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Address: 20 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: (910) 762-1669
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I'm completely baffled by the reviews that say it's "small" and "overpriced". IT'S 9 DOLLARS FOR AN ADULT?! I've spent more money on coffee JUST THIS MORNING! And if it takes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'm completely baffled by the reviews that say it's "small" and "overpriced". IT'S 9 DOLLARS FOR AN ADULT?! I've spent more money on coffee JUST THIS MORNING! And if it takes you 5 minutes to get through it, then maybe you should slow down and actually LOOK at the animals and READ about them. It's not a race??? We casually... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just WoW! ... If serpents scare you, stay away, but otherwise, this is one of the coolest attracts I've ever been to! Some of the (most of the) world's deadliest snakes inhabit this venue ... we were lucky enough to be there for feeding time (call and ask) and got to see Mambas and Cobras and a HUGE Anaconda strike... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

They have a few neat displays but it's extremely small & you can get through it in 5 minutes. Not worth the money.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I took my nieces there in July 2014 and we enjoyed it. Very educational. Compared to other museum entry fees, it seems a little steep but otherwise, it is an interesting place to visit while you are in Wilmington.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Excellent exhibits, very clean - can easily take excellent pictures. Fun for all ages. Kids really enjoyed. Be sure to take cash for your entry fee - cards are not accepted at this time. If you don't mind walking - park at the parking garage - otherwise watch your time so you don't get a parking ticket at the metered... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I took my 4 and 8 year old grandchildren here last week. The museum is nicely planned and all of the exhibits give both children and adults lots to see. Would never have guessed we would have so thoroughly enjoyed this. Where else can you safely see a rattlesnake shake it's rattle or be so close to a 25 foot... More 

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New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went on 12-31-14 and as soon as we walked in we were greeted by a grumpy volunteer at the desk. After we purchased our tickets we proceeded into the museum. It is very dark inside which is understandable. Most of the living spaces for these creatures are far to small for their size. It was just sad! The living... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Where else can you go and see all these amazing snakes and presented in such a lovely way? My children loved it and I could hardly tear them away, with result that we got a parking ticket! Criticism: Downtown Wilmington is not tourist friendly. The parking meters only last two hours, so there is not enough time to see everything... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

In my opinion this is the best and most unique of the many attractions in Wilmington, NC. I drove all the way from Richmond, Virginia to see it, after reading about it in the Richmond Times. I have seen no better reptile exhibit anywhere, and that includes our National Zoo in Washington. The Cape Fear Serpentarium had them beat in... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Have a large collection of dangerous reptiles. Very good place to take kids or family members looking to be the next Steve Irwin. The crocodiles were very cool to see. Would have been nice to visit while they were feeding the animals. Only annoying part is they do not take credit cards, so I had to run out and run... More 

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