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Reptile Discovery Center

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2710 Big John Dr, DeLand, FL 32724-4000
+1 386-740-9143
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Snakes !

I have been travelling to Florida for nearly 3 decades. I’d never heard of this place until... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Florida1980a
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London
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Not open!

We took a detour on our honeymoon/road trip to have a look at some snakes at this centre and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stuart M
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Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“venomous snakes” (20 reviews)
“nature trail” (13 reviews)
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2710 Big John Dr, DeLand, FL 32724-4000
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+1 386-740-9143
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"venom extraction"
in 46 reviews
"venomous snakes"
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"nature trail"
in 13 reviews
"small facility"
in 4 reviews
"black mamba"
in 2 reviews
"live snakes"
in 2 reviews
"turtle food"
in 2 reviews
"field trip"
in 4 reviews
"snapping turtle"
in 2 reviews
"indoor exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"plan your visit"
in 2 reviews
"cool animals"
in 2 reviews
"answering questions"
in 2 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 3 reviews
"picnic area"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"awesome experience"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Florida1980a
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank bnblover1130
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place on T.A. and felt like we had to take our boys. They loved it. The shop is small, but does have a few neat items some may buy, and they do sell some small geckos for a fair price. Upon entry...More

Thank jeffreypendry
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times. Small, but very cool. Awesome exhibit to walk through inside as well as doing the snake venom extraction. Very intense and fun, but safe. They also bring out different reptiles for the kids and adults to touch and hold. Another...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

The museum is small but full of live snakes and educational information. There's a nature trail where you will see lizards, turtles, snakes and alligators. Live venom extractions are at 11:30 and 3 Thursday-Saturday and 11:30 on Sunday (check website to confirm times). Make sure...More

Thank Re1977
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

What an educational visit! The museum is small enough yet packed with educational information. They made sure the museum doesn’t wear the little ones out. More importantly it was engaging and interesting whereby the teenagers feel excited to ask questions. I love how they made...More

Thank Marlborodixon
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Lots of cool animals. The nature trail with reptiles was awesome!!! It’s mating season for gators so as we’re walking along the trail one of the gators start growling. It sounded like a lion! My teen loves it. And we will be coming back to...More

Thank chrissy30753
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Made a last minute decision to take my niece here based on the reviews. I’m so glad we did! What a great place to see! We arrived just in time for the venom extraction, which was really cool. The explained what they were doing, why...More

Thank DLL4
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We came upon this place through trip advisor while looking for something to do. Poor timing on our part that we happened to go at a time where 50 second graders were also there for a field trip. It looked like the kids loved it....More

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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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