, during 'Customer Appreciation Day.' We'll have a 30min presentation on the Monarch butterfly migration, and beneficial plants to help the species recover. Following the presentation, we'll release 50 tagged Monarch butterflies, and discuss the national tagging program. Free to the public, limited seating. ... See MoreSee Less

Monarch Butterfly Release

October 1, 2017, 1:00pm - October 1, 2017, 1:30pm

Join us at Barker Creek Nursery and Landscaping, during 'Customer Appreciation Day.' We'll have a 30min presentation on the Monarch butterfly migration, and beneficial plants to help the species reco...

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