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Insect Lore's Bugseum

132 S. Beech Street, Shafter, CA 93263
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Shafter
Type: Specialty Museums
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Bakersfield, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I go every year to Insect Lore to get tiny caterpillars for my classroom. I am writing my first bad review on Tripadvisor because Insect Lore deserves it. Yes, the store is very kid friendly and eye catching. It has lots of hands on science kits for children--butterfly gardens, ant hills, ladybug farms, etc. In all the years I have... More

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Bakersfield, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I took my granddaughters, age 6 and 12, for a visit. They were nearly entranced by the various 'bug' displays. Butterfly breeding is a high priority here. In addition to the various insects, the store sells lots of different science/bug oriented kits, cards and games. Adults can learn a thing or too, also.

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Petaluma, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is where you go to get those live butterflys for your celebration. Educational and fun. Great gift shop for the kids to get educational toys for learning about bugs and the outdoors.

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Bakersfield, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Big Green building - cannot miss this right off Shafter Highway. Very interesting to see the butterfly stages. We ended up getting an ant farm that our kids enjoyed watching develop. If you happen to be in North Kern County with your kids - recommend stopping by - you will only need 45 - 60 minutes.

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Kernville, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The main business is breeding butterflies and ladybugs for schools and science - a most interesting process. The museum houses many exotic insects in non-threatening enclosures, and the staff is generous with information and, if you like, bringing a few bugs out for closer inspection.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

the best part about this place is that it costs nothing to visit. However be sure to bring money to buy stuff because basically it's a store with some bugs in the walls

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Bakersfield, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
55 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

One of my son's favorite places to go. We come here every few months just to check out the bugs. On some mornings one of their curators will get out some of the huge roaches or other creepy crawlies for the kids to check out up close. My son loves this! We love watching the ladies in the lady bug... More

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

And by little, it is small, but well worth the trip. It is designed to be mostly a store, however, the bugs are a very nice touch. It is a nice building that really makes you want to go in. Fun little place to take visitors and show off the Bako scenery.

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Los Angeles
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

This Bugseum is one building that you literally "Can't Miss!" It is bright yellow and green and covered in giant painted bugs. The Bugseum was massively fun for the children that I was with. They got to experience nature up-close-and-personal, seeing many bugs that they had never seen before. It turns out that the museum is only part of the... More

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southern california
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

We love Insect Lore. My kids have had alot of their products. We went on a trip to Bass Lake and Yosemite and after passing Baskersfield, we saw a big sign for this place. We had to stop! Not far from the freeway. Building was so cute. Its a big gift shop and has a bunch of different bugs and... More

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