Victoria Bug Zoo, Victoria

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Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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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  • We visited on a whim and had a GREAT time! The staff were incredibly knowledgeable about all the bugs, and whenever possible, they let the guests hold or touch the bugs. We spent over an hour listenin...  more »
  • This place was interesting but I don't think it warrants the entry fee. We entered half way through a tour but the tour guide was very personable, engaging, and fun. We got to hold some of the bugs, a...  more »
  • This is only a small place but has a lot on show. If you're arachnophobic, give it a miss as there are some massive spiders on display. The visit started off rather "ho-hum" but once the guide started...  more »
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  • I go here every year with my Grade 8 class and the kids love it! The staff is friendly and they do a good job with their guided tour. The idea of looking at and even holding bugs can be scary to a lot of people but the staff do a great job of engaging the kids and making the experience fun for everyone! The displays are kept clean and well maintained. Their store is a great way to end the tour, as students are given the opportunity to buy bug toys and snacks. If you are in Victoria and haven't been here, add it to your list of things to do!
  • Fabulous! Very patient answering questions. Interesting and informative answers. Wheelchair accessible. They made it so much fun, my elderly mom even asked to hold the tarantula!
  • Went there for the first time, what a great place. One of your employees, Jordon, went above and beyond to make it such an exciting experience! (All of your staff were amazing) Great spot to have some fun and learn about bugs! One of the best customer service experience I have had!!!!! Thank you for giving me such a fun memory for me to hold on to
  • This is a lovely mini zoo. After staff Ash told 1 hour plus stories for every bug stand, my son and I started to love bugs, although my daughter was very sleepy as it was her nap time. Great place to visit.
  • Staff were friendly and the guide was definitely into bugs, he was passionate and informative and made learning about them fun. Make sure you stop at the gift shop if you want edible bugs...