Visitors to Insectropolis will be inspired to learn about the little-known lifestyles of insects and to develop a deeper respect for bugs and their role in their environment. A kind, experienced team, committed to making your stay as pleasant as possible will be present while you are here.
There is a lot here to see and do! their imaginative exhibits engage visitors while teaching them about these unique organisms while being housed in a city with architecture inspired by bugs.
View tens of thousands of rare, gorgeous, and strange insects from across the globe. On their touch-screen PCs, they play games about bugs. Crawl through our mud tube as if you were a termite. Visit their observation hive in safety and see our active bees. Or observe any of their many other live insects. Of course, if you don’t attend a touch presentation, your trip isn’t complete! Touch presentations happen every day. Before you depart, handle a millipede, a hissing cockroach, and a live tarantula. Insectropolis offers more than a dozen display spaces likely to inform and amuse everyone visiting, whether they are bug enthusiasts or simply interested.
Education and Groups
From Pre-School to High School
We like leading field excursions for students! It enables us to spread their understanding of and excitement for these fascinating yet misunderstood creatures. They want to make your field trip successful—simple, well-planned, instructive, enjoyable, and memorable. From preschool to senior citizen bus tours, special needs groups, to teachers looking to enhance their teachings, they host all age groups and interest levels. They adapt their talks and presentations to the audience. their programs provide a broad introduction to arthropods and insects and complement the curricula in classrooms. All our displays are inside and wheelchair accessible, and they are on one level. For organizations who plan a program, reduced pricing is offered.
During regular business hours, scouts may create a personalized curriculum that meets their unique requirements. Their team will design the most enjoyable and educational experience for your next gathering, whether it be a lecture, a guided tour, or an outreach event.
The flow of your visit would be as follows: Each of the roughly 30 groups would have its tour leader (ideally, that will coincide with each class or age group). At the same time, each group will begin at a separate location inside the museum. A guide will cooperate with your team to keep the group together, identify points of interest, respond to inquiries, and provide campers the opportunity to handle live bugs as they go. On average tour lasts an hour. Since we do not have a dining space, parties may use the toilet and gift shop after time before leaving the museum to have lunch in a nearby park, on the bus trip, or at your facility.
Bugs on the Go – Outreach Program
Insectropolis can provide a selection of live insects and unusual pinned specimens to your location or event. Their exhibits will inspire visitors to learn about and appreciate life’s variety. Through engaging presentations, participants learn about these sometimes misunderstood little creatures’ anatomy, traits, and fundamental requirements. The curriculum is readily adaptable to any age group and may be utilized independently of classroom instruction or in combination.
To master the fundamentals of bugs, you should begin your research at Bug University.
Learn the classification and naming scheme used by scientists to categorize all living things (Taxonomy). Know what traits all insects have in common. Lift the Phylum Arthropoda flaps and turn the Metamorphosis wheels. Before you graduate, stop by the class pets and learn about the many orders of Class Insecta.
Play a game on one of our touch-screen PCs to put your knowledge to the test and learn fascinating information. Watch the aquatic bug tank; you could see the diving beetle eating a little fish there!
An essential component of the global food chain is insects. Examining an insect’s mouth or senses reveals that they employ some techniques to locate a filling meal.
How can insects pass on important information to one another?
Sound, fragrance, light, and even dance are all ways you can’t even begin to conceive! Discover all the clever ways that insects communicate with one another.
Rock State Prison
The undesirable bugs are in jail. Either are they?
View the mugshots of the agricultural pests who are thieves by sliding open the six-armed bandits’ cells. Consider the mass killers being held in isolation with contempt for contaminating others. Investigate the fugitives who are still at large. Just be sure to honor Insectropolis’ Finest as well—the insects that patrol our planet and keep bad guys in check.
The struggle for existence is a war that is in progress.
Insects use cunning tactics to maximize their chances of success, whether predators or victims. Insects continue their heroic struggle for survival by using weaponry, armor, scare tactics, and camouflage. It is “Eat or be devoured.”
Rubber Tree Plant
What gives the little, elderly ant the idea that he can move the rubber tree plant?
The solution is teamwork. An ant colony functions like a well-run business, with the diligent and serving as the model team member. Examine the anthill flowchart to observe how the work is split and how well it works. Or see the active carpenter ants as they do their daily activities.
Their location is home to subterranean termites, which consume the wood in their soil.
They are hard at work creating complex subway networks to get about. Will their desire to wreak havoc bring them directly inside your house? To get a peek of what’s going on below earth, look at your crawlspace via a termite’s eyes or enter the Tube on foot.
In any metropolis, taking the incorrect route might lead you into a dangerous area. Visit this region on a side trip to view some scarier arthropods, including the tarantulas.
Check out Their spider pals and see just how hazardous they are. Do you know a tarantula that is rolled up? Its owner just dumped its hollow, overgrown exoskeleton to the side. One of the new things you will learn is about molting, which is how all arthropods develop by losing their exoskeleton.
Honeybees from Hive Airport have long helped pollinate crops and given us honey.
Learn about the intricate processes and specific skills required for a colony to generate that delicious dessert. Find out how bees communicate uniquely. You’ll undoubtedly comprehend the expression “busy as a bee” after seeing our live hive!
In many societies throughout history, insects have been significant.
The Chinese love cricket battles, the scarab beetle was honored by the ancient Egyptians, and butterflies are mentioned in Native American tradition. People have become aware of the coexistence of insects and humans worldwide. Take in part of that awe-inspiring passion while seeing the vast array of species from throughout the globe.
What school level or age group is the museum intended for?
The museum was created to be attractive to people of all ages and interests. Something is intriguing to learn, touch, and observe, whether you are young or old, a toddler or an adult, an insect hater, or a bug lover.
Will I feel fear? Is it spooky?
Hopefully not! Their exhibits at Insectropolis are stunning and artistically created. Indeed butterflies aren’t frightening? Even if not all bugs are attractive, They don’t want to make you feel queasy. They urge you to respect these little creatures rather than flee in terror.
You may reach them by phone at (732) 349-7090 or online at their website.