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Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

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18 Church Rd, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2792
+1 570-325-4848
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5th Birthday Party

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

Reviewed June 10, 2017
Jennay513
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Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
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disappointed

I went in expecting to see a variety of butterflies but they were just monarks. Some of the... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Lyn R
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blandon, pa
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Closed until May 27, 2017 Please see the Bear Mountain Butterfly Website for information on dates and events for 2017.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“life cycle” (8 reviews)
“gift shop” (13 reviews)
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 June 10, 2017 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

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

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.

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Reviewed February 14, 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

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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

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

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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 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.

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

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

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Reviewed September 3, 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
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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2016

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

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Reviewed September 1, 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

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Reviewed August 19, 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
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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 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.

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Reviewed August 16, 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

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

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Reviewed August 15, 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

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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Visited with my husband, Absolutely a wonderful educational experience. The staff was phenomenal very informative, patient, knowledgeable and polite. I enjoyed the butterflies lectures and appreciate the time and effort put into making the sanctuary a wonderful learning environment for all ages. It was peaceful...More

Thank Netoya N
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Mari G, Owner at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Thanks for the nice words. We are.always so happy to hear that our guests enjoy what we bring. We ( the Sanctuary Family ) all really love sharing our passion for the amazing creatures that we live with on this amazing Earth. Please visit again.

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pmarkoe
December 3, 2017|
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Response from shot75 | Reviewed this property |
They don’t open again until spring
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barbaramD453JT
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Mari G | Property representative |
Sorry. we are not.
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Fran9712
January 27, 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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