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Insect Lore's Bugseum

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Address: 132 S. Beech Street, Shafter, CA 93263
Phone Number: 661-746-6047
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It was a fun little place.

It was a small to medium size show room. I felt their merch was over priced. But it was a great last minute buy for activities to do with your kids or parties. They have since... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
MommaRosado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Sadly we found out the hard way... (the sign on the door) :( We even called before hand... they didn't say museum closed on the message and didn't have anyone to talk to. This building now sends out insect lore products ordered from their website.

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8 Thank Jody A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

It was a small to medium size show room. I felt their merch was over priced. But it was a great last minute buy for activities to do with your kids or parties. They have since closed their doors and have relocated to Texas. This is no longer a shafter attraction. :(

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4 Thank MommaRosado
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I go every year to Insect Lore to get tiny caterpillars for my classroom. I am writing my first bad review on Tripadvisor because Insect Lore deserves it. Yes, the store is very kid friendly and eye catching. It has lots of hands on science kits for children--butterfly gardens, ant hills, ladybug farms, etc. In all the years I have... More 

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2 Thank welshbabe1954
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I took my granddaughters, age 6 and 12, for a visit. They were nearly entranced by the various 'bug' displays. Butterfly breeding is a high priority here. In addition to the various insects, the store sells lots of different science/bug oriented kits, cards and games. Adults can learn a thing or too, also.

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1 Thank Ron P
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is where you go to get those live butterflys for your celebration. Educational and fun. Great gift shop for the kids to get educational toys for learning about bugs and the outdoors.

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Thank Dewey S
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Big Green building - cannot miss this right off Shafter Highway. Very interesting to see the butterfly stages. We ended up getting an ant farm that our kids enjoyed watching develop. If you happen to be in North Kern County with your kids - recommend stopping by - you will only need 45 - 60 minutes.

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Kernville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The main business is breeding butterflies and ladybugs for schools and science - a most interesting process. The museum houses many exotic insects in non-threatening enclosures, and the staff is generous with information and, if you like, bringing a few bugs out for closer inspection.

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3 Thank bobsacerdo
Bakersfield, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

the best part about this place is that it costs nothing to visit. However be sure to bring money to buy stuff because basically it's a store with some bugs in the walls

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2 Thank Melanie S
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

One of my son's favorite places to go. We come here every few months just to check out the bugs. On some mornings one of their curators will get out some of the huge roaches or other creepy crawlies for the kids to check out up close. My son loves this! We love watching the ladies in the lady bug... More 

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4 Thank teachergirl01
Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

And by little, it is small, but well worth the trip. It is designed to be mostly a store, however, the bugs are a very nice touch. It is a nice building that really makes you want to go in. Fun little place to take visitors and show off the Bako scenery.

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