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Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

#2 of 18 things to do in Oneonta Features Animals
5802 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3654
+1 607-435-1147
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Wonderment for kids

This conservatory features an indoor tropical garden, with various species of tropical birds, fish... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
CNYTravelView
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New York
More than just butterflies

We were surprised at the variety of non-butterfly animals, birds and insects on display. The... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
ArtandGinnyNY
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Endicott, New York
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
9 Oct 2016
“More than just butterflies”
27 Aug 2016
“Just OK”
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5802 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3654
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+1 607-435-1147
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

This conservatory features an indoor tropical garden, with various species of tropical birds, fish, and reptiles year-round, and butterflies during the warmer months. The aim is to introduce visitors to the wonderment and biodiversity of the natural world. Kids can delight in close-up encounters with...More

Thank CNYTravelView
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were surprised at the variety of non-butterfly animals, birds and insects on display. The curator was informative and took time to go into depth on many subjects. We enjoyed hunting for specific animals. We found out that sunny days are best to see the...More

Thank ArtandGinnyNY
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love bringing my son here. Though it is small, we can spend an hour visiting the butterflies and other animals. The owner is lovely and it is particularly great to go when they are not busy because she will spend a lot of time...More

Thank Caitlin K
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Hard to find. You have to take an unmarked walking trail to the conservatory from the parking lot. The butterfly conservatory is small and pales next to others I've been to. Kids might enjoy it. I went alone on this trip. I love butterflies. This...More

Thank PJS22182
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A little disappointing. Not as many butterflies as I thought would be flying around. The birds were really nice, though...

1  Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I had been wanting to check this place out for a while and finally went with my family. Definitely not worth the trip. Way over priced for what you get out of it. The facility is run down and the staff were not friendly. When...More

2  Thank todd551
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I visited the center today with a student and a colleague. We were disappointed in the lack of information available on what we were seeing. Too many species in a small space with a high ceiling. Converted space not really environmentally friendly. Some exotic birds...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The place was very small and run down. Not worth the money or the trip.it had a strange smell to it. Nothing to look at on the out side. At first we didn't know if we were even in the right place. Nothing was marked...More

Thank kelly c
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

15 minutes and I saw it all....not worth 12 bucks each a lot of property but all overgrown and not used

Thank Cliff N
Reviewed 14 July 2016

There is a large variety to see and a few surprises to see. You will enjoy the visit. They recently updated so it would be worth another look in if you have not seen it since before the changes.

Thank GRMac54
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Helen C
I need to use an electric scooter. are they allowed in the conservatory?
6 April 2015|
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Helen C
I need a hip replacement and cannot walk well. Do you permit electric scooters inside the conservatory?
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Karam0308
What are your hours and days open??
8 March 2015|
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Response from SusanT55 | Reviewed this property |
I think their hours are posted. It didn't look open when we went there, but it was.
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