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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 15 Attractions in Toms River
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Toms River, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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58 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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21 attraction reviews
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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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