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Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 349-7090
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Toms River
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We visited here yesterday and was quite enjoyable.... I am not repulsed by insects; rather, interested and found the information well done. Unfortunately arrived for 1:45 presentation which in information says its 2:00; but presenter was more than eager to let us touch any insect we wanted and shared capsule info on all. We made a suggestion to be able... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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41 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had a nice time there with our grandson. Its a great way to teach children about bugs and that they are not all bad or scary. He was afraid of bugs, but after petting a millipede, tarantula, etc he was a lot more comfortable with bugs. The live exhibits are great, and the presenter was very patient and did a... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Never been to an entire museum dedicated to insects, but there is a first time for everything! The place was a little hard to find especially since it doesn't look much like a museum from the outside. There are a decent amount of exhibits and insects inside that both kids and adults should find interesting. Be sure to check out... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I went to the museum because my daughter's school was visiting & I was class mom. I would not have chosen this as a destination, personally: I'm not fond of bugs! But I was so glad I had to go along! The displays were really amazing--I especially liked all the beautiful butterflies, but was equally intrigued by many beetles and... More

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Lakewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a great little museum to bring the kids. Stick around for the touch part of the museum tour.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

not too many live animals/bugs, but my son found it interesting. We were out of there in an hour or so

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We visited Insectropolis twice recently. The first time was with our grandchildren, ages 5 and 7 1/2. The second time with our 11 1/2 year old grandson. It was enjoyed by all. The grandsons touched some of the insects. I touched them all. They also enjoyed the bee and ants exhibit. Overall, a fun learning experience.

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Boone, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our sons loved it. They offer a chance to touch some of the creepy crawlers. My boys and husband loved it, I just sat on the inside. It was set up well, creatively done. We would go back again. If I lived closer we would want a birthday party there.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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76 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We have taken our grandson to this small but interesting museum several times. For anyone, child or adult, who has an interest in insects, spiders etc there is a great deal to see and learn. There are many exhibits with mounted and live specimens and interactive exhibits as well. The hands-on demonstration where visitors have the opportunity to hold and... More

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Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We got rained out one day while visiting Seaside Heights. So, we went looking for something else to do. We found ourselves at the bug museum. Its a great please to entertain the kids for a few hours. The staff was friendly. The exhibits were entertaining as well as educational. The only complaint was that it left us wanting to... More

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