Prioor to COVID 19, Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary was open for groups of 16 or more by special scheduling from mid-April through late summer.

Afternoon and evening group times were available for Scout programs, Red Hat groups, Senior Centers and special events.

It is our stong desire to return to this schedule as sopon as it is possible to safely do so safely.

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

2022 Group Reservations for Onsite Programs are now being accepted. Book now!

School Programs

Please note that we are already locking in dates for School field trips for Fall of 2021 and April-May 2022 Don’t get left out, contact us soon.

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


Public Hours

Thursday through Monday 11-5 , Tuesday and Wednesday  2-6 NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED



Public walk in hours for 2019 will be during our Annual Preseason Celebration on May 25-27th and then 7 days a week starting June 8th.

Onsite Programs at the Sanctuary available as soon as possible

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

$9.00 per person

All ON-SITE PRIVATE GROUP Programs carry a minimum cost of $150.00

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

$150.00 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:

$450.00 plus travel costs* 

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


$950.00 plus travel costs*

Up to 5 classroom programs. No more than 60 students in each program.

Entire School Program:

$700.00 plus travel costs*


(in addition to program costs)

  • Carbon County: $0.65 per mile round trip
  • Adjacent Counties: $30.00 plus $0.65 per mile round trip
  • Non-Adjacent Counties: $60.00 plus $0.65 per mile round trip