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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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If you love reptiles, you will love this place.

I took my grandson there as he has always been interested in reptiles, especially snakes. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gmamaj
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Deland, FL
One of the most memorable experiences I think we’ll ever have!

This is a MUST DO in Central Florida! The facility is lovely, beautiful animals, and the venom... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Heather T
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Port Townsend, Washington
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Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“venomous snakes” (17 reviews)
“nature trail” (10 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"
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"venomous snakes"
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"nature trail"
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"small facility"
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"natural enclosures"
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"snapping turtle"
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"indoor exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"great animals"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"picnic area"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"fun experience"
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"milking"
in 15 reviews
"cobra"
in 18 reviews
"demonstration"
in 13 reviews
"python"
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"rattlesnake"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my grandson there as he has always been interested in reptiles, especially snakes. Lots of great information. Be sure and stay for the demonstration of snake milking.

Thank gmamaj
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a MUST DO in Central Florida! The facility is lovely, beautiful animals, and the venom extraction was AMAZING!!! Wonderful people and a great facility.

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were vacationing in NSB, and we were having rainy mornings so we search for some activities to do with school age kids and came up with the reptile center. It was a grand slam. The exhibits alone are well worth the trip because they...More

Thank CP171717
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the venom display and how the snake handler moved. I would go again and bring persons with disabilities great access

Thank StardustCruiser
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

I have lived in Deland for 3 years and just checked this place out. What was I waiting for!? Make sure to arrive for milking demonstration, unfortunately I only caught the ending. I will def go back.

Thank maeganpta
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The variety of reptiles is awesome. The venom extraction experience is not to be missed. The staff is very knowledgeable.

Thank v2last
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We went here for a 3rd grade field trip. This is a great place to visit if your kids love to learn, explore and like/love reptiles. Friendly staff, nice outdoor trails and lots of great animals to see and learn about.

Thank lisak910
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

They are very knowledgeable about any type of snakes, and they will accept any snake you may want to relocate away from your yard. They milk venomous snakes for use in treating individuals that have been bitten. A worthy cause and beautiful exhibit.

Thank Jean S
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I cannot say enough about this place and what a wonderful facility this is. If I could give it 10 stars, I would! The snake exhibits are beautiful, clean, and informative (among other exhibits, i.e. alligator snapping turtle and tortoises). The venom extraction demonstration is...More

Thank orlandogal22
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was an absolutely awesome place to visit , we all learned a lot about snakes and the ones that they let you hold are so wonderful. The couple that run the place have an absolute passion for what they are doing and it shows...More

Thank Holliebrown
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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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