The Bug Zoo – Entomologist Eco-center and Museum in Victoria, BC

Welcome to the Amazing World of Insects and Arachnids.  The Bug Zoo concept was founded in 1997 by an entomologist, Carol Maier, in Victoria BC.  She opened the first entomological endeavor of its kind in downtown Victoria.  Carol was the owner/operator of that Bug Zoo in Victoria for 17 years.  She sold that Victoria entity of the corporation in 2014 under a limited licensing agreement.  The Victoria business is still operating (under different management) and doing very well.

Carol is pursuing major development of the concept and exploring various ways to keep the BUZZ going, by expanding the international bug zoo franchise. There are numerous ways to showcase the concept, from “brick and mortar” to online classes. We will be starting a crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for a Bug Zoo Entomological Training and Education Eco-center specifically dedicated to training young entomologists, but also to offer eco-adventures to the general public who want to experience real live “bugs in the jungle“! Stay tuned as developments unfold.  Join the team. If you have a passion for the concept of expanding an international bug gallery franchise, contact us.

If you are interested in signing up for an eco-adventure in the South American jungle to experience all the wonders of entomology and arachnology email Carol at or sign up for the newsletter.

Carol Maier Founder of International Bug Zoo Victoria BC

The Bug Zoo is growing global.  Contact: for further information.

News Flash! 

Praying Mantis Eggcases for sale!  $20 plus gst (shipping extra)

Includes: 1 eggs sac (50 to 500 babies plus care sheet).

Great Pets.

Great Classroom activity.

Great for your garden and orchard as a natural insect control