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DIY Ladybird Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine’s day is just around the corner! At the Victoria Bug Zoo and at Babysits we want to help you spread the love, even in times of social distancing. Making a handmade card is the perfect way to show your loved one that you care about them. Your child can send this adorable card to…

Chinese Green Praying Mantis Egg Cases

The Victoria Bug Zoo sells Praying Mantis Egg Cases (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis Chinese Praying Mantis)! A female praying mantis will lay an ootheca (egg case) which usually contains between 50 and 200 eggs. These mantids can grow up to 10cm long and range in color from brown to green. Praying mantis are fascinating to watch hatch and grow up, make…

Stick and Leaf Insects

They are so cute and cuddly looking but they can destroy an entire ecosystem in a very short amount of time. Once they start eating it is very hard to get them to stop. They also reproduce faster than almost any other insect! Adult Malaysian Jungle Nymph Female Many stick insect species don’t even need…

DIY-Ant Mazes Activity for Kids

Need a fun activity to keep your little ones entertained? The Victoria Bug Zoo and Babysits have got you covered! These ant mazes are really fun and perfect for young kids. Completing mazes like these are great for children as it improves their problem solving skills. It’s also a great way for children to practice…

DIY Firefly Lanterns

The days are getting darker and colder, as winter approaches. Babysits and The Victoria Bug Zoo have just the thing to brighten up your dark winter nights. We will teach you how to make a firefly using an old toilet paper roll! The most common species of firefly in North America is the ‘common eastern…

DIY Chocolate and Peanutbutter Redback Spider Treats

We’ve created the perfect sweet-treat for Halloween! Babysits and the Victoria Bug Zoo have teamed up to create these fun Redback Spider snacks. Trust us, these chocolatey and peanut buttery creatures will not disappoint you or your kids. They aren’t just delicious, they are super quick and easy to make! Children can make these together with their…

DIY Rainbow Stag Beetle

The Rainbow Stag Beetle is one of the many cool critters you can go see at The Victoria Bug Zoo. Now you can have one at home too! This is a fun DIY for kids to do with parents or a babysitter! Don’t have a babysitter? Find one at Babysits.ca! Cardboard is a fun and…

Now Open!

The Victoria Bug Zoo is opening it’s doors once more to the public! We are now open everyday from 12p-3p to limited numbers of guests. Book your visit online or swing by and see if standby is available! Gift shop is open to all and you don’t need an appointment to peruse, however we are…

!Temporarily Closed!

We are saddened to say that we will be closed until further notice. It was a hard decision but we did it for the health of our staff and to persuade you to socially distance yourself and your family from others. We wish everyone the best in this strange time. Don’t worry about the bugs,…

New Hours of Operation!

New and improved hours of operation for more fun buggy time! Have you always wanted to bring your kid to the Victoria Bug Zoo after school as a fun educational activity? Now with our new weekday hours this is finally possible. The Victoria Bug Zoo will be staying open till 4:30 pm so that people…

Holiday Hours

The Victoria Bug Zoo will be open extended hours during the holidays! We will be open from 10am to 5pm everyday except for December 24th where we will have slightly reduced hours (10am to 3pm) so our wonderful staff can spend time with their families. We will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Arachnophobia, Aliens and Infestations, Oh My! Halloween at the Bug Zoo

This Halloween come delve into the world of insects and arachnids and the roles they play in media. Science FictionFantasy and Horror are all genres that take their most gruesome and horrific, as well as misleading, cues from our many-legged neighbors. Come learn about the inspiration behind your favorite movie monsters and learn about some of the many truly horrific life…

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