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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 11 attractions in Toms River
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Toms River, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went here on a whim this past Saturday. It was fantastic! The museum displays were amazing especially the walking sticks and honey bees. We especially liked the show and tell and the staff - Jess was great with the crowd and kids. The store also has lots of cool educational gifts for kids and adults. A great experience.

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Manchester, New Jersey
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Took my grandkids in October 2012. There was a really good lecture with hands on different spiders, etc. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. The displays were extensive and the interactive educational computers with games were REALLY fun! My grandson want tp have his birthday party there this year!

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bronx ny
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152 reviews 152 reviews
123 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was a great museum! Great collection! very good price and worth the money! The guy that gives the touch presentation was great!

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