Open Daily

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!


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


Open Daily For Self-Guided Tours

Open Daily 10 am to 4:30 pm, please arrive 30 mins before closing.

Zoo closes at 5pm.

Season ends Labor Day, September 2, 2024

Our tropical garden is in full bloom and hundreds of tropical 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

$14/Adult $8/Child (4-12 yrs)
FREE – 3 & Under

Join Us out in the Community – Upcoming Local  Events

Monarch Village USA Celebration

Elk Rapids Harbor Days

Opening Ceremony, Wednesday, July 31 at 6pm

Live Butterfly Release!  (Free to all to attend)

Barker Creek Customer Appreciation Day

First Sunday in October, 1pm

Native Butterfly Education
“Butterflies Host Plants”
Live Butterfly Release

Find Us:

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


Hours – Open Daily

Self-Guided Tours 10 am – 4:30 pm

Zoo closes at 5pm

Season Ends Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd, 2024


Please arrive at least 30 minutes 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!