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“It's buggy in here”
Review of Victoria Bug Zoo

Victoria Bug Zoo
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US$169.87*
and up
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
Ranked #12 of 188 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Families who visit Victoria come here with their children. There is a lot to,do in this small building. Kids can color at the colouring station and even hold bugs now how cool,is that guys. The tour is lead by a tour guidemwhomis very educated in these bugsmsomifmyou have questions fire away. Tours is about an hour to two depending. Staff are super friendly and full,of stories to educate your kids about bugs

Thank Marie J
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

Stopped in while on cruise in Victoria. Mostly children inside, but a handful of adults (or big kids). Staff was friendly and told good stories about the bugs. Got to hold many of the bugs too. If your into that thing, worth a stop.

Thank beechner224
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

As most have said, this is fairly unassuming building ... it has a small room with lots of displays and bugs ... only worth it it to follow the tour guide, and get lots of info and hold the bugs. Complete tour lasts roughly an hour but we spent 2 hrs there with a 2 yr old ... really smart to have "colouring station" for kids to draw, he loved holding the bugs.

1  Thank Brenton B
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

My boys (6 & 8) loved this spot. It is a small museum with lots to look at. Definitely take advantage of the staff giving the tour. The kids got to touch and hold all kinds of bugs.

Thank duckgrl
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

If you love bugs, this is the place. They have lots of bugs and let the kids touch them. It's quite small so you pay for the novelty. Unless you seriously love bugs, you might find this overpriced. But on a rainy day in Victoria there aren't a lot of choices for kids.The people who work there are super friendly and work hard to educate the kids and to make this a great experience.

1  Thank 802DKR
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