Reptiland has long been known as an educational and recreational resource for schools and other organizations that endeavor to understand the world’s animal diversity. This specialized zoo brings students eyeball to eyeball with some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures in an interactive learning environment. The experience explodes common myths and inspires scientific curiosity.
Encounter reptiles and amphibians from around the world on this zoological adventure – mambas, cobras, pythons and many other rare and beautiful snakes; alligators, crocodiles, giant tortoises and various species of lizards, turtles, and frogs. An exciting live lecture demonstration and multi-image show explore the close-up world of reptiles and amphibians in a way not possible in larger zoos. Friendly experts answer questions and offer students the opportunity to touch a live alligator or snake. With a spacious indoor exhibit complex and 200-seat Program Center, Reptiland is an ideal year-round field trip destination.
Tropical Rainforest: Nature’s Hothouse April 15-19 & 22-26, 2013.
Tropical rainforests are magical places where fiction meets reality to create exaggerated life forms. They are the most intense expressions of life on Earth. A visit to Reptiland will introduce you to this unique and fragile ecosystem.
Tropical Rainforest is centered around a live show featuring animals from rainforests worldwide, including a fruit bat, giant millipede and marine toad. An authentic Indian blowgun will be on-hand; this primitive weapon was once used by tribes in the Amazon Basin.
Dinosaurs Come to Life at Reptiland April 20, 2013 through September 2, 2013. Students will come face to face with realistic, representations of Tyrannosaurus rex, Dilophosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Baryonyx, Styracosaurus, and many other well known Cretaceous and Jurassic period dinosaurs. Students will not only get to experience these extinct reptile cousins through movement and sound, but will learn how they hunted, protected their young, and defended themselves.
Dinosaurs Come to Life is an outdoor exhibit, containing 12 life-size dinosaurs, interpretive graphics, and a dinosaur dig site. Please keep in mind this will increase the average Reptiland visit by about 20 to 30 minutes. The exhibit is open to visitors rain or shine, so students should come dressed for the weather. The dinosaurs have subtle barriers to keep people at a safe distance, and students should not touch or attempt to climb on the models. The admission rate for Dinosaurs Come to Life is included in each general admission ticket. Group rates are listed below.
Butterflies, Reptiland’s popular exhibit is open April 20, 2013 through October 31, 2013. Experience hundreds of butterflies in flight in our native butterfly greenhouse. Students will see species such as the Monarch, Painted Lady, White Peacock, Giant Swallowtail, Zebra Longwing, and more.
Teachers may print free educational packets from our website to prepare students for their visit. Please call ahead to schedule a date and time. May is a busy time for groups, so make your reservations as far in advance as possible. If you want to avoid the crunch of field trip season, consider booking a trip in early spring or fall – September is a great month to visit!
Scheduled groups of 15 or more qualify for special rates – $10.00 for ages 12 and over (including seniors) and $7.00 for children 3-11 years of age. 2 and under are free. Group admissions must be paid for in one lump sum – group members may not pay individually.