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 is definitely a great place to visit. The staff are wonderful and will provide an interesting and informative tour through the zoo. The zoo itself isn't very big, but you get a great experience while you're there. There are plenty of opportunities to view rare, unusual, and interesting bugs. There's also the opportunity to handle some of the bugs here if you're willing. The space is well maintained and I got the feeling that the staff really cares. Definitely check it out.
  • We haven't been to the bug zoo for over 5 years and it was mildly interesting for myself and two teenagers. They seemed to have enjoyed it more when they were younger. Even with a coupon, it seemed the price was a bit high for what you seeing. We maybe had s better experience if it wasn't too too busy. I Thought the blue scorpion was pretty cool though
  • The staff members know their facts and are very helpful to have around. They offer a walking tour that goes around the room which you can join and leave whenever you want. The guide lets you hold different bugs and shares lots of facts which are engaging for all ages. I found that the zoo was a little smaller than what I was expecting for my money's worth. Had an enjoyable time but I don't really have a reason to come back.
  • Really fun to check out. Super knowledgeable staff. Also nice and toasty inside so if you're cold outside wandering around pop in here for an hour and learn some cool facts about bugs
  • I really like the idea of this place but it's far too small. There seemed to be a group getting a tour but we were on our own. We spent about 5 minutes in there and left disappointed. More staff inside the zoo and less in the gift shop would be more helpful.
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