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Victoria Bug Zoo

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Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
631 Courtney St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B8, Canada
+1 250-598-4543
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really cool way to spend an hour or so! It’s fairly small, but the place is packed with cases of really cool and unique bugs. The staff were really knowledgeable, and very friendly. They give a really cool tour of the place....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryan B
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is truly a unique side-street experience. It was recommended by friends who took their grandchildren. Our first impression was of a diminutive space; we left realizing how incredibly full of insects and arachnids it was and feeling the richness of our experience there. Being...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Theonlyjonboy
Reviewed October 9, 2018

very interesting and worth the time not sure if this is the same thing or not. we stopped with just our bus after the disaster at butchard gardens so made up for it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stella A
Reviewed October 7, 2018

It was an unforgettable experience, the guide Ash was awesome to explain with passion and enthusiasm the bug life. It was so interesting. All the people were with eyes and mouth open listening with attention the explanations that he gave. If you want to observe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank patricia s
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I was skeptical at first, thinking "bugs - eww". But this place is amazing. Even if you're too squeamish (like me) to let bugs crawl on you, you'll still be fascinated learning about them. The enthusiasm of the guides is infectious, they really enhance the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We were worried going here, thinking perhaps it would be focused on children, but we were pleasantly surprised. It was just me and my husband. This place was the most fun tourist spot we went to. The talk/tour was fascinating, the bugs were amazing, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brynn L
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Very small for the cost but cool bugs. Probably more fun for kids than adults. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kmarrs1984
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This place is great even if you don't have any kids in tow (we didn't). Hosts Jason and Daisy are tons of fun and extremely knowledgable about their favourite subject - bugs! Guests have a chance to hold some of the safer creatures if they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debbie506
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Took our granddaughter here for a day trip. She thoroughly enjoyed learning about all the different bugs. She was thrilled to be able to handle some of the bugs. Our guide, Jamie, did an excellent job educating us about the various bugs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank teddytaz
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We saw this advertised at a Tourist Information Centre, and decided to try to find it and see what it was like. Well what a delightful find. For a relatively small entrance fee, we had a guided tour with Alice that ran for nearly an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 1, 2015|
Response from JaysonC1974 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $10 per person. Although at first that may seem high it really was worth it. Make sure that you get engaged in the tour.
August 1, 2015|
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Response from Love23p | Reviewed this property |
as i remember 20 CAD for adult and 15 for minor but not sure