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Scales Nature Park

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Turtles, Snakes, Frogs and Friends

My husband and I visited for the first time. We had a personal tour. Chris, our guide, has a vast... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Valerie F
Markham, Canada
A yearly summer vacation tradition

We found Scales a few years ago and now come back every year while on our summer vacation. Lots to... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Scales is a nature centre and park focused on the conservation of Canadian reptiles and amphibians. Our centre features the most complete live collection of these creatures in the country. Visitors can touch and hold some reptiles, with help from...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
82 Line 15 S, Orillia, Ontario L3V 8H9, Canada
+1 705-327-2808
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

My husband and I visited for the first time. We had a personal tour. Chris, our guide, has a vast knowledge regarding the creatures in the exhibits and it was obvious that the staff care deeply about their work with the animals. Many of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Staff and volunteers educated myself and my family on snakes, and turtles. Interesting place to take children of all ages. Off the beaten path and be careful driving in and out on road leading to the Nature Park as potholes are plentiful. Drive with caution

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We found Scales a few years ago and now come back every year while on our summer vacation. Lots to look at and we love that you are able to hold many of the snakes. When they aren’t that busy you get a personal guide...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dremamac
Reviewed 7 August 2018

grandson and I loved it, very interesting, he loved the "hands-on" with the snakes and staff , especially Anton, well worth the visit. Maureen , Barrie,Ontario, Canada

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brethet
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I went with my 10 year old daughter for our first visit. We had a private guide accompany us who was interesting and well-informed. We were able to handle many animals (various snakes, geckoes, and lizards). Outdoors there are hiking trails. We happily spent 4...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a great educational venue to expose kids to hands on experience to reptile and animal life. Staff is very informative and accommodating. We've been taking the grand-kids here every summer for years when they are down visiting. Only comment I have is that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Garry M
Scales N, Founder at Scales Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Garry! We're glad you think so highly of us, and thanks for bringing the grand-kids! I just wanted to add some info on the cost- we did have a price increase this year, about 25-30%- for example a family pass (2 adults, 2 kids)...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Cool place for kids.Worth the stop. Not too expensive.Nice reptiles.Friendly staff.Clean. Kids love it.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Fisher K
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We visited scales and I would certainly go back. You get your own personal guide that answers your questions and takes animals out for you to hold. My daughter loved it

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank thebeamingbumpkin
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing for kids, totally worth a stop and reasonably priced. Kids get to handle some creatures and will on slower days get 1 on 1 interpretation. There is a nice trail to walk after your visit in their back yard also. Have...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank DEAPLove4Life
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The exterior doesn't do justice to the quality of species they have. The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to answer all your questions.A good rainy day educational outing for kids.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Knitpik
Scales N, Founder at Scales Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hey, thanks for the great comments! We don't like our exterior too much either, and hope to be able to afford some big changes to it in the future!

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Silvia W
14 September 2016|
Response from Jeff H |
Our open hours vary seasonally. Spring (March break to late June) and fall (Labour Day to Halloween), weekends 11-4. Summer, 10-5 except closed Tuesday. We are always open for groups/families by appointment as well.
Michael B
24 June 2015|
Response from ScalesNaturePark |
Hi there! Go South on Highway 11, and get off at line 15. From there you want to pass the candle factory (which will be on your right) and find number 82 on the right hand side. There will be a big sign that says Scales... More