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Victoria Bug Zoo

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Address: 631 Courtney Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-384-2847
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Welcome to the amazing world of insects and spiders. A visit to this...
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 Victoria Bug Zoo!
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Good place to visit

The bug zoo was not a very big place but has a lot of different bugs that we don't see everyday. It's an educational place for all ages and a fun place for kids. note for parents... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Burnaby
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Burnaby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The bug zoo was not a very big place but has a lot of different bugs that we don't see everyday. It's an educational place for all ages and a fun place for kids. note for parents: keep your children close to you and ask them to WALK inside the zoo. There were few bugs that the staff would let... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When we first walked in we thought, "oh this will be a short visit", and we ended up spending almost two hours just gazing fascinated at all the creatures. The price was also absolutely acceptable, especially considering how wonderful the experience was. We learned a LOT, the staff were friendly and approachable, and we were even able to very careful... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A must see when with the kids! Both our 12 and 6 yrs olds love this place and asked from inception of the idea of going to Victoria/ Vancouver Island - weeks ago - to visit this great spot! Although this time we all noted the number of insects/ bugs on display this time, was reduced, we all enjoyed our... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I didn't go for me but for the kids. They loved it! We all learnt something. I preferred Miniature World.

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Severn Bridge, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I went to BC back in 2011 and went to this place. I LOVED it!! I have never seen a place dedicated to just insects and arachnids! If I go back to Vancouver Island, I will DEFINITELY go back to the bug zoo!

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Ontario Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm assuming there was more on display some time ago as a number of terrariums were empty. There are roaches, mantis, various spiders, ants and a few others. The guide was very engaging, displays were not very informative.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My kids loved the Victoria Bug Zoo. It was very interesting and the staff were very goods, and really encouraged the kids to be hands on. We had a good time. I wish this facility was nicer, but what can you do, it is a bug museum after all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I liked holding the scopions, centipede and thought the stick bugs were very cool. The gift shop has a lot to offer and we came away with a miniature bug zoo dome, that was played with for hours and hours around our home.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Don't let the small size of the area throw you off! There is a lot to see and the staff is very informative. You will be there for quite a while and my daughter had a blast every time I took her there! They even offered to let me hold a tarantula..... Im too much of a wuss though! :)

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Bring your kids, young and old and they'll enjoy it. It's not huge, but very informative as you walk around with a guide who provides very interesting details about all the bugs you're viewing. Kids can hold large bugs and spiders at the end of the tour (under guidance) if they're old (and brave) enough. Your kids will remember and... More 

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