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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

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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 4 weeks ago
Margaret M
Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania
Small facility, but friendly, enthusiastic workers!

Our family really enjoyed our trip to the sanctuary. The workers were friendly and excited to tell... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Derek S
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  • Average3%
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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 4 weeks ago

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!!

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

Thank Derek S
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

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

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

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!

Thank 805Christine_B_12
Reviewed 23 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

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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

3  Thank Chance T
Reviewed 3 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

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I think the pictures speak for themselves! It was a great experience and we look forward to returning.

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3 December 2017|
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Response from ChrisandCindy08 | Reviewed this property |
Yes spring
22 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