The Victoria Bug Zoo is mini-zoo in the city of Victoria in British Columbia. The two rooms, despite its small size, is the largest tropical insect collection in North America; it houses 40 species of arachnids, insects, and arthropods, as well as Canada’s largest ant colony. Popular species include millipedes, glow-in-the-dark scorpions, cockroaches, praying mantis, and hairy tarantulas. The museum’s goal is to showcase the variety of invertebrates around the world, encourage visitors to disregard the icky reputation of bugs and even to overcome phobias, and to promote the conservation of living organisms. This is an interactive and hands-on museum. Visitors are encouraged to hold and handle the many-legged creatures with the help of a tour guide.
Victoria Bug Zoo is located on Courtney Street in Victoria. It can be reached on foot in just 12 minutes or by car in 5 from the ferry terminal via Belleville and Douglas street. There is a paid parking garage in the
building. Entry costs $10 per adult aged over 19, $8 per children aged between 11-18, and $7 per children aged between 3-10. The zoo is open from 11 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed December 24, 25 and January 1.