Regular  public ( walk-in) hours start on June 8th, 2024. No reservations needed.


School, Scout, Daycare, Camp, etc. fieldtrips are available from May through early June  every week day , and Tuesday and Wednesday  from June10th through  August 25th. We accomidate only one group at a time, our calendar fills fast, if you want to save a date, please contact us soon.

Evening group times are available for Scout programs, Red Hat groups, Senior Centers and special events.

If you are interested in more information about reserving a group program, please email us

While we are waiting , Group Programs are available  at your location year round.

About the Butterfly Lady - Mari Gruber

Mari received the Educator of the Year Award in 2011 from the Carbon County Conservation District in recognition of her outstanding commitment to Environmental Education and Stewardship of the Natural World.

Now Accepting Reservations

2024 Group Reservations for Onsite Programs are  being accepted. Book now!

Butterflies 101 Programs

We are offering group programs both on-site and away starting in early May and running through late August.  Due to circumstances  beyond our control, we cannot book groups earlier than May 2024. Please note that we are already locking in dates for  field trips May and early June  2024 . Don’t get left out, contact us soon.

Onsite Programs at the Sanctuary

Reserved-space On-site programs May through early June can be reserved on any week day . June-Aug.  are on Tuesday and Wednesday  starting around 10:00 Am and ending about 1:00.

It’s really never too early to get on the master calendar. Keep in mind we do a fantastic early September in-school program on butterfly migration.


Public Hours

Special public/charity event May 25th, 26th, 27th  11-5 Then starting Sat. June 8th, regular walk-in hours are : Thursday through Monday 11-5 , Tuesday and Wednesday  2-6                         NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED



Visit the website again in early Spring for details on our annual "Welcome the Butterflies Back" celebration planned for May 25th,  26th and 27th .

Butterfly School 101

  • Wonderful age appropriate butterfly video
  • Educational fun interactive program
  • Time in the FLUTTERARIUM to hang out with real-live butterflies
  • Craft and /or games
  • Indoor and outdoor table space for snack or lunch
  • Fabulous kid-friendly gift shop / If you allow your group to shop, every child gets a free Sanctuary admission ticket to use at a later date.

$12.00 per person

All ON-SITE PRIVATE GROUP Programs carry a minimum cost of $240.00

What Folks Are Saying

“The #1 field trip around, even my teachers learned tons , and we LOVED the surprise ending. We will definitely be back next year,” expressed the 2nd grade teacher.

kids learning at bear mountain butterfly sanctuary
boys holding flowers

Travel Programs - We Bring the Butterflies to You

Experience the wonders of butterflies with the Butterfly Lady

$200.00 PLUS TRAVEL COSTS * Some non-profit funding help available in certain geographical areas

What Folks are Saying

The Coordinator, Community Youth Services /District of Columbia Public Library said, “I couldn’t let this day pass without letting you know how GREAT you are and your awesome programs. Thanks so much for your OUTSTANDING presentations offered at the DC Public Library.”

In-School Programs

  • Educational fun individualized program
  • Wonderful age appropriate butterfly video
  • Interactive skits, songs and other hands-on activities
  • Live and mounted butterflies

Half-Day, Morning or Afternoon:

$400.00 plus travel costs* 

Up to 2 classroom programs. No more than 60 students in each program.


$800.00 plus travel costs*

Up to 4 classroom programs. No more than 60 students in each program.


(in addition to program costs)

  • Carbon County: $.80 per mile round trip
  • Non-Adjacent Counties: $30.00 plus $1.00 per mile round trip