Victoria Bug Zoo

Victoria Bug Zoo: Hours, Address, Victoria Bug Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Victoria Bug Zoo
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Becky M
New Westminster, Canada5 contributions
Dec. 2021
Amazing. Our guide took so many of the bugs out to show us up close and let us touch a bunch of them! I loved it and so did my three-year-old.
Written January 2, 2022
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Marisa S
Lethbridge, Canada21 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Calli and Max were so wonderful!! They were both very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The bug zoo exceeded our expectations. The insects were great, but really it was the staff that made it fantastic.
Written November 5, 2021
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elli j
Sorrento, Canada106 contributions
Oct. 2021
Although the tarantulas were given the day 'off' (for handling), we were offered some stick insects instead, which was a treat. Nice, informative young male guide and good exhibition. Interesting gift shop attached too. Excellent location and good Covic protocols in place.
Written October 22, 2021
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Jillian
Collingwood, Canada4 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
The most amazing place for any age, my sister and I went with our mother and 10yr old sons. The staff and educators are incredible. I have never met more passionate and educated people. Handling the insects is an incredible experience and their knowledge and passion is top notch.
Written October 10, 2021
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CharErinazard
Calgary, Canada222 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Friends
We spent an enjoyable hour here checking out all the bugs. The docents were informative and let us touch or hold several of the bugs. We did however find it a little small for the price.
Written October 3, 2021
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Dany O
1 contribution
Sep. 2021 • Solo
I was late but the guide welcomed me and started the tour right away. What an enthusiastic! After a few minutes another client came: family with two boys, then a few couples. He brought us together and started to explain all about the bugs, scorpions, butterflies, ants... we had before us. No matter the questions, he answered and detailed everything. Kudos!
Written September 15, 2021
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Jeff W
3 contributions
Sep. 2021
Great place to hang out and learn. Can escape the inclement weather with a quick couple hours checking this unique place out.
Written September 7, 2021
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jenny h
Vancouver, Canada55 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Loved the Bug Zoo! You need to book in advance and apparently it was really busy for the long weekend. Everyone is super friendly and so knowledgeable!! You can tell that the staff/educators are passionate about their jobs and the bugs. I really enjoyed visiting and I learned so much. I think I was more eager than the children in there haha. Definitely worth a visit and it doesn't matter how old you are, it will be fascinating.
Written September 6, 2021
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Michael B
6 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Our young daughters has a blast at the bug zoo. Gabrielle was our host and she was knowledgable, enthusiastic and just generally awesome. The kids (and adults) learned a ton. Definitely recommended.
Written September 2, 2021
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Janine S
1 contribution
Aug. 2021
We went as two adults to the Bug Zoo and had the most amazing time. The bugs are super interesting and fun to find/look at/watch. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and very enthusiastic to share all of their insights. Due to COVID, we couldn't handle or touch any of the bugs, but this did not take away from our enjoyment at all - it was an incredible experience. We spent about an hour and could have spent more. Will definitely return. Book your times lot early - it fills up fast and you do not want to miss this visit.
Written August 30, 2021
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