Victoria Bug Zoo, Victoria

(4.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Step into the world of creepy crawlies at Victoria Bug Zoo, a "minizoo" hosting the largest collection of tropical insects in North America. With over 50 species to see, consider taking a tour with the knowledgeable guides who'll offer a wealth of information. If you're feeling brave, try the safe bug handling experience, where you can hold tarantulas, scorpions, praying mantises, and cockroaches. Don't miss the ant colony, which extends over two walls and houses over 3 million ants. Arrange to visit Victoria Bug Zoo and other attractions in Victoria using our Victoria itinerary planner.
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  • This spot is educational and neat - showcases many insects and creepy crawlies. Some of them you can hold, if you're brave enough. 
  • Our family went to Victoria for a couple hours specifically for the Bug Zoo, even with a "Daily Deal" it's as expensive. (I'd like to see family discounts so more people could afford to go..). Overall...  more »
  • I took my two grandchildren aged 4 and 7 here and we all enjoyed it. The facility is well maintained. My grandchildren were able to hold quite a few of the bugs and we stayed there for 2 1/2 hours!! T...  more »
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  • The staff were so good at presenting the insects to kids and adults. Letting us hold the biggest ones too. Low cost, fun place to visit.
  • Interesting collection of bugs. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We learned a lot there. We thought $25 per adult was too expensive for the experience though.
  • The Bug Zoo was super neat....and what I loved most about it was how knowledgeable the guides were. They could answer every question about all the bugs that were there, no matter how weird! Now of course you have to listen to people ask all these weird questions that take time away from the guide talking, but they are pretty good at getting people back on focus!
  • Sadly only an hour left in the day when we got there, the insect and collection is exotic and interesting. The staff are knowledgeable and super friendly. We got to hold a tame and sedate tarantula named Nora. I was never terrified of spiders before, but I never really understood or liked them. Since then they have become my buddies, and I appreciate what they do. I think it's a great place for kids and adults alike and well go back when in Victoria again and spend more time!
  • An absolute must see when visiting Victoria. Go with small kids or adults, plenty to learn and enjoy for all. The staff is informative and really cares about each guest getting the most of their visit.