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Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

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Address: 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755
Phone Number: (732) 349-7090

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a joy for kids who love bugs

If you are with in an 45 minutes of Insectropolis and are an Insect fan or have kids who love bugs - this place is right for you. Driving up it looks like a small warehouse but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you are with in an 45 minutes of Insectropolis and are an Insect fan or have kids who love bugs - this place is right for you. Driving up it looks like a small warehouse but inside it is tastefully decorated. We found it hilarious that it is right behind a Pest Control place! Many different variety of species... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So many things to learn but, best of all is the see and touch part. kids loved it . Bringing my children here gave them a new inside to these little creatures that share our earth.

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Toms River, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I took my granddaughter here to commune with the bugs and she had a wonderful time. She did her usual looking quickly in every room and then going back to the rooms that interested her the most. Petting hissing cockroaches, etc was the highlight of her day.

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Whiting, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A great bug museum, lots of well designed displays, many with live insects, pleasant, knowledgeable staff, interactive displays, My 7-year-old granddaughter and her 4-year-old brother LOVED it. Don't miss the presentation where you get an opportunity to touch the bugs.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

So much to see and learn...and touch if you dare! Very clean. Knowledgeable staff. Reasonable prices. They even have a gift shop. Very worth the trip! A must see!

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West Windsor Township, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Insectropolis is a fun little museum and nature center all rolled into one. It has many exhibits about insects, some which include live specimens, such as the bee hives and the ant hills. In addition, throughout the day, there are opportunities to view a presentation given by a staff member, which include the chance to touch a scorpion, a tarantula,... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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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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196 reviews 196 reviews
53 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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