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GROUP VISITS

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

details below and email [email protected]

All groups of 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 page!*

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: Available September-June.
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SEPTEMBER-JUNE: PRIVATE TOUR

Due to COVID-19, there is no animal handling and all private tours will be held in the Party Room. Party Room Capacity is 15 guests at this time.

A group visit to the Victoria Bug Zoo allows you to enjoy a private guide that will educate you 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 a one-hour slot starting any time 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).
Reservation: To inquire or reserve a tour, please contact Karlee through [email protected] 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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WINTER, SPRING, AND SUMMER BREAKS: CAMP STYLE

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 one-hour slot starting any time 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)

Reservation: To inquire or reserve a camp space, please contact Karlee through [email protected] 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 a one-hour tour. Extra children or adults are offered a discounted admission of $5.00 to a maximum of 10 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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