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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

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Address: 18 Church Rd, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2792
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+1 570-325-4848
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Closed until May 27, 2017 Please see the Bear Mountain Butterfly Website...

Closed until May 27, 2017 Please see the Bear Mountain Butterfly Website for information on dates and events for 2017.

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The Beauty of Butterflies!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Jim thorpe, PA
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Jim thorpe, PA
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 were all teens - knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. The butterfly "room"... More 

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

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 to meet this incredible creature ( now extinct in it's wild habitat ) . More 

Glenside, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the activity tables, we checked out the frogs, we colored butterflies and different insects. We... More 

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

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 will help them really understand and connect to the creatures that we share the earth... More 

Bay Village, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I'll start by saying the people that work here are very sincere and love what they do , and for that I give them credit. However, this is a very small place with not much at all see. The butterfly area is very small and the only butterflies there were Monarchs. The show was OK, but not nearly enough to... More 

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

We are so very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit and wish that you had talked to us about it while at the Sanctuary. We will always go the extra mile to assure our visitors are happy with what we offer. I do want you to understand why we were only flying Monarchs. We don't really open to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We had my daughters 5th birthday party here today. They have live butterflies, which the kids were hand feeding, and the gift shop they have there is amazing. Mari was amazing with the kids, and everyone who came really enjoyed themselves. My daughter is already asking when she can go back.

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words and are so pleased that your daughter's experience was such a positive one. It was really fun having the opportunity to connects the kids friends to the wonders of the natural world . Please do visit again. Oh, yes, we lobve our gift shop too. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Our school sent our 2nd grader classes here for a field trip. It was a great experience for the kiddos. They enjoyed learning about butterflies and moths. The staff was great with the kids and kept them engaged the whole time. The kids loved the gift shop to buy their souvenirs. Can't wait to go back next year.

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Thank Adrianne K
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Starting our season each year connecting children to the natural wonders around them is truly one of the very best parts of being a Butterfly Sanctuary. We love their wide-eyed enthusiasm, their questions and their sponge-like ability to absorb new information at a super-fast rate. Thanks for the kind words and thanks for planning a return for 2017. We will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Nice on a rainy day to do very educational More for small children A little old smell inside the place but good to get the kids out the house

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Thank Inge Z
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. I do have to comment on the "old" smell. it's moths ! We raise several kinds on the larges silk moths and they have a distinct musk about them, does not seem to matter how well we clean. You have a good sense of smell, me too, wish I didn't some times when it come... More 

Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Great learning experience combined with on hands experience. Having a butterfly land on your hand was really cool. Our granddaughter loved it and we would go back.

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Sanctuary and do hope you revisit us this season. Remember that every Friday is Grandparent Day. It is our honor and joy to introduce and connect children to the wonders of the natural world. More 

Cherryville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

My husband and I took our gran daughter here. She loves butterflies. We went in the butterfly room and they were flying all over and were given sticks with juice on them to attract them to us. It couldnt be anymore hands on. A guide was telling us all kinds of information but was not intrusive and was very knowledgeable

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Your Sanctuary friends are so pleased that you and your Grand-daughter had such a great time. We think being "hand-on" is most important as it fosters an intimate, real experience and instills a sense of connection ( and hopefully stewardship ) and well, butterflies are just plain wonderful little critters, and so much fun to hang out with. We hope... More 

Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Our grandsons listen to the movie all about butterflies and the nice lady who expained all about butterflies and then took us all into a room filled with beautiful and friendly butterflies. They were thrilled.

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the complements. The experience will change ( enrich ) each year as children grow and learn more. We are blessed at the Sanctuary to have the opportunity to connect so many to the wonders of the natural world. Please visit again next year. Remember, everything Friday ,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Recently took my 2 children to the preschool program at the butterfly sanctuary. The children and I had a great time. The teacher was very informative and kept the kids attention the entire time. The butterfly exhibit was great as well. The kids want to go back already. Great time and inexpensive as well :)

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and so glad your experience was great. We started the "pr-school" Thursday morning program as a way to introduce young children to the wonderful little creatures that share their world in a safe, educational - fun, and non scary way. we have had so much fun with it over the years. Please do come back,... More 

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