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Reptile Discovery Center

2710 Big John Drive, DeLand, FL
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Ranked #2 of 53 attractions in DeLand
Type: Museums
Description: Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.
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Weston, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

This is not only very educational but fun for all ages! Those that I took here loved it! A must do! The displays are great and do not miss the show!!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I love their personable approach to teaching students and the public about reptiles and amphibians. I was able to find a home there for my turtle, a red-eared slider. They were very compassionate and caring when I dropped him off to his new home.

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Deltona, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Took our 10 year old boy and he can't stop talking about the center. We are both afraid of snakes but to see the venom extraction was incredible. We saw everything and walked the nature trail in about 45 minutes total time there. It is small but unique. We learned a lot and even got to hold a snake to... More

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Englewood, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you have an interest in reptiles, this is a must see. They have many snakes on display, and they have live venom extractions daily. The owner was well spoken, interesting, and educated us about reptiles. Before the extraction, we got to hold a few snakes which my son loved. It's a small facility, but relatively inexpensive to visit (about... More

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Omro, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I am not a snake lover, but this is a neat place to check out if your in the Daytona Beach area..make sue you find out the times they do the venom extraction! Really made the visit worth while. 11:30am was the time when we were there. For $10.50 a person, cheaper for kids and seniors..a must stop if your... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

What a fascinating place!!! Have you ever seen someone "milk a snake"? Ever see snakes from tiny Coral Snakes to huge Constrictors? Walk through the grounds and see wild Florida animals, enjoy the beauty of native plants and the joy of the outdoors! What a great learning experience!!!

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DeLand, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I had driven past the sign many times, but when I purchased a groupon, we finally made plans to go. It is small and they have a great assortment of reptiles. The "milking" demonstration was fascinating.

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Leesburg, Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is a place that provides venom for antidote production for the medical field. Visitors can watch the staff handle the venomous snakes and extract the venom. They are behind safety glass, and visitors can see everything! Before the extraction, the staff came out and talked with the visitors about snakes and alligators. Then people were able to hold or... More

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Snakes, snakes, snakes! Alligators and turtles too! They have a gift shop and picnic area for birthday parties also!

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DeLand, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Definitely make sure you visit during one of the venom extractions, which they do twice a day. It was very interesting and informative. You also get a chance to handle a reptile before they do the extractions. Very small location with a good handfull of animals to see.

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