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Review of Victoria Bug Zoo

Victoria Bug Zoo
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US$157.71*
and up
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
Ranked #16 of 182 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 older children, Activities for young children
Victoria, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Float Plane”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

After having a lovely time with my daughter on vacation from Scotland, we decided
to take the float plane over to Vancouver. We had a great experience looking down at everything, it was exciting, only taking 20 mins. It shortened her journey not having to go on the ferry, as her flight is long enough taking 10 hours. We then stayed over at the Days Inn hotel near the airport, and got the free shuttle back to the airport. All in all a fun time, and I would recommend anyone to try it.

Visited June 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Bugs bugs and bugs”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Nice lots of "Giant" bugs to see . Good explanation for many bugs from the keeper.
Enjoy the visit and a must for the young ones
Good photo opportunity with the weird bugs

Visited June 2014
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Geelong, Australia
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“Bugs galore”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Visited the bug zoo when we first arrived here (6 weeks ago) at beginning of our holiday. My two young boys, 6 & 9yrs still talk about the bug zoo & how much they loved it!
Liam was our host. He had amazing knowledge about every bug/insect & was great with the kids. My youngest loved how interactive it was & held must of the bugs/insects.
I highly recommended it for those with young children.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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“Not just for kids!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

What a cool place! So many interesting bugs from all over the world, with lots of great information and facts about each. A delightful guide giving a tour was amazing with the kids and let everyone hold many of the insects. So much fun and a lot of great photo opps!

Visited July 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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“Even for little kids”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

You see there mostly school classes on a field trip, but as an individual there are enough friendly personal to answer your question and explain all these creatures. My at the time four year old granddaughter stayed for three hours. She did not need a bathroom break, was not thirsty and loved to hold very gently all kinds of insects, including a cockroach. A little bit pricy but good.

Visited January 2014
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