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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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Great time for Grandson and education for me

Wonderful place to spend a couple of hours with a child or two. The attendant brings various frightening looking insects around for you to touch if you want. Then the remainder of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Island Heights, New Jersey
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Island Heights, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Wonderful place to spend a couple of hours with a child or two. The attendant brings various frightening looking insects around for you to touch if you want. Then the remainder of the Bugseum is filled with displays of insects and their habitats.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a fun place! Perfect place to visit with your children. Colorful, informative and interesting visit.

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Toms River,NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Thought what could be so great about bugs. To my surprise this visit was exceptionally interesting. So much to see and experience with the help of their young guides. Glad we went!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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