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“Best Bug Zoo ever”
Review of Victoria Bug Zoo

Victoria Bug Zoo
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$170.37*
and up
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
Ranked #13 of 203 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I absolutely love the Victoria Bug Zoo and the tours they give for people to actually hold many of the amazing insects. I bring as many young people I can to visit as they will likely never see any insects like these in Canada otherwise.

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"creepy crawlies"
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"ant colony"
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"stick insects"
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"praying mantis"
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"leaf cutter ants"
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"giant millipede"
in 7 reviews
"walking sticks"
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"all ages"
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"kids and adults"
in 19 reviews
"great for kids"
in 21 reviews
"different species"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
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"kids will love"
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"rainy day"
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"on display"
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"interesting facts"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

I was very impressed with the Bug Zoo. They had a huge variety of 'bugs' to see and touch! Yes, you can actually hold (carefully) some of the creatures! My children, who were skeptical at first, ended up loving the time we spent. They (and I) learned so much. The narrator was very knowledgeable and she led us to each terrarium and gave in depth information and tons of opportunities to ask questions. Definitely consider this family-fun activity if visiting Victoria!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Great experience for kids and parents. Knowledgable tour guides. Relaxed environment. Reasonably priced, especially for the area.

1  Thank k s
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you want to learn about and hold bugs, this is the place to be.

This is a small museum where you can learn about and hold, stick bugs, a giant cockroach, a tarantula spider, and wear a millipede as a mustache.

What's not to like?

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My son LOVED it, very interactive, lots to see & touch. The tour guide was excellent and let my son hold as many insects as he liked. Informative for all ages.

Thank Lindzeelootoo
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