Victoria Bug Zoo, Victoria

4.2
#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
Step into the world of creepy crawlies at Victoria Bug Zoo, a "minizoo" hosting a large and varied collection of tropical insects. 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 one of the largest displays of leaf cutter ants in North America. Work out when and for how long to visit Victoria Bug Zoo and other Victoria attractions using our handy Victoria trip planner.
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  • Very interesting, family friendly, educational and very interactive outing for the whole family. Includes a variety of insects from around the world with quality, well trained guides helping to inform...  more »
  • Learn lots of facts about their bug residents and hold them if you want. This is great for kids, adults, grandparents, everyone!  more »
  • The way to see the insect are amazing for the kids, you can learn a lot. The employees are really patient with us, to show all the techniques to grab the bugs. Different place to visit... nice and cle...  more »
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  • This place is awesome! Make sure you join the tours. It definitely changes the way you view bugs. You'll get the chance to hold and touch the different critters they have with the tour (if you so choose). Such a great little place filled with so much. Definitely worth every (very affordable) penny!
  • Such a delightful place to visit and at a great value cost wise! Even if you are squeamish or scared of bugs it is a great experience for the whole family. The zoo part itself is warm, bright and not intimidating if you are nervous around insects. There is plenty to enjoy for everyone. Live creatures, beautiful displays of preserved insects and information galore! The staff are friendly, informative and really pass along their love of these creatures to the guests. The hands-on experiences are not to miss! I really appreciated the openness of the space, despite it being on the small side. Easily accessible if you have mobility issues; both to get to the zoo and to move around inside. They also have step stools throughout for little ones to get a better view. If you are wanting something affordable to do with the family on an afternoon - tourist or local alike - then take a trip to the Bug Zoo! It's sure to be an enjoyable time!
  • Very exciting experience for all ages! Our guide had Steve Irwin enthusiasm and knowledge about more than just the on site critters. We were given the opportunity to hold a few including a large millipede and cockroach! Excellent learning experience, very engaging! Check out the elaborate ant farm! Good work guys.
  • Great place for children and adults - staff are caring and informative. Large leaf cutter ant colony, and able to hold some of the insects. Intimate spot in downtown Victoria, with easy parking on the street with self operating meters. We stop here every time he visit Victoria.
  • Great place! So many cool things for the kids and adults to look at. The ant colony that goes across the room is so cool. They have lots of people out to give you info and even let you hold some of the bugs! 5 out of 5
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