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Indian River Reptile Zoo

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2206 RR#3 hwy# 7 | Indian River, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 2B0, Canada
+1 705-639-1443
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highly educational

great place if you have no phobias. Dozens, if not hundreds of creatures have been rescued and are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
susan d
A whole lot more than we expected!

Five adults and 2 young children thoroughly enjoyed our visit here on Thanksgiving weekend. We were... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Indian River Reptile Zoo is unique in Canada and is one of the most modern and exciting specialized animal centers in the world! Here you can see snakes, lizards, monitors, alligators, turtles, crocodiles, and even special guest animals such as monkeys and more! The animals are housed in state of the art, climate controlled facilities which were specifically designed to house reptiles.we were first and only reptile zoo to be accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos & Aquariums (CAZA) and have remained accredited since that time. We are a non-profit charity.
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2206 RR#3 hwy# 7 | Indian River, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 2B0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place if you have no phobias. Dozens, if not hundreds of creatures have been rescued and are now taken care of by the wonderful staff at the zoo. You can be assured the entry fee goes to good use. Educational programmes and lots to...More

Thank susan d
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Five adults and 2 young children thoroughly enjoyed our visit here on Thanksgiving weekend. We were impressed by how well the animals were cared for, how many there were, the various cages they were in, and the information provided on them. Six year old grandson...More

Thank I_always_notice
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Crocs! Gators! Snakes! Lizards! More reptiles than you could shake a stick at. Delightful. And not a single amphibian to be seen anywhere. As it should be... I'm looking at you, kayaks at the Canoe Museum! Stay focused! Seriously though it was a wonderful experience!...More

Thank Katie G
Reviewed September 13, 2017

I took my 11 year old niece there. A staff person walked through the zoo providing us with information about each creature, such as a snapping turtle, different snakes, lizards, etc. It was raining, and umbrellas were provided so we could walk between the buildings....More

Thank 102kwalsh
Reviewed September 4, 2017

When looking at local zoos Indian River Reptile Zoo popped up in our search. Being in the Peterbough area it was going to be a bit of a drive but who can pass on a chance to see live crocs and other reptiles. It was...More

Thank Myetman
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

My family and I were pleased with this visit, our children loved the animals, and the attractions outside, we also enjoyed the live show, it taught them a lot and also they involve the children with the animals. Overall very satisfied ....

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Took my girls and they liked seeing all the Reptiles but I was shocked at how small the place was and how much they charged for entry,, if you find a deal and can get coupons would be better,,

Thank T4088UHcindyb
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I would like to first point out that this isn't a traditional zoo. It's a conservation center/zoo. I have experience with similar places so I knew what to expect. If you're going there expecting the glitz and glamour of a full fledged zoo then you...More

Thank cameronw995
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my 12 year old grandson. He said he enjoyed it and the place was okay. It seems that reptiles do not move too much and so he went through the snake exhibits pretty quickly ....they were all stationary and often hard to...More

1  Thank someday0713
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Indian River Reptile Zoo is an important producer of antivenin serum. The zoo is a serious conservation facility featuring a wide variety of reptile's, many of which are exotic. The zoo participates heavily in reptile rescue operations. It is not a typical roadside zoo. The...More

Thank William D
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August 26, 2016|
Response from WeAreAnimals | Reviewed this property |
They look permanent but there is only one way to answer your question: (705) 639-1443 Cheers,
Rose H
July 26, 2015|
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Admission rates: Adult: $20.00 Senior and Youth: $15.00 Child: $10.00 Special Needs: $15.00 Under 3: Free
Rose H
July 26, 2015|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are coupons. Sorry can't remember price. Try their web site.