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Victoria Bug Zoo

631 Courtney Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
+1 250-384-2847
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Ranked #20 of 60 Attractions in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 Victoria Bug Zoo! « less
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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great place to take my kids. I loved it and my kids throughly enjoyed it - would reccommend to fellow travelers!

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Calgeria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Smaller than I remember. You get to hold giant bugs. Only drawback is that they are agist and let the kids handle bugs first. Old people like bugs too!

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Victoria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

lots of diversity in the insects here... excellent tour as well... definitely recommend this if you're in downtown Victoria.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

i didn't think it was possible to spend so much time at a bug zoo (especially considering how small the actual "zoo" is) but it was fascinating! I had more fun than the kids...

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Parksville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved this place. If you have young children this is where to go. A good selection of bugs from around the world were there when we visit it.

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Sidney, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Grand kids amazed:-) especially when allowed to hold some of the insects.Staff VERY friendly and knowledgable

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun little stop for people of all ages. We are a family. We all thoroughly enjoyed this interactive bug zoo. One con was that I could not bring my sleeping newborn baby into the rooms with my Stroller but only my carrier carseat. I understood that once I got in and saw how small the room was. Not knowing what... More

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Seattle
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What kid doesn't like to check out bugs? And by kid I mean you adults too. Pro tip - they let you touch some of the bugs, be prepared to hold a giant millipede. It's not a big place but it's well put together and maintained. A fun time!

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Mahone Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was one I wish we skipped. It was two small rooms and not worth the entrance fee. Though the staff were knowledgable and encouraged hands on, it wasn't worth the time or the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

They have a wide array of insects and the staff was so knowledgeable. My 8 year old son loved it and talked about all he saw for days after! Highly recommended.

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