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“Nice little bug exhibit”
Review of Victoria Bug Zoo

Victoria Bug Zoo
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$171.18*
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 October 23, 2013

My husband and I are both biologist. I had really been wanting to go to this museum so when we finally went we were a little surprised that the whole bug zoo was just a large room, but for a tiny space they have lots of cool bugs. They have several species of stick insects and praying mantis. They also have the largest indoor ant colony in North America (well at least intentionally). They also had two guide in the exhibit that would explain about the insects and let you hold them. Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves even though we don't have any kids. Why should the Bug Zoo just be for kid?

Thank MeliMag
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Victoria Bug Zoo is one of those hole in the wall places that is kind of a hidden gem. Kids enjoyed and they did a good job with the variety on display. Interesting for adults too.

Thank Remmy K
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a tourist spot with restaurants, whaled expeditions etc. We enjoyed looking at the floating houses. It was a pleasant eay to spend a half hour.

Thank REHOLDER
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Lots to see & do, interactive with some of the insects. Learned lots about the insects from the guide. Very interesting place to visit, would recommend to people of all ages. A must see when you're in Victoria

Thank LesleyBoltonEngland
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

I was hesitant about going to this attraction, but I was pleasantly surprised. The display maybe small, but the experience in handling the bugs and the informative 'guide', made this a very fun experience. It really broke down the barriers that I previously had about certain insects, and I even held a tarantula, millipede, stick insects, scorpion, etc.

Thank taylor460
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