We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape Fear Serpentarium

20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-1669
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 38 attractions in Wilmington
Type: Other
75 visitor photos
Write a Review

147 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    80
    41
    17
    7
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Indian Trail, North Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very well organized and clearly marked. Family owned and operated with enough to see for the $9 admission. Got there as they were getting close to shut down, just to see the location and parking to come the next morning. Turns out they said once you are in they would not kick you out, so we went ahead in. It... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ayden, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I took my 10 year old niece to the Serpentarium. We loved it. They have a nice variety of snakes. There are some impressively large ones as well. My niece enjoyed reading about the different snakes. She also liked the rating system of 0-5 skulls for the deadliness of the snake. Entry fee was small and we enjoyed ourselves. My... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Truly amazing collection of reptiles, especially snakes. This place totally exceeded our expectations. Exhibits were clean and natural-looking for the most part. The snakes were extremely active and alert. My 7-yr old son really enjoyed it, as did his parents, and even his 5-yr old sister, who didn't want to go initally, but later appreciated a pretty, yellow (deadly) snake.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hull, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

this is the place for you. The girl at the counter that you have to buy tickets from was rude, but the serpentarium was very interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Laurel Springs, NJ
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a very interesting and educational time seeing and learning about snakes in the serpentarium. They are right there, in your face. The displays are great, and the information is great, even for my young daughter with the 0 to 5 skulls on the venom scale she could join in in letting us know which ones were the most... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Snakes from all over the world up close and personal! I am not much of a reptiles fan but it was very cool to see. They even did a feeding for us with the black mamba and bushmaster. My kids loved it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
VA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We really enjoyed this attraction. It did not see too small to me when you look at all the snakes and other creatures they housed. One thing that I really liked was that the animals were obviously very well taken care of in seemingly( I am no expert!) appropriate enclosures. We really enjoyed our visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Annville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A small exhibition of some of the world's reptiles and amphibians. A really good place to visit with the family. Price of admission seemed high but not detrimental to the experience. Nonexistent gift shop consisted mostly of toys and trinkets made in China and third world countries. Counter person needs to be more pleasant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester County, PA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Cape Fear Serpentarium houses 2 floors of snakes, many extremely venomous or deadly. All fascinating. There is information posted for each snake that makes very interesting reading about its habitat and behaviors and what happens if bitten. The descriptions make you shiver and gives you a frightening appreciation for these creatures. The entry was a little smelly but maybe... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
wilmington nc
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Live feeding whilebthere Sunday afternoon. Super engaging up close and well managed by the staff..Greatvlearning experience for the group in attendance.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cape Fear Serpentarium also viewed

Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Cape Fear Serpentarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cape Fear Serpentarium, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing