The Bugs Have Arrived!
Welcome to the amazing world of insects and spiders. A visit to this must
see zoo offers visitors an excellent opportunity to view and
experience multi-legged creatures from around the world in a safe, fun
friendly atmosphere. Get up close and personal with LIVE giant
walkingsticks, alien-eyed praying mantids, hairy tarantulas and
glow-in-the-dark scorpions, to name a few. Discover over 40 fascinating
species including Canada's largest ant farm. The knowledgeable "bug
guides" will reveal the exotic secrets of this hidden kingdom and
safe animal handling experience for the more adventurous. Imagine
tickling 400 leg millipede that stretches the length of your forearm!
your camera. It's an unforgettable, hands-on adventure.
While in Victoria be sure to crawl, fly or wriggle your way to the Bug
| For a unique shopping experience....
visit the Bug Zoo™ Giftshop. You will discover a
bugtastic selection of
items from the beautiful to the bizarre, wacky to the whimsical, and
crafts to out-of-this-world! It's an entirely different shopping
for kids and adults alike. Take home something unique, a pet tarantula,
insect collecting kit, something beautiful for your home, or a
Bug Zoo™ t-shirt. Hey, how about a Cricket-Lick-It™ bug
The Bug Zoo™ is located at 631 Courtney
between Government Street and Douglas Street, just one block north of
the Fairmont Empress Hotel (accessible from Humboldt and Douglas
Streets through Nootka Court - follow the signs). Wheelchair and
stroller access on Courtney Street only. Group
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| Here's what some of our visitors are saying
about the Bug Zoo™:
| "Best visiting spot in all of Victoria!"
| "Excellent...he loved it and I felt like a kid
| "I know a lot of women who would like to be
| "Absolutely fascinating. The girls loved it.
Thank you for the tour."
| "Great explanations and show. Nice staff."
| "The millipede felt great and weird!"