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.


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

Honeybee Observation Hive

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

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


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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Happy New Year! We're already looking forward to seeing you this spring, so we thought we'd share a great video about one of our exhibits, the Axolotls. Our four friends are enjoying the cold during the winter break. Share this with someone who needs to these amazing animals! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet the creature that can regenerate its brain and resist cancer.

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Closed for the season! Thanks to our community (both online and Northern Michigan) for supporting our mission of education. We'll see you in May, 2018, our 5th year! ... See MoreSee Less

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My daughter was selected to help release a Monarch butterfly today at the Acme Fall Festival! Great educational insight today on the Monarch butterflies also. We will be planting our milkweed to make ...

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It's from 4 years ago, but we still love this pic! (Can you believe we're celebrating 5 Years next season?) Time flies, and so do butterflies! ... See MoreSee Less

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

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Meet Toni, our newest addition to the Zoo! Toni is a Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), rescued from an Ohio bait shop 3 years ago when she was still a 'mud puppy.' As a native amphibian, she's on display to teach about what we can find in our Northern Michigan woodlands!
Cuteness overload
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