Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey, Toms River: Address, Phone Number, Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey Reviews: 4.5/5

Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey
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Gittmer
Toms River, NJ44 contributions
A "Must see"!
Mar 2020
Don't let the small size fool ya! Incredible variety of exhibits and insects from all over the world. Most interesting and educational. Wheel chair friendly. Ample parking. The staff are all so friendly and willing to help, cheerfully answering any and all questions. We are eager to take relatives next time they're in town. Nice gift shop. DO check their web site, as the hours are limited.
Written March 13, 2020
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CBaz128
Toms River, NJ7 contributions
Fun!
Jul 2019 • Family
We’ve visited this bug museum many times w our grandchildren. We’ve all enjoyed it, esp since most are behind glass and not moving, but certainly the live bugs moving around in tanks and tunnels are cool to see. The live presentation where creatures like a tarantula, cockroach, centipede and scorpion are introduced and carefully handled for petting by visitors is a highlight. I also enjoy the various insect artwork within the exhibits. There is a small garden outside the museum to attract monarchs, but I wish there was a butterfly conservatory. Otherwise, great way to kill an hour or so with the little ones. Older kids could well benefit from the written information and facts within the exhibits.
Written November 14, 2019
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Carol H
Newton, NJ124 contributions
An Excursion MUST for All Children!
Sep 2019
As a Monarch butterfly enthusiast I just happened to discover the Bugseum of New Jersey, located in my son's hometown of Tom's River, NJ. They were offering a brunch and Monarch release for Sunday, September 15th. This was a must for my two grandsons as I had just done a lesson with live caterpillars and a chrysalis with my three year old. He was totally fascinated and spent close to 2 hours examining the various stages/sizes of the caterpillars. Ultimately he was able to watch them metamorphose into the beautiful orange and black Monarch butterflies that are the state of New Jersey's state butterfly. A trip to Insectropolis was the crowning touch! Not only were we treated to a sumptuous brunch but we were able to examine all kinds of insects from giant, hairy trantulas, to Madagascar hissing cockroaches to black widow spiders - all contained in terrariums behind glass walls (no worries!) My grandson's shrieks of pure joy resounded throughout the museum as we checked out each exhibit. We listened to a lecture/discussion on the plight of the Monarch, a now threatened species, followed by a Monarch release of 50 butterflies. Both boys were totally exhausted by the time the morning was over but it will be an adventure they will never forget. If you would like more information on aiding in the recovery of the Monarch please visit monarchbutterflygarden.net for more information and assistance with this national endeavor.
Written September 16, 2019
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antb40
Toms River, NJ37 contributions
Your never too old to learn!
Jun 2019
We took our almost 4 year old grandaughter here and the presentation they gave was very informative. We got to touch different bugs and it was the right amount of time for young children. They have every kind of bug. We're so glad we stopped in!
Written August 7, 2019
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bigglow
new jersey256 contributions
Fun for the kids
Aug 2019 • Family
Our gandson loved seeing all the bugs and the staff was so welcoming and so informative that it made it fun for the adults as well. Gread educational opportunity for kids of all ages.
Written August 5, 2019
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Kenny B
North NJ45 contributions
The Grandsons Love it!
Jun 2019 • Family
We end up going a few times during the summer.. Our Grandsons (5 & 3) especially like to crawl through the "Ant Tunnel" and see all the Mounted Butterflies, moths and other "bugs" as well as the Live Bug Demos! They get to touch and be up close to a Madagasgar hissing Cockroach, A Tarantula, a scorpion and feel the sections of a giant millipede,,, An Awesome way to spend learning! Every time we drive by on Route 9 and they see the Giant Praying Mantis in front of the Ozane Exterminator and Bugseum property, They get all excited and ask when they can return ...
Written June 25, 2019
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Francis M
Toms River, NJ266 contributions
Bugs Galore
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a great local place for young kids to visit. They have an unbelievable display of just about any bug/insect you can imagine. Don’t worry, the place is clean. I checked my hair for insects when we left and came up empty!
There is a nice introductory preface to the visit by an employee who provides an overview of the museum.
Expect to spend about an hour or so wandering around the
premises, the kids will be bug eyed!
Written June 4, 2019
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kennethbZ9078YK
Ocean Gate, NJ12 contributions
BUGS!!!!
Jun 2018 • Family
Great educational place owned by an Exterminator... Thousands of different preserved specimens from around the world. great displays and presentation where the visitors get to hear about and actually feel some of the live ones like Scorpions and Tarantulas and a Giant Madasgar Hissing Cockroach!! Great for Kids of ALL AGES.. I bring my 3 and 5 yr old grandsons there at least twice a year!
Written April 28, 2019
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Debbie B
Titusville, NJ113 contributions
Spring Break Day Trip
Apr 2019
This is a great place if you want to see cockroaches and tarantulas. The displays also teach plenty about other insects. I took my two grandsons on Tuesday of spring break. There was not enough to interest our preschooler, and most the displays required too much reading to hold the interest of a 1st grader. I would recommend this museum for the older elementary school or middle school set. It would also have been better if there were some demonstrations. Perhaps they have them on the weekends. Don't bother with the movie. The kids and I found it boring. There are much better educational insect movies available on PBS.
Written April 14, 2019
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Gail F
Brick, NJ173 contributions
Bugs, bugs, bugs!
Aug 2018
My sister and I brought my 5 year old grandson to Insectropolis recently and we had a blast! The displays are amazing, the murals on the walls are gorgeous, and they also include some hands on stuff too. Computer games, crawl through tunnel, demonstrations by excellent presenters. You get to touch all kinds of nasty bugs. Gift shop on the way out. Lots of fun for all ages!
Written August 31, 2018
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