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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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Fun day with the kids!!

This place is a great place to bring your kids for an afternoon. The staff is wonderful and we went when they had touching sessions. The kids got to touch different insects and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SALLY C
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TOMS RIVER
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TOMS RIVER
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great place to bring your kids for an afternoon. The staff is wonderful and we went when they had touching sessions. The kids got to touch different insects and they loved it!! The place is clean and neat and they have a nice little gift shop there too. Highly recommend!! You can even have a childs... More 

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New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

What a wonderful place to stop by and see some great bugs! It is small and took us about and hour to see everything. it was very reasonable in price. my boys loved getting to touch some bugs!

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WATERTOWN, NY
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This museum was smaller than I expected, there were less exhibits than I anticipated.The best part was when one of the handlers brought out a hissing cockroach and walked around with it for people to see and touch up-close. It is definitely worth the trip. In less than an hour and a half you can see it all and see... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Live touch of bugs, plus many active hands on exhibits kept short attention spans occupied and engaged.

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Thank Javanat
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great array of creepy crawlers with lots of education. The hands on sessions are fun and my grand kids learned a lot....been back a dozen times.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you are afraid of bugs then this is the place for you. Take the kids and make an afternoon of it. Very educational and you learn why insects do what they do and teaches you not to fear them.

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Thank Anita Z
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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Keyport, New Jersey
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 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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Lakewood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Brick, New Jersey
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110 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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