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Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

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Address: 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755
Phone Number: (732) 349-7090
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Bug musuem

Took our 2 grandchildren ages 6 & 3 they loved the exhibits and the hands on show my 3 yr a little young for this.Would recommend 6 and older. They do have a gift shop also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Pam L
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Toms River, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our 2 grandchildren ages 6 & 3 they loved the exhibits and the hands on show my 3 yr a little young for this.Would recommend 6 and older. They do have a gift shop also.

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Thank Pam L
Keyport, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum yesterday with a lady friend and her granddaugher. Although well laid out, the museum caters more to children over 8 and adults who are into insects! Also, as an adult, I did not mind paying $8. But I had to pay $8 dollars for the 3 year old as well. If you are into insects, the... More 

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Thank Neivagigante
Lakewood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This was not only a fun trip,but we learned so much about different bugs,and reptiles. We had kids from age 8 to 21 and everyone loved it. Find out what time the feeding times are for the reptiles. We had an awesome time and already plan on going back soon.

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Thank Anne C
Brick, New Jersey
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98 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

A great place to bring the little ones...very friendly staff and very informative with some hands on experiences.

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Thank romedini
Voorhees
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

You can walk in and be done, in less than 45 minutes. There was more fake bugs than real ones. We were expecting a different experience based on the reviews. It was educationa.

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1 Thank KeiAnt
Island Heights, New Jersey
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Wonderful place to spend a couple of hours with a child or two. The attendant brings various frightening looking insects around for you to touch if you want. Then the remainder of the Bugseum is filled with displays of insects and their habitats.

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Thank BobHorn818
Toms River, New Jersey
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a fun place! Perfect place to visit with your children. Colorful, informative and interesting visit.

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Thank vircharp
Toms River,NJ
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Thought what could be so great about bugs. To my surprise this visit was exceptionally interesting. So much to see and experience with the help of their young guides. Glad we went!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you are with in an 45 minutes of Insectropolis and are an Insect fan or have kids who love bugs - this place is right for you. Driving up it looks like a small warehouse but inside it is tastefully decorated. We found it hilarious that it is right behind a Pest Control place! Many different variety of species... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So many things to learn but, best of all is the see and touch part. kids loved it . Bringing my children here gave them a new inside to these little creatures that share our earth.

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