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Reptile Discovery Center

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What a great educational experience and the kids loved it! Staff was fantastic and show was great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Weston, Florida
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My kids loved this place as kids and they still love this place as young adults! They asked me... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
KellyAnn H
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Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.
2710 Big John Dr, DeLand, FL 32724-4000
+1 386-740-9143
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Reviewed yesterday

If your kids love the outdoors and animals - this is a great local attraction for them. Time it so you can watch a venom extraction and they'll think you're the bomb!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JamieInDeLand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great educational experience and the kids loved it! Staff was fantastic and show was great! A must do in Deland-Daytona! We will be back!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulineinFlorida
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My kids loved this place as kids and they still love this place as young adults! They asked me about the place they went to see reptiles on their school trips so I took them, it was like old times!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KellyAnn H
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Its a small center off the main road. Very well laid out with lots of different species to see. They do a live venom milking show that is fun to watch. They have a short trail with some outside exhibits and reptiles.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank src1962
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Welcoming Staff. Clean Place for the nature of its work. Nice visual displays of well kept animals and creatures. Walking trails are clean. Descriptions of hosted animals is informative. *** VENOM EXTRACTION *** activity is amazing. EDUCATIONAL and Inspiring to many. It is also interactive...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Joy S
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We went there with a third and first grader. We saw a lot of reptiles, snakes and anphibians. We leatned alot and we we re well entertained for a morning. An easy walking tour and friendly staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jwbfoodie
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The people here are great. The nature here is amazing. They do live venom extractions and that's a cool thrill. The let everyone hold a live snake and gator. They also have a great outdoor exhibit. Great for the entire family.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Allen K
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I have been travelling to Florida for nearly 3 decades. I’d never heard of this place until recently. What an amazing experience. Watching the snakes be milked live was incredible. The owner speaks to his guests after the venom extraction and answers and questions you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Florida1980a
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We took a detour on our honeymoon/road trip to have a look at some snakes at this centre and despite the message machine and website saying it’s open, it wasn’t. This was a waste of time and nobody answering any of the doors. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stuart M
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This place has some interesting snakes that we had never seen before. My son especially liked the black mamba. The highlight of the trip was watching the venom extractions. The rattlesnake and cobras were so cool. The man, Carl that was doing this was awesome!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 28, 2015|
Response from Lobstentia | Reviewed this property |
Adults $10.50 Children ages 4 to 17 $8.50 Children ages 3 and under FREE Seniors $9.50 Annual Pass - Family $75 Annual Pass - Single $30
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How long does it take to walk the National Zoo grounds? (2 Replies)
I'm planning on seeing the Zoolights at the National Zoo in the evening. They'll only have 3 animal houses open in the evening - the Small Mammal House, the Reptile Discovery Center, and the Think Tank. How long would it take to just walk around all of the zoo grounds?
December 02, 2017|
Response fromvictoria m|
1-4 hours depending on what you want to see and how fast you walk. You can look at a map of the zoo on fonz.org.