Animal Experience, One-Year Pass, VIP Tour, or Gift Certificates from Cold Blooded Encounters (Up to 71% Off)


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In a Nutshell

More than 150 species of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates thrive in multispecies habitats with historical and scientific facts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person; may buy multiple for gift certificate option. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate 1-year zoo pass option by the expiration date on your Groupon, pass expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for VIP tour option; subject to availability. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Cold-blooded animals' body temperatures rely on external forces, such as the hot rays of the sun, icy gusts of wind, or the cool blast of a favorite chewing gum. Ogle nature's thermometers with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $14 for a close-up one-on-one animal experience for one person ($29 value)
  • $14 for a one-year pass good for unlimited zoo visits for one person ($29 value)
  • $29 for a VIP after-hours zoo tour for up to five people, valid Monday–Thursday ($99 value)
  • $49 for one $100 gift certificate, plus two additional $100 gift certificates to be donated to the public school, scout group, or public library of your choice ($100 value)

During the up-close animal experience, a professional reptile keeper helps guests choose the animal they'd like to encounter from a selection that may include lizards, baby crocodiles, and giant snakes. After a private lesson about the chosen animal, guests get to hold it for several minutes. For this option, the zoo's share of profit will go to its educational fund. The VIP tour grants groups of up to five people with their own tour guide and the chance to pet and feed several animals. For the gift-certificate option, customers may provide the address of the facility to which they'd like to donate, and the zoo will mail the gift certificates to them.

Cold Blooded Encounters Science Center

Cold Blooded Encounters fills guests' days with a variety of science-related exhibits, interactive presentations, and games. The newly-opened Science Center schools visitors on topics from fossils and gemstones to fun kitchen chemistry and turtle races. At the Reptile Zoo meanwhile, an affable red-footed tortoise named Confucius and a gentle black rat snake named Oreo greet visitors. Secluded and multispecies habitats house more than 150 species of amphibians, fish, reptiles, and invertebrates, including fire salamanders, jewel cichlids, Kenyan sand boas, and whip scorpions.

Annual memberships grant gift-shop discounts, guest passes, and a family photo posed with an animal. Cold Blooded Encounters also reaches out to school groups from preschools to colleges with effusive educational programs and sends ambassadors to birthday parties, where children can help feed turtles or pose for photos with 8-foot snakes.

Customer Reviews

163 Ratings

A great day trip for kids! Incredible creatives from all over the world! Great staff who really catered to the kids and knew their facts. Very impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the tour guide.
Rachael H. · June 4, 2015
My family had a very good time there. The staff were very nice and friendly. They have various of interesting and rare animals. The animals look healthy and active. The explanation was very informative and interesting. We would definitely go there again.
Irena · May 28, 2014
Our 4 grandchildren had a great time: fun & educational, lots of animals - all in excellent shape.
David K. · May 26, 2014
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