2022 walk-in season 
Open every day from  through August 28th                       Thurs. through Mon. 11-5, Tues. & Wed. 2-6.             RAIN OR SHINE / NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED
 Every Thurs. Grandparent Day - One GP admitted free per family with one full paid Grandchild. Regular admission $10.00  for kids ages 3-12 and seniors over 62. Adults $11.00. Come on over and see all our new additions. Experience the wonder of live butterflies and exotic reptiles in Jim Thorpe’s unique hands-on education center, featuring an indoor “Flutterarium” live butterfly flight room, Exotic reptile room, Axolotls, turtles, fish, kids’ art space / activity room,                   and nature-based gift shop.

  SUNDAY AUGUST 21st  5:15-6:00 PM

           LIVE HERPS SHOW WITH FRIENDS FROM THE CCEEC                $7.00 per person for the end of day program

 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS SHOW ~ CALL OR STOP BY TO RESERVE SEATS  Proceeds to benefit CCEEC and The Sanctuary Foundation .Regular hours 11-5  Live show 5:15-6:00 / light refreshments to follow.

CCEEC with their wonderful live reptile program .

Appropriate for ages 5 and older.

If you want to visit the Sanctuary in the afternoon  , then stay for the REPTILE SHOW , let us know.We will give you a 50% discount on your admission to the building . If you are choosing this option, we suggeest you arrive at about 4:00 pm

We have had exotic frogs for 15 years. COVID has greatly affected their availability and we found the species we know and love, nowhere to be found. So... we have made some changes. Thanks to the generosity of Patrick from The Reptile Depot in Whitehall , we are temporarily hosting 11 species new to us : including lizards, turtles, a tomato frog and 2 Whites Tree Frogs. Come over for a visit and learn about something different.

      We recommend a great new shop in Whitehall                                         The Reptile Depot                                            You will find tons of supplies and reptiles you won't find in big box stores. Check them out, you won't be dissappointed. Find them on facebook  

      Special thanks to  Country Junction who will help us out with crickets to feed all of our hungry new critters. Visit Country Junction near Jim Thorpe/ a top destination for family fun year round.

tomato frog
reptile at bear mountain
Ahhhh, the wonder of butterflies!
butterfly sitting on girls hand
looking through a magnifying glass at butterfly
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  • Interactive Live Flight Room
  • Butterfly Hatching Area
  • Frog and Reptile Room
  • Videos
  • Educational Programs
  • Guided Tours
  • Puzzles & Activities
  • Nature-based Gift Shop
  • Art Space / Craft Area
  • Scout Programs
  • Parties

Annual Scout Weekend: June 4th and 5th

Open to all Scouts, ( boy and girl ), and their families.

Two  sessions are available each day:

  • 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Reservations Required


Optional Butterflies Friends patch available for additional $3.00/patch.

This program includes:

  • Moth and frog mini-program
  • Special DVD
  • Interactive butterfly show
  • Life cycle craft
  • Time in exotic Frog Room and Live Butterfly Flight Room

Butterfly Releases

Whisper a wish to your butterfly before your release it. Bear Mountain Butterflies can supply you with live butterflies for you special occasions. Learn more. 

Frogs and More

There is more to see at Bear Mountain Butterflies...visit the frog room to see exquisite dart frogs and more! Learn more.