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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
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
631 Courtney St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B8, Canada
All reviews creepy crawlies ant colony stick insects praying mantis leaf cutter ants kids and adults all ages great for kids different species gift shop rainy day on display guided tour lots of fun two hours tarantula creatures
This is a one-of-a-kind attraction that I recommend highly.
Big bugs and little bugs all get attention here. There is an enormous ant farm that spans a couple of rooms and it’s fascinating to watch them.
You can hold many of the bugs.
As others have said this is a mini zoo, being just two small rooms. On first glance it is a bit underwhelming, but so long as you engage in the tour and embrace the hands on experiences, it’s definitely worth the entry fee.
Small attraction. They will let you hold the bugs. The staff were kind and understanding. They loved to share information about bugs. The highlight for me is when the employees eyes lit up as he spoke of the history of a particular spider.
If you love bugs, you'll love Victoria Bug Zoo, as it is home to some particularly gnarly creatures including giant 'walking sticks', praying mantis, and a sizeable ant colony. You won't need to set aside much time, though, as it is surprisingly small.
We are a family of 4 with an 8y/o and 10y/o kids and we had a blast!! The place is educational and very hands on. We got to hold different bugs (with supervision). Place is small but has everything you would hope for in a...More
If you are interested in nature, bugs, science, biology, etc. you will like this place. If you just want to be freaked out or weird-ed out or amazed by crazy bugs you may be disappointed. The Bug Zoo has a black widow, a brown recluse,...More
We went to the Bug Zoo as part of a cruise tour. Needless to say that my 7 year old loved it! Kids and adult alike are able to hold many types of insects, also spiders. Staff was very knowledgeable and courteous.
I took my son (3) here and was relatively underwhelmed.
It started off with Kevin, the tour guide, talking about the praying mantis which he was allowing people to hold. He said anyone wanting to hold it, put out your hand. My son was nervous...More
This was a fun stop in Victoria. It’s only 2 rooms but they were packed with all kinds of creepy crawlers. There was a staff person who was very knowledgeable and patient with all the little ones. She let folks hold the HUGE millipede which...More