CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2023 ~Special public event May 27th, 28th, 29th 11-5. More info coming in April

At Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, we believe that every person's life can be enriched by a closer connection to the world of nature. Visitors can hand feed butterflies in the "flutterarium", meet wonderful turtles, exotic frogs, lizards, beautiful moths, and more. If you  are interested in booking a spring 2024 fieldtrip or special large group visit, or a butterfly release, please email us at or message Mari at 484 467 0882

         "WELCOME THE BUTTERFLIES BACK"  celebration MAY 27th & 28th. A benifit for Family Promise of Carbon County . All our regular butterfly , Axolotl, turtle, fish, frog & lizard fun & special crafts, food, plant sales, Painted Lady butterfly hatching kits, interactive programs, and live "guests" from our friends at C.C.E.E.C.Rain or shine, this will be a really fun weekend .

We have had exotic frogs for 15 years. COVID  greatly affected their availability and we found the species we know and love, nowhere to be found. So... we  made some changes. Thanks to the generosity of Patrick from The Reptile Depot in Whitehall , we were temporarily hosting 11 species new to us : including lizards, turtles, a tomato frog and  Whites Tree Frogs. We hope you had a chance a visit and learn about something different. If not, please come in 2023 and see what wonderful creatures you can meet. We will be open for a 3 day Charity event with animals, food, butterflies, special exhibits, etc.etc.etc. on Memorial Day weekend . Our walk-in ( open every day )  public hours will start on Sat. June 11th at 11:00 am  and end on Sunday August 28th.

      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.