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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

#6 of 25 things to do in Jim Thorpe Features Animals
18 Church Rd, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2792
+1 570-325-4848
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Fantastic place for kids and adults!

I could have spent the day listening and learning about butterflies and wildlife and I am the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
ABBEY13
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Annual visit

This is a yearly 'must do' visit with our grandchildren whose ages are twelve, six and three. The... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
HappyGrandma123
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Bethlehem, 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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 30 July 2016 via mobile

I could have spent the day listening and learning about butterflies and wildlife and I am the parent. My children, 8 and 6, absolutely loved it and we all learned so much today. There is so much to see and do. I highly recommend you...More

1  Thank ABBEY13
Mari G, Manager at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thanks, we love the Sanctuary also and are really happy when visitors hang out. Clearly, you get what we are striving for, please do visit us again.

Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a yearly 'must do' visit with our grandchildren whose ages are twelve, six and three. The sanctuary is a wonderful learning environment for all ages ... for who doesn't love butterflies! For the children, there are tables with lots of different actives. Also,...More

Thank HappyGrandma123
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

You are so very welcome, We love that we are part of your a yearly plans. See you in 2017. Thanks

Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was a great way to spend a couple of hours with my daughters, ages four and five, and with their grandparents. It is a small building, which made the experience very comfortable, and the staff was accessible, personable, and knowledgeable. Mari, the proprietor, has...More

Thank Jessica S
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Thanks for recognizing how we really feel about the Sanctuary. We do care and love the creatures that share our space and look forward everyday to sharing our passion with visitors like you and your girls. Please do visit again and good luck with your...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016

I took my 4 and 6-year-old children to the sanctuary, and we had an excellent time. Super friendly staff provided a short video about monarchs, gave a presentation about butterflies and how our world benefits from them, and taught us about how butterflies use camouflage...More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Entranced !!! Love that, thanks for the encouraging words. We look forward to a return visit from you and your family.

Reviewed 27 July 2016

A wonderful experience for everyone in the family. The staff is very passionate and will share the importance of becoming "stewart" in caring for the environment and the health of butterflies.

Thank Mariann K
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thanks for the kind words, we are passionate and love our work and our butterflies ... and all the other wonders

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old daughter really enjoyed the butterfly sanctuary. The staff was very friendly. They do a cute movie with a presentation about monarchs, which was cute. There is a coloring/craft area, a room with frogs, and a small area where you can see...More

Thank JanineW617
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to review us, really and are glad that you had a good time . As your child grows, we hope that you will come back and do more. We do suggest that 4 is the perfect age to start...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Had a great time enjoying the butterflies, while learning more about their life cycle and habits. A must visit for anyone interested in lepidopterology.

Thank Sami M
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thanks, glad you like us. Please visit again.

Reviewed 19 July 2016

We took our grand children (7 & 9) to visit the live butterflies at the Bear Mountain Sanctuary. They have an indoor flutterarium where you can see the monarch butterflies up close. You can feed them using a pad on a stick full of sugar...More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Great, so pleased that your visit was so much fun and thanks for the kind words. Please do visit again, we try and add new and interesting things each year. 2017 idea - Giraffes ! ( just kidding )

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Spent 2 hours at the Butterfly Sanctuary with my husband, and visiting family from Florida that included a 2 1/2 year old and 4 adults. The life cycle of a butterfly movie was informative and presented so a child could understand. The staff that day...More

Thank Marilen R
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

Thank you. What a wonderful review and thank you for passing on so much great information and help to future visitors, we could not have done it better ourselves. Please do come again. Our new Axolotl "Spot" arrives Friday afternoon July 22nd, hope you get...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016

It was a great activity for a rainy day and young children. They are still talking about how one of the butterflies landed on their toe! We took advantage of most of the amenities there - we fed the butterflies, we played the games on...More

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Thanks for the kind words and we are so pleased that your visit was so much fun. we DO want you to come back. As your kids grow, their experiences can become richer and more expansive and the base of knowledge being laid down now...More

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Fran9712
27 January 2017|
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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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Linda C
8 August 2016|
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Hi. We have tables and umbrellas out front with room for about 50 but no grills. If you want to cook, I think Hickory Run state park is your best bet. It is about 15 minutes from here,very beautiful with a nice lake and... More
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