Heat Wave Weekends at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

It may be frigid outside this time of year, but we’re heating things up at the zoo with our NEW Heat Wave Weekends!

Join us on select weekends this winter to enjoy specialty shows featuring animals from warm climates.

Note: On these weekends, the following shows will be given in place of our regular seasonal show offering, Reptile Diversity.


Tropical Rainforest

Nowhere on earth can a greater diversity of life forms be found than in the tropical rainforests that straddle the equator. Plants and animals are disappearing at an alarming rate as these forests are slashed and burned. This program is a celebration of rainforest diversity. Through the use of an assortment of live animals representing habitats from the canopy to the forest floor, audiences are introduced to the excitement of jungle life.


This program focuses on the opposite end of the spectrum from the rainforest. In the desert, there is very little rainfall—less than 10 inches per year! Desert-dwellers have adapted to some of the harshest and driest of conditions, and this show features an assortment including a scorpion, star tortoise, various lizards, and snakes – including a western diamondback rattlesnake!

Dates & Schedule

Heat Wave Weekends:

  • January 23-24, 2021
  • February 13-14, 2021
  • March 20-21, 2021

We will alternate the shows throughout the day so you can see one or both! Below is the show schedule.

  • 10:30 am – Desert
  • 12:00 pm – Tropical Rainforest
  • 1:30 pm – Desert
  • 3:00 pm – Tropical Rainforest

Warm up this winter with our Heat Wave Weekends!

Seating in the Program Center (where the shows are presented) is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. You can purchase general admission tickets in advance, but in order to secure a seat in the Program Center, we recommend getting there about 10-15 minutes before the show.