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Victoria Bug Zoo

631 Courtney Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
250 384 2847
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Ranked #17 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Welcome to the amazing world of insects and spiders. A visit to this must-see miniature zoo offers visitors an excellent opportunity to view and... more » Owner description: Welcome to the amazing world of insects and spiders. A visit to this must-see miniature zoo offers visitors an excellent opportunity to view and experience multi-legged creatures from around the world in a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere. Get up close and personal with LIVE giant walkingsticks, alien-eyed praying mantids, hairy tarantulas and glow-in-the-dark scorpions, to name a few. Discover over 50 fascinating species including Canada's largest ant farm. The knowledgeable "bug guides" will reveal the exotic secrets of this hidden kingdom and provide a safe animal handling experience for the more adventurous. Imagine holding a tickling 400 leg millipede that stretches the length of your forearm! Bring your camera. It's an unforgettable, hands-on adventure. While in Victoria be sure to crawl, fly or wriggle your way to the Bug Zoo™! « less
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Took our 3 and 5-year-old boys here recently on a quick trip to Victoria. Both boys loved it, the 5-year-old in particular who followed the tour for ages, learning so much about the many different bugs and even holding some of them. The 3-year-old lost interest after about 20 minutes (as they do) and I was occupied keeping him entertained,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love the Bug Zoo. I got to hold a scorpion, stickbug and a tarantula! The tour guide was very knowledgable and obviously loved what she was doing. The ant wall is interesting. A must do for everyone.

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Brandon, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I took my grandson, who is almost 4, to this attraction at the beginning of our visit to Victoria and almost the rest of the trip this place is all he could talk about. The staff here are incredible with the kids, not only telling them the stories behind each insect but the kids also get the chance to hold... More

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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This has got to be one of the neatest attractions in Victoria. What amazing creatures! You can learn a lot or just gaze. You can even touch many of them if you want! It was so much fun for both kids and adults.

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Although small, the Bug Zoo is a fascinating place. You could certainly see it all in less than half an hour, but if you linger to listen to the guides talking about the various critters on display an hour could easily slip by. Many of the creatures are able to be handled, a great experience for all ages. A great... More

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Mission, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited the bug zoo recently with my family. My youngest was asleep in the stroller (we were staying nearby so we walked over) and I was not aware that strollers are NOT allowed inside so we had to do the tour separately- not the end of the world but the staff were not accommodating in any way and expected us... More

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My teenage daughter and I decided to stop in and see what this was about. It was creepy and fun all at the same time. Lots of little kids were in there with their oohs and ahs which added to the fun.

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Tlell, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It was just so much fun to look at all the little animals. I felt like I was a kid again. I would come back here again, it was really interesting.

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Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I get itchy just thinking about this place. Lots of bugs. Creepy. Crawly. Slimy. Leggy. Wingy. Yeah, it's a bug museum with a cheesy sign.

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Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Where else do you get to hold strange (and VERY LARGE!) bugs!? I don't know of any place! I got to hold some pretty weird things - including a giant milipede and cockroach! We were only there for a 1/2 hour, so it's rather pricey when you consider what you pay ($40 for a family of 4), but we all... More

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