Insectropolis The Bugseum of New Jersey

Toms River, NJ

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Address: 1761 Lakewood Rd, Toms River, NJ 08755, USA Number: 732 349-7090 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

It's a bugs life at Insectropolis - the Bugseum of New Jersey! Yes kids, you can spend your family day out in the Garden State learning all about the amazing creatures that crawl and slither on our planet (and who are very important to the eco-system!)

Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center for visitors of all ages, because there is plenty to see and do! Their creative displays will entertain kids as they learn about these fascinating creatures, and you can even view thousands of beautiful and bizarre exotic insects from all over the world. 

There is hands-on fun with the bug games on their touch-screen computers, and interactive experiences as kids can pretend they are a termite as they crawl through the mud tube. 

Also at the famous Bugseum, you can watch ants forage for food, then build tunnels in the live ant nest - not to mention getting (safely of course!) up close to the observation hive and see those busy bees at work!

Of course, your visit is not complete unless you touch a bug! Touch a live tarantula, scorpion, millipede, and a hissing cockroach before you leave the Insectropolis - and we're not kidding!

Whether you are a bug enthusiast or just a curious visitor, Insectropolis has over a dozen exhibit areas that are sure to ensure your day is as bug-tastic as you want it to be!

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How much does it cost?



$10 + tax



$10 + tax


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2 years


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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


Group discounts available if scheduled in advance. Call for details. Guided tours are also available by appointment!

Can I get one of those?


Everyone needs a souvenir, so before you leave, stop by the gift shop where you’ll find every bug item imaginable! From fake tattoos & silly bug toys all the way to framed specimens and collectible beetles for the die-hard enthusiast, you are bound to find something to suit your interest

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When can we go?

10am - 3pm Tuesday to Saturday

Open year round

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