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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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Interesting if a bit narrow

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Scott T
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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ny
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Diane S
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Set amongst beautiful Kansas State gardens is a small building full of bugs, butterfly's, games and bees! Place safe! No chance of harm- other than Oh my! Can you believe! Please leave a donation so others can experience! Then go enjoy the flowers and plants!!

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Thank Marsha S
Manhattan, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A great place for kids or anyone interested in insects. From giant cockroaches to various other exotic insects. I haven't seen anything else quite like it.

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Thank Eric W
Manhattan, Kansas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Incredible exhibits of many living organisms, especially insects. This is a terrific place to get children interested in science, entomology, and agriculture, and is a great place for anyone of any age to visit! Tremendous educational facility!

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Thank John R
Manhattan, Kansas
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The zoo won't overwhelm you with its size, but is packed with fascinating live and dead specimens in a very pleasing layout. There are lots of live spiders, scorpions, beetles, and roaches - exotic and domestic - and static displays with dead specimens that are well-prepared and interesting (as well as educational). There is also a working bee colony and... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

1st don't miss the opportunity to pet the tarantula. There are so many bugs. I never realized how bog some species can get. Fun and inexpensive. They even give military discounts.

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Thank medix12
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It is a small area but there are many insects to see and at a very reasonable price. You even get to pet a tarantula!

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