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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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Monarch Butterflies Galore

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a unique spot that needs an explanation. We had two 2 year olds and 6 people in their 30's. What was most shocking is how much the adults got out of it. The woman in charge is very knowledgeable and makes the experience. The time with her is as good as a education can be. She is warm... More 

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

Thank you so very much. Above all, we are an education center and love to pass on the facilitating science to our visitors. Our goal is to connect or reconnect people to the wonders of the nature world around them. Help others understand that butterflies are so much more than just pretty things flying around in the garden . We... More 

Matamoras, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wonderful activities! I have a two and four year old and we spent over 3 hours there! The people were friendly and informative and flexible with the ages and a abilities of participants!

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

Thanks for the kind words. We are so please that you and your children enjoyed your visit so much. We do try and have activities and exhibits to interest all ages. Please come again next year and see what's new. More 

Texcoco, Mexico, Mexico
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While we were in town visiting, we were looking for something to do on a rainy day. The visit started out with an informative video "in the life of a monarch", followed by a detailed explanation by the owner. We saw the butterfly room, getting to feed them with sweet water. We then, saw the poisonous frogs on display with... More 

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you return if you are in the States again. We would love to hear from you on the health of the Eastern Migration in Mexico this season if you get information you can pass on through us. More 

Oxford, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As butterfly lovers and raisers of monarchs, we loved the Butterfly Sanctuary. It was a very enjoyable and informative visit. When in Jim Thorpe, this is a must see.

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

Well thanks so much for the kind words, Our 1000 Monarch caterpillar are growing fatter each day and looking great. We are getting so excited about releasing them in Sept. I hope you will let us know how the migration looks in Mexico this year and visit us again if you are up our way. More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spent an hour or so here, and enjoyed it very much. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the butterfly room is awesome. The video was geared to young children, but it was still informative.

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

Your butterfly friends at the Sanctuary are delighted that you had such a good experience with us . Please visit again and thanks for the kind words. More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our granddaughter was coming for a visit so we wanted to check the sanctuary out before we took her. It is a wonderful hands on learning experience for adults and children. We saw the children's movie when we first arrived. It is very casual so if your little one needs to step out it is not a big deal. There... More 

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

We love that you came to "check us out " ahead of your Grand daughter's visit and so pleased that you liked us. We do feel we have a lot to offer but it is hard to explain just what we do at the Sanctuary and we are not like anything else we can scribe to potential visitors. I hope... More 

Cresco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went here last week and had a real great time. The staff is very friendly and helpful with any questions you may have. They have a little show that shows the children about the butterflies and different types. Well worth the visit.

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

Thanks, we are delighted that you liked our show so much. Some visitors choose not to watch and we feel they miss 1/2 of the fun...especially the surprise ending ! Please visit again. More 

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