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Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

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Address: 5802 Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY
Phone Number: 607-435-1147
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice afternoon trip

I am a huge butterfly lover and was excited to find out about a conservatory about an hour away from where I live! I took my family on a Sunday afternoon and we had a nice enough... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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Binghamton, New York, United States
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Oneonta, New York, United States
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited this place for my birthday to see insects and butterflies in a nice habitat, and to maybe even learn a little about them. What I ended up seeing was much much different. Sloths were kept in a small parrot cage- they had a wire bottom, barely anywhere to climb, and did not experience anything even close to their... More 

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Deposit, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been to several butterfly conservatories across the nation and we were anxious to take our grand children here even though we felt the children's price was rather high. We checked the internet, got the new times that they were to be open, drove an hour to get there with three children only to find a sign that they... More 

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Greene, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were on our way, we had been there in the summer and the kids had a great time. Now it was one of the coldest days of the winter and we knew there were no butterflies but had heard great things about the birds and reptiles. Unfortunately when we turned in the parking lot, another visitor told us the... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place was amazaing. From the parking lot and even entering the smallish building, its deceptive. The room is filled with all kinds of life. You need the docent to show you, otherwise you'll miss most of what's there. Be sure to look down, look up, and look inside. We loved it and will go back. Peaceful, educational, and a... More 

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Oneonta, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Fun for both old and young. Great photo opportunities and interaction with birds, chicks, turtles, small animals and of course, butterflies. Move slowly and follow the path, as butterflies are everywhere and you want to avoid stepping on any. Very helpful guides share interesting information about individual species and other animals in the conservatory. A display window shows racks of... More 

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I am a huge butterfly lover and was excited to find out about a conservatory about an hour away from where I live! I took my family on a Sunday afternoon and we had a nice enough time. The building itself is set back from the road a little bit. The conservatory is a nice size-about what I was expecting.... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory is a sizable 3,000-square-foot tropical habitat of tropical plants and trees for exotic tropical birds, butterflies, tortoises, lizards, fish, and frogs. Many species housed here are on endangered lists. The approach up the walkway leads visitors past a lawn/garden area with a gazebo. The entrance if through the gift shop. It is open... More 

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New Richmond, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Easy to find, however the parking lot is a bit misleading. It is surrounded by woods with no clear entrance to the building. We left once because I thought we were in the wrong place. If you park facing away from the road look for the small sign and sidewalk to the right. Adults were $12 and kids were $9.50... More 

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Tuckahoe, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had planned on visiting the butterfly conservatory with family and friends and were very disappointed to find out they were not open. We re-checked the days and times and they clearly were supposed to be open Kids were disappointed as were the adults..If you advertise and have signs up giving times and dates then you should be open, otherwise... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This conservancy is located right on Rte. 7 ( close to I-88 ) and is an easy drive from all points. Good value for the money. Allows you direct access to the beauty of live butterflies landing everywhere...including on you!

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Additional Information about Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

Address: 5802 Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY
Phone Number: 607-435-1147
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneonta
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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