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Reptile Discovery Center

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Address: 2710 Big John Dr, DeLand, FL 32724-4000
Phone Number: 3867409143
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Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice...

Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.

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Grandkids favorite stop

I have not been myself, but my grand children have gone numerous times and been amazed and moved by the beautiful animals and the good work done here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LInda E
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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been myself, but my grand children have gone numerous times and been amazed and moved by the beautiful animals and the good work done here.

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Thank LInda E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small, privately run herpetarium. The owner performs live venom extraction behind a glass wall for the production of anti-venins and lab research. The animal cases are the best arranged and cleanest I have ever see, as only an owner and enthusiast would do. Highly recommended.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am always looking for ways to sneak in educational experiences in fun outings with my son. His school went to the Reptile Discovery Center and it is the only place that I know that you can see "milking" of reptiles for anti venom. We packed our lunches and enjoyed their covered picnic area. They have hiking trails with tours... More 

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Seeing the venom extraction was incredible. Impressed we saw so many snakes during it. Also got to hold a few. Know that they are closed till October 20 (check website) as of August 20 (tommorrow). Always good idea to call to check as longer drive from Orlando area but worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you are a snake lover you really should make it a point to visit this place. It is filled with some beautiful reptiles. DO NOT MISS THE SNAKE MILKING! Worth every penny we spent!

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Thank mommysue1
DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Very clean, interesting, informative, and well run reptile center. Highly recommend this place for anyone in the Deland area. Only complaint is that I wish it were larger. Great place for all ages!

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Thank Captain2h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The kids get to touch the snakes and hold them. My kids went there on a field trip while I was at a conference. They really enjoyed it. The chaperones also enjoyed it, they said.

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Thank DiazR02
West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Really cool reptile and venom extraction center. First visit and we will be back next year. Our 13 year old loved it! Reptiles on exhibit and twice daily venom extraction shows.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This place is like finding the diamond. Unbelievable show of "The live venom extraction program". They bring all kind off poisonous snakes from all over the world and extract a venom in front of your eyes. We visited many animal places but we've never seen anything like this before. A cobra dance ... WOW . It was incredible!!! Advice to... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had SUCH a good time here. It's a little off the beaten track but well worth the drive. There were lots of snakes here that you rarely get to see in zoos, and they were all healthy and well looked after. The venom extraction show was dramatic and fun, with lots of pauses for the crowd to take photos.... More 

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