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“Not for the faint of heart”
Review of Victoria Bug Zoo

Victoria Bug Zoo
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$167.38*
and up
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
Ranked #16 of 181 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 around the world. All the animals are alive and in tanks. Discover roughly 50 fascinating species including giant walking sticks, beautiful praying mantis, glow-in-the-dark scorpions, hairy tarantulas, and Canada’s largest ant colony. Knowledgeable tour guides will introduce you to the wonderful world of bugs, give a wealth of information about the animals on display, and provide a safe bug handling experience for the more adventurous. You can choose the level of interaction you have with our friendly animals. Don’t forget your camera to document this unique experience! The displays are ever changing so come in and be amazed by the extensive collection of invertebrates from around the world any time of the year. This stop is sure to thrill everyone; from children, adults, bug-lovers to even the more skeptical visitors! Tours always in progress, so no matter when you come, you are always right on time. Don’t miss this unforgettable, hands-on adventure while in Victoria, BC!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not for the faint of heart”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

I had a great time - and unlike my first visit several years ago, was brave enough to hold the lovely tarantula, Nora! My five-year-old and his grandma were less impressed, so bear in mind the sensibilities of your family before going. Lots of kids will love this, but some of the more squeamish should give it a pass.

The guides have been knowledgeable and passionate about their subject, and there is so much to learn, it's definitely worth a repeat visit!

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Ewww, bugs!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I got to hold five different bugs including a Tarantula. It was very interactive, informative and FUN.

Visited March 2013
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Surrey, Canada
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“even the adults will find this interesting”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

where else can you hold a tarantula and a stick bug? the guides were very well versed in the bugs and provided lots of info

Visited March 2013
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Okotoks, Canada
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“Love this!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We took our grandchildren to the Bug Zoo. What fun! The kids got to hold some of the bugs! Great to watch the reactions of kids of all ages.

Visited September 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Whoah!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I've come here a few times and its amazing!!!!!! When I'm back in Vic,I oughta bring the little pumpkings to check this place out!!!! Seriosly!!! Even I was amazed and terreified!!! It was great!!! I hope this is still going fro when I come back in the summer!

Visited March 2013
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