Bug Mini ZooVictoria Bug Zoo

For Kids
Bug Mini Zoo
Group Tours
Visit Duration
15 min - 2 hours
Exotic Bugs
50+ species


Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, the Victoria Bug Zoo offers visitors an opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of insects and arachnids. Since its inception in 1997, Bug Mini Zoo has been captivating visitors with its diverse collection of live tropical bugs from around the globe.

Despite its small size, the Bug Zoo promises an unforgettable experience for all ages, from curious children to skeptical adults.

What is the Victoria Bug Zoo?

The Victoria Bug Zoo may be small in size, but it packs a big punch when it comes to showcasing the wonders of the insect world. With over 50 different species of bugs and arthropods on display, visitors can expect to spend anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours exploring the zoo's exhibits. Knowledgeable educators are always on hand to answer questions and provide insights into the fascinating lives of these creatures. Visitors even have the opportunity to interact with some of the bugs, although not all of them are keen on being held.

Why a Bug Zoo?

The Bug Zoo aims to dispel myths and misconceptions surrounding bugs while promoting appreciation and conservation of these often misunderstood creatures. By showcasing the incredible diversity of invertebrates and offering hands-on experiences, the zoo seeks to foster a lifelong passion for insects in visitors of all ages. From combating phobias to providing a safe space for learning and exploration, the Bug Zoo serves as an invaluable resource for bug enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

Bug Zoo Workshops

For those eager to dive deeper into the world of insects, the Bug Zoo offers taxidermy and insect pinning workshops in collaboration with Pretty Dead Taxidermy. Participants can learn the art of preserving insects or even taxidermy a rat under the guidance of experienced instructors. These workshops provide a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and create lasting memories.

Bug Zoo Tickets & Admission

Admission to the Bug Zoo is open to visitors of all ages, with ticket prices varying based on age and membership status. Online booking is not required, and walk-ins are always welcome. However, visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with important guidelines, including mask requirements and group size restrictions. Whether you're a solo adventurer or part of a larger group, the Bug Zoo promises an unforgettable journey into the captivating world of bugs and arachnids.

Group Tours and Special Events

For groups larger than 10 people, including children, the Bug Zoo recommends splitting into smaller groups and staggering entrance times to ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors. While private tours are currently unavailable, the Bug Zoo continues to offer outreach bookings for those interested in bringing the bug experience to their location.

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Victoria Bug Zoo
Victoria Bug Zoo
631 Courtney St
Victoria, V8W 1B8
Victoria Bug Zoo
Victoria Bug Zoo
631 Courtney St
Victoria, V8W 1B8
Open Hours
11:00 AM -04:00 PM
11:00 AM -04:00 PM
11:00 AM -04:00 PM
11:00 AM -04:00 PM
11:00 AM -04:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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