A Bug’s Eye View

Bug out with us all summer long!

May 1- September 4, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

About the Exhibit


Explore the Wonderful World of Bugs

Don’t miss the chance to “bug out” during our brand-new immersive exhibit!

This larger-than-life experience features state of the art animatronic bugs that move, make noise, and promise a fun-filled adventure for everyone.

Make memories and enjoy a “selfie safari” as you encounter 15 giant critters including the Emperor Scorpion, Madagascan Sunset Moth, and the Mexican Red Knee Tarantula. There’s so much to see, and when a handful of these bugs are 15 feet in height, they’re impossible to miss!

Delve into the complex world of these fascinating animals and learn how bugs play a critical role in our everyday life. Bugs inhabit almost every corner of our planet and play an integral part in the sustainability of our world. Whether they are pollinators, decomposers, or harvesters for their respective ecosystems, these bugs are superheroes!



Ticket Information

Buy online and save time!

Bugs Eye View tickets can be bundled with a regular daily admission ticket or purchased separately at the exhibit (pending available capacity). You will have the option to add-on a Bugs Eye View exhibit ticket during the daily admission ticket checkout process.


Members get 20% off of regular ticket pricing!

Purchase your discounted member tickets in advance online*, or show your membership card at the exhibit entrance. Members can also purchase an exclusive unlimited admission pass** for $10/pass while quantities last.

*The member discount, 20% off full-price A Bug's Eye View tickets, is not accessible until you have logged into your online account. To log in, you will need the primary email address and membership number associated to your membership. Once you’re logged in, the ticket prices will not reflect the 20% off member discount until you click on your cart and are ready to check out.

**Unlimited admission pass to Bug's Eye View is for members only. One pass per member required for entry and are non-transferable. You will need to log into your online account to purchase. Passes are $10 each and do not qualify for the member discount.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there an additional cost to visit A Bug’s Eye View?

Yes, it is $4 for members, $5 for non-members and free for CAP ticket holders. Children 2 and under are free.

What are the hours for A Bug’s Eye View?

A Bug’s Eye View will be open during regular zoo hours.

Special bug merchandise available for sale in ZooStore?

Yes, there will be special bug gift items available at the bug store including wearable butterfly wings and edible crickets* just outside the A Bug’s Eye View exhibit and a small selection at the main ZooStore. *while supplies last.

Specialty food and beverage items?

No, there are no specialty menu items.

Can I visit without buying a zoo admission?

No, you must purchase a zoo admission ticket prior to entering A Bug’s Eye View.

Can I touch the bugs?

No, we ask that you do not touch any of the bugs.

Can I bring food or beverage to the exhibit?

While you may bring food into the exhibit, A Bug’s Eye View is not a designated eating area. We require that guests refrain from eating or snacking in non-designated areas including the one-way trail and exhibit paths and areas.

Can I bring my stroller?

Yes, strollers will be allowed through the exhibit.

Can I bring in a dog?

For the safety of our animals, no pets—except for service animals—are allowed on zoo grounds.

Is it accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, this is an ADA accessible exhibit.

Will tickets be available for sale at the exhibit? Will card or cash be accepted?

Tickets will be available for purchase online and at the exhibit entrance. A Bug's Eye View has a limited capacity, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance through our website at tickets.zoo.org

May I re-enter the exhibit once I’ve left?

Due to limited space in the exhibit area, we are unable to accommodate re-entry.



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Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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The zoo will close early at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023 for our annual member appreciation event.