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Victoria Bug Zoo

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Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
631 Courtney St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B8, Canada
+1 250-384-2847
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Kids of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 2Coasts1Babe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Staff are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sjmyles79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not be be missed. I learned to love bugs and not be afraid; the staff there showed me how wonderful and beneficial these little critters are to our environment.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CordeliaFU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chris E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank yamilusua
Reviewed August 13, 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kristin M
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
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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.
August 1, 2015|
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Response from Love23p | Reviewed this property |
as i remember 20 CAD for adult and 15 for minor but not sure