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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

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Very special place to visit if you are in the area

I learned a lot about butterflies and moths. The owner is fabulous and passionate. Excellent place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pippintwosie
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Willow Grove, PA
Excellent Educational Opportunity for Small Children

I agree with Dropsoj that the owner makes this visit so special, especially if you have small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OBX717
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Newville, Pennsylvania
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned a lot about butterflies and moths. The owner is fabulous and passionate. Excellent place for families. Very interactive. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pippintwosie
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words, we think the Sanctuary is a special place also and are excitedly planning a new young child discovery area for 2020. Hope you return for another visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with Dropsoj that the owner makes this visit so special, especially if you have small children along. This is in a non descriptive building that has been added onto several times and the butterfly room is small. However the owner does a presentation...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank OBX717
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, we hope we are relevant and fun for "children" of all ages. thanks for the kind words and stars.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The butterfly room is very small here however the owner is the reason to make the visit. She is very passionate and knowledgeable about the butterflies and frogs that they have. Lots of parking space is available here.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dropsoj
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

We had a nice visit with our 3-year-Old here. Staff was very educated and kind. Presentation was great and butterfly house was cool. A nice hidden gem!More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear that your experience was a good one. 3 can be tricky in the flight room / sometimes wonderful, sometimes a bit unsettling but a great introduction on how to honor and appreciate natures's little wonders . Thanks for visiting and taking the...More

Reviewed August 13, 2019

This place is very educational. They have a room where they go into detail on the birth of the butterfly. The room where the butterflies are kept is small but nice.All the things they have for sale is very reasonable. The admission price is very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Well thank you Lee, we are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We love the Sanctuary and what goes on here. Please consider visiting again. We try and add something new each year. August 25th is the last day for 2019 and June...More

Reviewed August 10, 2019

Immediately upon arrival, I knew that we were going to be in for a treat. Outside this warm and welcoming sanctuary is a garden filled with many plants creatively installed to attract butterflies. I was certainly not disappointed to discover many varieties of butterflies landing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michele R
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Of my, what lovely review. Thanks you so very much. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful staff that love the science, and ever more, love sharing what they know. We are passionate about connecting people to the natural world in new ways.

Reviewed August 2, 2019

My wife and I stopped here while visiting Jim Thorpe for her birthday. We have visited a butterfly sanctuary by our house a few times, the owner who waited on us knew our place even though it was about 3 hours away. The prices are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Thomas C
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Oh my, what a wonderful review. thanks so very much, really. I remember you, loved sharing. I really appreciate you taking the time to send this . Mari

Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I took our friends children ages 7 & 10. They really liked it because they could take a sponge with nectar and see the butterflies up close. If the sponge was free they could coax one onto the sponge. Seems like that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank munkswmng
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Thanks for the great words, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Yes, the "anatomy lesson" is a crown jewel for us, what fun for all !

Reviewed July 11, 2019

Open to the public for only a few months a year, this place is definitely worth a trip. They have an educational instruction as well as the flight room and a gift shop. The butterflies are everywhere, so if you’re going with little ones, remember...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Yea ! Sounds like you love us as much as we love us ! Really, this is what we work towards, visitors that take advantage of what we offer and understand the particulars of hosting live natural wonders. Thank you for the great review, please...More

Reviewed June 27, 2019

We enjoyed our visit and learned so much about butterflies and frogs. Loved having the ability to watch a butterfly sip nectar .Knowledgeable workers..Wish the brand's had been Do this they would have loved it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank gramshirl
Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

We would really love to know what "Wish the brand's had been" . We are always striving to do better. Could you please give us a bit more information , we love the Sanctuary and want our visitors too also.

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pmarkoe
December 3, 2017|
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Response from ChrisandCindy08 | Reviewed this property |
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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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