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


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


 Monday, May 1, 2017 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 – Memorial Day:  10 am – 5 pm
Summer:  10 am – 6 pm (Closed July 4th)
Labor Day – October:  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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Traverse City Kid Expo

March 13, 2017, 1:00pm - March 13, 2017, 5:00pm

We are excited to announce our 1st ever Traverse City Kid Expo held at the Crooked Tree Art Center on Monday, March 13 from 1 – 5 pm. Come learn about kid-friendly activities, events, and venues ar...

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This little animal might have the world's cutest smile 😍😍😍

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