****************** Closed Thursday, December 26, 2013 and Thursday, January 2, 2014 ********************
WELCOME TO THE REPTILE DISCOVERY CENTER! Join us for our 2013 reptile-filled year!
Enjoy a walk on our beautiful outdoor nature trail where you will see all kinds of reptile species -- lizards, alligators, tortoises and more -- active and sunning in their natural enclosures.
Our indoor exhibits house rattlesnakes, cobras, mambas and many other snakes from all over the world. New this year to those displays are a rare angolan python and a "red" phase pigmy rattlesnake.
The live venom extraction program -- given at 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday - is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!
We look forward to seeing you and are sure you will find you visit, unique, fun, educational and highly entertaining!
The Reptile Discovery Center is a unique facility in which visitors are exposed to a wide variety of reptile species. In the Center's Serpentarium, dozens of the world's most dangerous and exotic snakes are on display, including a thirteen-foot king cobra and a fourteen-foot burmese python. The outside nature trail features alligators, lizards, tortoises and other reptiles which can be seen up close in their natural environments.
The Center is also home to Medtoxin Venom Laboratories. Medtoxin is a commercial venom production facility. Medtoxin collects venom from a wide variety of snakes, which is shipped around the world for making anti-venom and for use in pharmaceuticals and medical research. The Reptile Discovery Center is one of only a handful of facilities in the United States and around the world where venom extraction can be viewed safely in a comfortable setting. Only safety glass separates the viewing public from expert handlers and some of the worlds most dangerous snakes.
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