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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

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Lovely small. Restful spot enjoyable

Glad to stop by. Fir this unusual place. It was a lovely experience here and glad the car spent... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
New York City, New York
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Great way to spend an afternoon!!!!

We came for the first time and had a wonderful afternoon!! The owner and staff were very friendly... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Margaret M
Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania
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Closed until May 27, 2017 Please see the Bear Mountain Butterfly Website for information on dates and events for 2017.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
18 Church Rd, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2792
+1 570-325-4848
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Glad to stop by. Fir this unusual place. It was a lovely experience here and glad the car spent the time. Nice restive spot to learn and observe The habitat of the butterflies. Learned sone interested my facts and appreciate them more. Great for. Done...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Allansha
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We came for the first time and had a wonderful afternoon!! The owner and staff were very friendly and enthusiastic about telling you about the frogs and butterflies. The demonstration and short film were very informative!! All in all a very worthwhile stop!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Our family really enjoyed our trip to the sanctuary. The workers were friendly and excited to tell you all about butterflies! They ask that you follow certain rules in the butterfly room to protect the butterflies but when you do, they go out of their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dereks190
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We came here for the first time as part of our Jim Thorpe day trip. The owner and staff were super kind, friendly, and patient with our kids. We stayed about an hour which was just the right amount of time to fit into our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank shannon1627
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Good for a short visit. There is room with beautiful frogs and toads, and a room beyond that with moths a butterflies you can hold. The owner does a nice educational presentation for the children about the importance of butterflies to our ecosystem, their anatomy,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LisaSecula
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We stopped here on our way home and the experience was great. We learned so much. I can now sex a monarch butterfly, we saw pink lady eggs. The interaction with the butterflies was great. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable, you can tell...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Wandering_Freee
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We learned all about parts and stages of a butterfly and also about different kinds of butterflies! We got to view some frogs as well and of course hang out in the butterfly room where we could hold them and view them with magnifying glasses!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is a very neat, locally owned and managed sanctuary. We met the owner who definitely has put her heart, soul and own money into developing this great educational venue over many years for the sole purpose of educating children (and the public) on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TFopinion
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for the great review . We are really happy that you liked your time with us, we do try and make it full of new cool information and memorable fun experiences. Hope you can visit us again. We are hoping for a stick bug...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I took my wife to little children four and six and in-laws for a trip to see the beautiful butterflies and other small animals they had here. We were greeted at the desk by the very friendly owner and the rest of the staff was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Chance T
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Our family’s visit to bear mountain butterfly sanctuary was great. My children enjoyed seeing the butterflies and playing in the arts and crafts section. We left at closing time but forgot my daughters favorite stuffed monkey at the sanctuary. I called right away and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jen B
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3 December 2017|
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Response from ChrisandCindy08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes spring
21 March 2017|
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Response from Mari G | Property representative |
Sorry. we are not.
27 January 2017|
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Response from Mari G | Property representative |
We are open for group bookings ( schools, scouts, red-hats, etc ) from the last week in April. . We will be open to the public on May 27,28,and 29 for our annual "Welcome the Butterflies Back" celebration. All the regular... More