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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

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18 Church Rd, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2792
+1 570-325-4848
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Great thing in nature

I went here with a friend once and right when we got there, she started fidgeting and seemed as... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Black S
Very educational and fun

This is my second visit to the butterfly sanctuary. The first time I brought my Girl Scout troop... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
LBIblonde1
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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Closed until May 27, 2017 Please see the Bear Mountain Butterfly Website for information on dates and events for 2017.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“life cycle” (8 reviews)
“gift shop” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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18 Church Rd, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2792
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+1 570-325-4848
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I went here with a friend once and right when we got there, she started fidgeting and seemed as happy as a kid in a candy store. I actually told her we needed to pipe down for it and she immediately quieted down. I have...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to the butterfly sanctuary. The first time I brought my Girl Scout troop and they did a wonderful and educational show for the girls to teach them about the life cycle of the butterflies. This time I returned with my...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

With many zoos or botanical gardens now having fairly large butterfly exhibits, the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary may not impress that much. That said, it is still and interesting activity and worth the admission price if in the Jim Thorpe area What I liked: Very...More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Yes, we are small but we load as much fun as possible into our space. We did not build the building and are private, not a zoo or botanical garden and not connected to a foundation or government agency so never had the funding to...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to drive to see the butterflies. It was educational for adults as well as children. It is wonderful to walk into a room with butterflies flying all around you. They even land on you, but be careful where you step...More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Education at your Best! Sit and relax while watching a short film then walk thru and let all the beautiful butterflies come to you. Seeing them close up and landing on you is so much fun! Great little gift shop to visit too.

Thank Karen B
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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Sanctuary. We do think the way to connect with all the wonders is by being up-close and love to share all the interesting things we know. Please visit again.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice place for children and adults. Well done, good price. The butterfly lady explains about all the butterflies, frogs, how to care for the environment on a level all will understand. Would take friends and family here.

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to introduce you to some of the little wonders of the world. Please visit again when you can.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We stopped off here with our kids during a recent trip to the Poconos, and it ended up being a great visit. The sanctuary is not huge, like some others we have seen at arboretums and zoos. But it is just the right size if...More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit and we would love to see you again. The species of flyers changes on an almost weekly basis, but honestly, we are partial to Monarchs, so large, beautiful and friendly.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This "butterfly sanctuary" is one tiny, dusty room with distressed, injured, and dead butterflies and moths. Another tiny room with a few frogs in fish tanks. Fake plastic, dusty flowers everywhere. Looks like it is meant for kids or educational purposes, but not much to...More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

WOW! What a shock to read this review and how sorry we are that you did not have a good experience. At the time of your visit we were flying over 100 butterflies in the flight room , including special beautiful species from Florida. ,...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We had a 2 year old and a 4 year old with us for our family vacation to the Poconos! Upon arrival the owner let us know that our children may be scared of the live portion and encouraged us to wait for the presentation...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We had a blast!!! Very educational! I ended up learning a lot myself. They kept it very fun and entertaining.

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Great. Please visit again, the beautiful Florida butterflies are just starting to pop from their chrysalids and we will be flying really cool butterflies for the rest of the summer.

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pmarkoe
3 December 2017|
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Response from ChrisandCindy08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes spring
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Response from Mari G | Property representative |
Sorry. we are not.
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Fran9712
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
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