Choose Between Two Options
- $44 for a tour of the reptile zoo and science center up to five people ($89 value)
- $19 for $100 toward traveling birthday party or education program
The second option covers outreach programs that bring the zoo experience to you. Zookeepers usher select animals to educational events, such as library presentations, festival appearances, and lessons for homeschool groups. Alternatively, you can opt to have an animal show as a birthday party.
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.