Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary is open for groups of 16 or more by special scheduling from mid-April through late summer.

Afternoon and 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.

Group Programs are available onsite May - early SeptemberOr, 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

2019, 2020 and 2021 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 2019 and April-May 2020. 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.

Summer Programs

We can also accommodate your summer program, birthday party or garden group by extending our business hours. To book a private group before or after regular hours please email Mari.

Public Hours

Beginning  when possible / stay tuned for updates

Watch for Special Fall Events on main page

Monday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday 2pm – 6pm
Wednesday 2pm – 6pm
Thursday 11am – 5pm
Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

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

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

Butterfly Scout Programs

  • May through September, after school, early evenings or weekends
  • Private classroom space for meeting, badge work, snack, etc. for up to 2 hours
  • Fascinating video
  • Age appropriate games and/or crafts projects
  • Our ” Wonder of Butterfly Program”
  • Kid-friendly gift shop

$9.00 per person 1 leader free with each troop


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

Other Group Programs

Churches / Day Care Centers / Personal Care Homes / Camps / Resorts / and Others

Please email for Rates and Program Information.


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 90 students in each program.


$950.00 plus travel costs*

Up to 5 classroom programs. No more than 90 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