About Us

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!

Outside Nature Walk

With help from Dr. Duke Elsner, our zoo will create a nature walk around the zoo’s property to teach about native plants and the animals that live nearby.

Junior Zoo Keeper Classes

Allowing kids to come and spend a few hours with the zookeepers and help feed the butterflies and bugs, along with making a fun craft!


Free educational presentations about some of the zoo’s most popular animals.

Community Outreach

Engaging classes offered through Grand Traverse Conservation District-Let us help you find your child’s next outdoor adventure!


Let us work with you to make a memory in our Butterfly Garden. We’ll offer wedding and party packages soon. Email your inquiry!

Classroom Presentations

Assisting teachers in science and biology, with a strong message of conservation and stewardship of the planet.