Group Visits

To book a group visit to the Bug Zoo, please review the

details below and email bookings@victoriabugzoo.ca

All groups 8 or larger must have a reservation. 

*If you are interested in meeting the bugs but aren’t able to make it to the Bug Zoo, check out our new Bug Zoo comes to you programs on our outreach pagOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAe!*


When do You Want to Book?
 
  • September-June available for school, daycare, and private groups
  • Winter, spring, and summer break  available for camp visits. 
  • Preschool Visits are available September-June
Group Visits September-June

A group visit to the Victoria Bug Zoo allows you to enjoy a private guide that will educate about our animals in the zoo and facilitate a safe handling experience for those who are interested in touching the animals.
Timing: Your group will spend one hour within our zoo holding animals with the tour guide for the entirety of your stay. Depending on availability, you may choose an hour slot starting anytime between 15 minutes after we open for the day and an hour before we close for the night. Please check our current hours before requesting a time slot.
Price: The base rate for an hour visit is $150.00 (plus tax) for groups up to 20 youth and 2 adults (22 people if all adults.) Extra adults or youth joining your group beyond the 22 person inclusion are offered a discounted admission of $5.00 each. Since we are a small facility, we do ask to limit group sizes to 25 people. If your group is larger than this, please still contact us and we can try our best to accommodate.
Reservation: To inquire or reserve a tour, please contact Kalene through bookings@victoriabugzoo.ca. Provide the details of the date, time and number of students/adults attending when you email.  Please book at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability. We are now operating with a prepaid booking policy, which will be explained with more detail once we discuss your booking details.

Learning Outcomes: If you have any special requests for topics you would like us to focus on or learning outcomes we can help the students reach, please let us know! We are happy to adjust our tour depending on the goals of the group. 

Cancellation: 72 hours notice is required to cancel your booking. There is a $45.00 fee for no-show groups or late cancellations after 72 hours notice.

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Group Visits Winter, Spring, and Summer Break

**We are all booked up for spring break camps for March 2019! We have no availability for group bookings between March 16th to 31st. **

Camps at the Victoria Bug Zoo are offered when school is out on break. Your own private tour guide will host your camp within the party room, rather than the zoo exhibit area, where they will bring the bugs to you and facilitate a handling experience.
Timing: Your group will spend one hour within the party room interacting with our animals  for the entirety of your stay. Depending on availability, you may choose a hour slot starting anytime within business hours. The earliest we take bookings is 15 minutes after opening our front doors. Please check our current hours before requesting a time slot.
Price: The base rate for a camp visit is $135.00 (plus taxes) for groups up to 20 youth and 2 adults. Extra youth and adults are offered a discounted admission of $5.00 beyond the 22 person inclusion. The party room can host a maximum of 30 people, but we recommend booking for less than 25 people for a more comfortable and engaged visit.

Reservation: To inquire or reserve a camp space, please contact Kalene through bookings@victoriabugzoo.ca. Please book at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability. We are now operating with a prepaid booking policy, which will be explained in more detail once we discuss your booking details.
Cancellation: 72 hours notice is required to cancel your booking. There is a $45.00 fee for no-show groups or late cancellations after 72 hours notice.

Special Preschool Rate

Daycare groups up to 8 children under 5 years old and 2 adults are offered a discounted group rate of $40.00 (plus taxes) for an hour tour. Extra children or adults are offered a discounted admission of $5.00 to a maximum of 12 children and 5 adults. Group cancellation fees apply.

 

*Special discounts and annual passes are not valid for group visits or birthday parties*

 

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