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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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Wonderful Trip

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
shot75
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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
via mobile
5th Birthday Party

We just celebrated my daughters 5th party there. Mari had everything very age appropriate and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennay513
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Pocono Pines, 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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank shot75
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just celebrated my daughters 5th party there. Mari had everything very age appropriate and included an educational program and video. We then got to go into the flutterium to hold the butterflies and watch them fly around. My daughter said she loved her party...More

Thank Jennay513
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yea!!!I'm so glad Sloane had fun and you were a great group. I do hope you will visit us again and thanks for choosing butterflies.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I went in expecting to see a variety of butterflies but they were just monarks. Some of the children I brought did not like them flying around so i wouldnt bring real young children. The kit they sold to give buttterflies produced a moth

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Looks nice but closed until 2017. Should be in the description for this establishment for families not from the area.

4  Thank thisbekeith
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Sorry, you missed us. The information was on the Sanctuary website and is now updated with TripAdvisor. We just closed last Monday , takes a little time to get all the off season ducks in a row. I do hope you can return next season.

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Simply a wonderful place to visit and commune with one of nature's most beautiful creatures. Informative as well.

Thank TheFugitivePoet
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great experience for kids to learn about butterflies and frogs. A lot of hands on activities to do about butterflies and other bugs. Great staff - very friendly and willing to answer questions.

Thank dc1232015
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Thanks . We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Please return next season for mor nature-connective fun !

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Who doesn't like butterflies? This family attraction is good for all ages. We enjoyed several hours at the Scantuary. There was an excellent educational film, followed by an interactive presentation that explained pollination, the parts of a butterfly and how to care for our Earth....More

1  Thank Hollis P
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We got some really nice photos and knowledge about butterfly's and caterpillars. Highly recommended for kids. We enjoy it very much.

Thank Frank R
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thanks. We love to teach ( share ). I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Please coem again in 2017, we change thing up each season.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

This play may appear geared for kids, but as adults, we loved the place. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and can answer all questions. The woman who started this is fascinating to talk to. She also give a presentation which is geared for kids, but...More

Thank MisterTiffy
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

We love visitors like you who we can share our passion with. I do believe there is a valuable experience to be had by anyone who is open to learning. Valuable and fun ! Each year, we have expanded and added new and unique "family...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016

We took our 6 year old granddaughter to Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary. She is fascinated with butterflies and already knew quite a bit about their life cycle, but she totally enjoyed her visit there. It was really neat to be able to hold the butterflies,...More

Thank joannemz
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barbaramD453JT
Are you open on weekends in April?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Mari G | Property representative |
Sorry. we are not.
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Fran9712
When are you opening for the 2017 season?
28 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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Linda C
is their a picnic area near
8 August 2016|
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Response from Mari G | Property representative |
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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