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Victoria Bug Zoo

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The Victoria Bug Zoo opened its doors in 1997 and has been showing visitors of downtown Victoria our awe-inspiring bugs ever since. A visit to this must-see mini zoo offers an excellent opportunity to view and experience live tropical bugs from...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
631 Courtney St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B8, Canada
+1 250-598-4543
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a unique side-street experience. It was recommended by friends who took their grandchildren. Our first impression was of a diminutive space; we left realizing how incredibly full of insects and arachnids it was and feeling the richness of our experience there. Being...More

Thank Theonlyjonboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting and worth the time not sure if this is the same thing or not. we stopped with just our bus after the disaster at butchard gardens so made up for it.

Thank stella A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an unforgettable experience, the guide Ash was awesome to explain with passion and enthusiasm the bug life. It was so interesting. All the people were with eyes and mouth open listening with attention the explanations that he gave. If you want to observe...More

Thank patricia s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was skeptical at first, thinking "bugs - eww". But this place is amazing. Even if you're too squeamish (like me) to let bugs crawl on you, you'll still be fascinated learning about them. The enthusiasm of the guides is infectious, they really enhance the...More

Thank sdiver43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were worried going here, thinking perhaps it would be focused on children, but we were pleasantly surprised. It was just me and my husband. This place was the most fun tourist spot we went to. The talk/tour was fascinating, the bugs were amazing, and...More

Thank Brynn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small for the cost but cool bugs. Probably more fun for kids than adults. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank kmarrs1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great even if you don't have any kids in tow (we didn't). Hosts Jason and Daisy are tons of fun and extremely knowledgable about their favourite subject - bugs! Guests have a chance to hold some of the safer creatures if they...More

Thank debbie506
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our granddaughter here for a day trip. She thoroughly enjoyed learning about all the different bugs. She was thrilled to be able to handle some of the bugs. Our guide, Jamie, did an excellent job educating us about the various bugs.

Thank teddytaz
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We saw this advertised at a Tourist Information Centre, and decided to try to find it and see what it was like. Well what a delightful find. For a relatively small entrance fee, we had a guided tour with Alice that ran for nearly an...More

Thank Irene I
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is pretty cool, and if you’re a student you get a discount. It’s smaller than I thought it would be and busy, so go when it first opens or on off seasons! There are some pretty neat critters, and staff that know a...More

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August 1, 2015|
Response from JaysonC1974 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $10 per person. Although at first that may seem high it really was worth it. Make sure that you get engaged in the tour.
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Response from Love23p | Reviewed this property |
as i remember 20 CAD for adult and 15 for minor but not sure