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Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

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Address: 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755-1207
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+1 732-349-7090

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Bug Museum

Interactive with children and young teens and educational. It was fun for them to get to touch the different bugs. Good for preschool, school age and young teens with adults... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lakewood
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Lakewood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interactive with children and young teens and educational. It was fun for them to get to touch the different bugs. Good for preschool, school age and young teens with adults. Seeing the bees and ants was amazing. Church groups will enjoy this trip. I am a senior and loved it too. There is There is a gift shop, always fun... More 

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Island Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had our son's 6th birthday here and they could not have been more accommodating. Great experience, we had visited here once before when it was not crowded and it was wonderful. Random place on Route 9 but worth the trip!

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Brick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

OK, this is a bug museum, so if you don't like bugs, stay away. I found it absolutely fascinating. Everything you can imagine is there, including some spiders bigger than your fist. Great for the kids, this will keep them interested for hours.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Very unique place but there were a few things I didn't love. The price for the size is too much, $8 per person (kids, adults and seniors). Walking super super slow it took us less than an hour to walk through. Most of the bugs are dead which is fine but they didn't have any descriptions of where there from... More 

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toms river
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

No instructors at this place for anyone other than camp kids overwhelming this small facility when we went with our grandson age 5. Not only did they spend all their time directing 3 big groups from room to room, but actually ignored our grandson when he tried to join in - he didn't have a blue, red or white shirt... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

They have truly hit the mark with this bugseum! It is targeted at the school age crowd so fittingly, there is a nice balance of education and fun activities. Clean, neat and broken into well thought out exhibit areas to keep interest for those kids who's attention spans may not be the longest! Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Once you get inside its amazing. Brought my nephew who was 10 and he loved it. Hands on and they have a time where you can touch the insects

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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful place to take kids and grandkids. Great lesson on various insects with a very patient and qualified instructor!

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TOMS RIVER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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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