Troubadourable folk buddies Simon and Garfunkel once sang that “it’s all happening at the zoo” before retiring from music to live out their days serenely basking in the reptile habitat. Get happening with today’s Groupon to the Reptile Discovery Center in DeLand. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get two admissions (up to a $19 value).
- For $16, you get four admissions (up to a $38 value).<p>
At the Reptile Discovery Center, visitors hobnob with rare reptiles in up-close encounters with snakes, lizards, tortoises, and alligators in controlled environments and exhibits. Explorers of all ages traverse a jungle of educational exhibits, coming face-to-face with real-live reptiles such as baby alligators, florida pine snakes, and Naja, a 6-foot asian water monitor. The center functions as a working farm, providing shelter and nutrition to hundreds of species collected from around the globe, protecting them from increasingly unstable environments and frequent, annoying visits from Carmen Sandiego.
Visitors can stroll through the Nature Trail’s collection of prehensile skinks while en route to Medtoxin Venom Laboratories, which opens its doors to the public twice daily, Thursday–Sunday, to exhibit the venom-extraction process. Snakes charmed by expert handlers’ avowed disgust for snakeskin boots drip lethal liquid into a small bottle while audience members look on behind safety glass. A narrated program details each step of the poison-procuring process.
2710 Big John Dr.
DeLand, Florida 32724