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Kansas State University Insect Zoo

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Address: 1500 Denison Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone Number: 785-532-BUGS
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Nice Family Outing

I took my oldest and dearest friend here when she came to visit from out of town in April. We thought it was lovely even though the gardens were not in bloom yet and under... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 17, 2016
Emily R
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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I took my oldest and dearest friend here when she came to visit from out of town in April. We thought it was lovely even though the gardens were not in bloom yet and under construction. My daughter and I had a silly fun time at the insect zoo.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Small enough to see all in about 30 mins but large enough to generate questions. If you are a bug person, this is for you. If you are on the fence about bugs but like to learn things, this is also for you. If you are not a fan of bugs at all, then wait outside. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see. The staff is very knowledgeable on all the creepy insects. Great educational outing.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

My 9 year old and teen had a fun time. Our family enjoyed seeing the huge insects and the working beehive. A great way to beat the heat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic, fun place to take the kids or kids at heart! Very interesting place with lots of creepy crawlers. You can also dress up like insects! They have a few insects you can actually pet! Spiders, snakes and great learning information. A true gem hidden on the campus. You should also visit the KSU gardens located around the... More 

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Altus, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

It's great if you like bugs. They have some gig bugs and the keepers are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about bugs. Fun way ti kill a little time.

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This small museum holds a wide variety of living species within a few groups of insects AND arachnids. There are even a few that can be held or petted with the help of a docent. Displays are pretty good. Price is right ($2)! Given the incredible diversity of species in Insecta, I hope they will continue to broaden the representative... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

Make sure you hold a hissing cockroach! It's fun, neat, interactive, and informative. Interesting for all ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

Interesting place to spend some time. Good for bringing the kids. Low cost, has a lot of bugs, and a beehive you can see in action.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

We took a 10-year-old and 7-year-old and discovered that the exhibits are educational and entertaining for both adults and kids. We even saw toddlers fascinated with the insects. The dozens of glass-front exhibits are clearly labeled with the name of the insects, however they’re not bogged down with scientific nomenclature. Our favorites were the giant walking sticks, glow-in-the-dark insects and... More 

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