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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

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Address: 18 Church Road, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325 - 4848
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Description: Closed for 2014. Reopens May 23rd, 2015

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Educational and fun

We had a great time at the butterfly sanctuary. While it is not that big it was very informative. First there is a video from the perspective of a caterpillar, then there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Wyndmoor, PA
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Wyndmoor, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at the butterfly sanctuary. While it is not that big it was very informative. First there is a video from the perspective of a caterpillar, then there is a shop area and it looked like they also did crafts there. There is a frog room. All of the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The... More 

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

So happy you enjoyed your visit. I own the Sanctuary and I agree with you about the live plants. We have tried so many times over the years but are not allowed to open up the ceiling and need to keep the windows closed for the air conditioners to work and that combination does not foster live plants, we have... More 

Pitman, New Jersey
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We decided to stop in on a rainy day. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about all things butterflys. I was dissapointed on the size of the building you could only spend 10 minutes in each room tops so for 20 minutes and 8$ a person it wasn't really worth it for me. My daughter on the other hand... More 

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

We are happy that your daughter enjoyed her visit. We too wish that our building were bigger but hands were tied by the setbacks of the lot. You have tried to pack interesting and informative things into every inch. You didn't mention if you watched a video and sat in on one of our interactive butterfly shows ( our forte)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great place for the family! The education piece is very cool and the butterfly's are great but that's not all they have. The sanctuary also has a frog room with some amazing dart frogs. The kids will love it and if you think you to old your not, it will bring out the kid in you! Loved... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If butterflies interest you, and you're visiting Jim Thorpe, Pa, head on Rt 903 to visit the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary. For a nominal fee - seniors and AAA members are discounted, you'll be inside a indoor flutterarium ( butterflies fly around the room and will land on sponges with sugar water and you can hold them), see exotic frogs,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

First off I want to say that this is a terrific place to take children to learn about Butterflies & Frogs. The young man who was in the frog area had great knowledge and made it interesting for my husband and me. I have to say I was disappointed with the Butterfly area. There was definitely a shortage of Butterflies... More 

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Hellertown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary is large enough to satisfy your appetite for learning and small enough so that you can get some one on one with the owner or the help. We went for the second time and took some friends and daughter-in-law and grandson. We were all impressed with the short film and following seminar. Everything you wanted... More 

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

Thanks for the good words TJ. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit. My crew and I really love what we do and feel blessed to be able to connect our guests to nature in intimate, fun and educational ways. WE are also proud of our frog room which has expanded to 15 species of... More 

Trucksville, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was in the area anyway, so I thought i'd stop in. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable with any question you throw at them. The butterfly room was very small, but enjoyable. You can spend a half hour in there tops. The frog room was even smaller, but enjoyable. I'd say that if you are in the area... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

e were here during the Fathers Day Weekend , Its a nice quiet place to spend with kids. We had our 7 and 2 yr old , who ran the grounds. We enjoyed the fluttering butterflies on our hands and the movie. Our 8 yr old enjoyed the Crafts. A great place for a quiet afternoon downtime.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place would be of interest to any age group. Lots of interesting facts about butterflies and you get to interact with them. They also have a small, but interesting giftshop. A great place to take the kids!

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

thanks for the kind words, we love that you enjoyed your visit, that's what it's all about for us really. We are putting in a new exhibit for 2015 . hope you can come back again and see what's new! More 

Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited the butterfly sanctuary when in the area visiting family. It was a wonderful experience! The staff made the experience fantastic. The entire area was wheelchair accessible and the activities could be enjoyed by individuals of all abilities. As a parent of a special needs child, I can say these opportunities are rare. Well done!

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

thanks, we are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. The Sanctuary was originally designed for those dealing with the most profound challenges, it has blossomed to have a bigger life but our original mission statement has never left our minds or hearts. More 

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Address: 18 Church Road, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone Number: (570) 325 - 4848
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Jim Thorpe

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