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“Family fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

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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Monroe Twp., NJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Family fun”
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.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Boone, NC
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great time”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Toms River, New Jersey
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105 attraction reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Not as creepy as it sounds”
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 touch various insects, which the children find especially fascinating, is great.

Visited September 2012
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Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“small but fun”
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 see more. Its not a destination, but if you find yourself in the area looking for something to do, check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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“Nothing like starting the day touching a scorpion!”
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.

Visited May 2013
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