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Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755-1207
+1 732-349-7090
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It's good for once or twice

Interesting for sure but definitely not a place to go to more than once or twice. The guides that... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
loriy324
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Toms River
via mobile
Kids and Adults- Fascinating, immersive experience in a non-descript building!

My wife and I took our 3 young daughters (ages 5 and 6) to Insectopolis for a rainy day activity... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
RCSmiles
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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“gift shop” (7 reviews)
“bug museum” (5 reviews)
“rainy day” (5 reviews)
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1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755-1207
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+1 732-349-7090
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting for sure but definitely not a place to go to more than once or twice. The guides that held the insects we're very educational if you can catch one of those

Thank loriy324
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I took our 3 young daughters (ages 5 and 6) to Insectopolis for a rainy day activity. Although a "back building" on the lot where housed, this museum has live presentations with petting of insects, many diverse ecosystems' insects shown, and a...More

Thank RCSmiles
Reviewed 16 August 2017

They have lots of insects to look at and learn about. Be sure to stay for the touch presentation. It was very informative and so cool to be able to touch and hold some of those creepy critters. Our 4 year old loved it!

Thank Scoobyschu
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Such an interesting place to visit! Luckily we were there on a quiet day, as many of the exhibits are based on reading the information. We were able to get close to each one on that day.

1  Thank Pilgrim908
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I discovered this museum by accident after reading about off-beat things to do along the Jersey coast -- and what a terrific find. I was worried that it might not be designed for adults, but I was pleasantly surprised that there was more than enough...More

1  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We learned some cool stuff & touched a scorpion! Ate some fried bugs! We were all entertained. We won at the cockaroach races as well.

Thank 727Jenny
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Very good visit Very well laid out and educational for everyone If you ever looking for a place to visit in the area with the kids it's very good

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I had alway heard about this place , mainly from advertisements at the movie theatre. When I had the grandkids one weekend I decided to give it a shot. It is tucked away from the road / Outside the entrance is a large bug over...More

1  Thank patti1357
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have been there a few times for parties and other events, I thought it would be dark and freaky. I do not like bugs BUT this museum is so well done! It is bright and educational. You will not get the creepy-crawlies-promise!

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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...More

2  Thank jovitaf540
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Response from wildzootv | Reviewed this property |
Not at the time we went, but it might be worth giving them a call and seeing if they do now as lightning bugs are seasonal.
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