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Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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West Orange, New Jersey
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 7 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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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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WATERTOWN, NY
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 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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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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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