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ButterfliesWelcome to the Wings of Mackinac web site. Our beautiful butterfly conservatory is located on historic Mackinac Island, Michigan. You will enjoy visiting our all-glass Conservatory with its beautiful lush plants surrounded by hundreds of butterflies, dancing around you to gentle instrumental music.

Enjoy observing these fascinating creatures as they fly within our specially designed butterfly greenhouse. Knowledgeable curators and colorful exhibits teach you about the metamorphosis from egg to larvae (caterpillar) to pupa (chrysalis) and finally to the adult butterfly.

Visit the Butterflies page for photos and information on our unique and exotic collection and our Links page for a list of other butterfly-related sites that might be of interest to you. We have featured some plants that would be appropriate for butterfly gardens on our Plants page.

Our attractive garden facility is available for all wedding ceremonies. Vow renewals, elopements, and unions. Our wedding section provides more details.

Outdoor activities during the summer of 2012 at Wings of Mackinac (small fee may apply):

  • Outdoor crafts
    • Butterfly sand vases
    • Face painting
    • Butterfly head wreaths
    • Bracelets

  • Crafts daily throughout the summer starting in June and ending in September. Weather permitting.

  • Celebrating the Lilac Festival Parade week:
    • Monarch butterfly release: June 8th- 2pm
    • Homemade ice cream social 12:00 – 3:00 PM plus crafts throughout the day on Saturday June 9th and Saturday June 16th

We encourage the entire family to visit us. Wings of Mackinac is fun and educational for all ages. We are a popular destination for school groups, scout troops, and tour groups. Our friendly staff will answer any of your questions and there are plenty of sitting spots to relax and view the butterflies as you enjoy the conservatory. As you stroll through Wings, you will find many informative signs to teach you about these incredible insects. Visit our attractive Gift Shop for many souvenir related gifts, a large selection of books for all ages and butterfly inspired gifts and jewelry.

We welcome everyone who are out on a bike ride, and hiking through the many trails. If you are on a carriage ride please include Wings of Mackinac on your tour. It's an enjoyable experience for all ages. Our Rates page outlines the entrance fees to the public. On our Links page you can find more resources on butterflies and information on visiting Mackinac Island.

To reserve your wedding date or to ask any questions about our conservatory, please email marie@mackinacisland.org. To book a group tour or wedding carriage email info@mict.com.

We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Mackinac!

 

 

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