Victoria Bug Zoo, Victoria

Victoria Bug Zoo, Victoria (must see)

The Victoria Bug Zoo is a two-room minizoo located in downtown Victoria that is owned and operated by International Bug Zoos Incorporated.

The Bug Zoo exhibits about 50 different species of insects, arachnids, and Myriapoda and is currently the largest tropical insect collection in North America, besides having Canada's largest ant farm that contains leaf-cutter ants.

Visitors may choose to come in and tour around for themselves or can walk around with a tour guide and learn about the insect world. Furthermore, while with a tour guide, visitors can hold and handle different varieties of species like tarantulas, cockroaches, scorpions, walking sticks, millipedes, and praying mantis.

Recently, the Bug Zoo opened the Party Room, where visitors can rent out the room for birthdays, business functions or any other special occasions.

Why You Should Visit:
Small place, but has very knowledgeable guides that know all about bugs, can answer any question and bust a few myths along the way.
They have their tours almost continuously going and so you just join one whenever you get there.
The place is careful to let you know what to do or not do, you always feel safe, and it's photo friendly.

Tip:
If you want to learn and see a lot, avoiding the busy times would be best.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm; Sat, Sun: 11am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Victoria Bug Zoo on Map

Sight Name: Victoria Bug Zoo
Sight Location: Victoria, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Victoria Kids Entertainment Tour  

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