1960’s – 1970’s

  • 1964 – Reptiland opened July 11. Convinced that a clean, well-managed reptile zoo could support itself entirely by those who used the facility, Reptiland was designed around the philosophy that people want to see large and venomous reptiles and learn about them while being entertained.
  • 1967 – Built main entrance building that includes restrooms, gift shop, food operation, office, and living quarters.
  • 1968 – A new reptile house replaced an earlier and temporary shelter. This new reptile house underwent numerous changes and served our needs through 1995.
  • 1969 – Constructed a 30’ X 40’ concrete pit in which we attempted to exhibit native Pennsylvania snakes. To our dismay, we learned that meaningful management of the animals was impossible, and we converted this area to a crocodilian exhibit in the mid-70s.
  • 1973 – Clyde led his first photographic safari to the Amazon.
Reptiland Hours

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day
Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM

Day after Labor Day - Friday preceding Memorial Day
Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM

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