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Reptile Discovery Center

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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 1 week ago
Kelly H
via mobile
WOW - Amazing!

Welcoming Staff. Clean Place for the nature of its work. Nice visual displays of well kept animals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joy S
Cassadaga, Florida
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“venomous snakes”(20 reviews)
“nature trail”(13 reviews)
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 1 week ago 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!!!

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank src1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Joy S
Reviewed 4 October 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.

Thank jwbfoodie
Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank Allen K
Reviewed 20 August 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

Thank Florida1980a
Reviewed 18 August 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

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 12 August 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

Thank bnblover1130
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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
Reviewed 10 July 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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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