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Reptile Discovery Center

2710 Big John Dr, DeLand, FL
+1 386-740-9143
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Great place to explore with kids

We went here for a 3rd grade field trip. This is a great place to visit if your kids love to... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
DeLand, Florida
Very Knowledgeable!

They are very knowledgeable about any type of snakes, and they will accept any snake you may want... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Jean S
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Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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2710 Big John Dr, DeLand, FL
+1 386-740-9143
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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We live in Deland and had never even heard of this place until we came across it on TripAdvisor. The venom extraction demonstrations alone are worth the price of admission. The observation trail was neat with many different animals including a giant Burmese python and...More

Thank devkidd
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great little place to stop for an afternoon. It's off the beaten path but well worth the trip. There is an outside area which would be hot in summer but you can see reptiles from around the world plus a group of...More

Thank Yelohamer
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I am not a huge fan of snakes, but I found this place to be very interesting. There is a good mix of activities. There was a group of children from a school that had a great time. It was a fun experience.

Thank MegT351
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are both seniors and found this to be very interesting and informative. We went to see the milking of the reptiles. After the live performance, we were invited to ask questions. I asked about 20 questions and my husband asked several...More

Thank 101,704
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We were very fortunate that someone told us about this place; otherwise, we may have missed it. What a wonderful opportunity to learn more about snakes of the world and the system of milking them for using their venom in anti-venom. In addition to the...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a great stop for kids! My boys especially loved it. Its right between Daytona and DeLand and it is something out of the ordinary if youre on vacation and looking for something to do.

Thank Sam R
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1 March 2015|
Response from Lobstentia | Reviewed this property |
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