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Scales Nature Park, Orillia
(4.7/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The staff are a mazing. I went with family to visit the nature park. My granddaughters love this place so I went with them. I have to say I went in saying never will I hold touch go near the snakes......  more »
  • Great place to visit if you are a fan of reptiles and our son actually is so very glad we came across this place. Really enjoyed our guided tour. Kids working their are mostly student volunteers and a...  more »
  • We were received well and the tour was good. The students had an opportunity for hands on many of the reptiles. We had our lunch outdoors on picnic tables provided. There was a large property for us t...  more »
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  • Staff is very friendly. Great experience for kids of all ages. Walking trail is a nice family walk (wear bug spray!) Lots of reptiles to look at inside. Special room to sit and hold the animals. Felt very relaxed.
  • Scales Nature Park was fantastic and provided a fun and educational experience for all ages. A friendly staff member took us on a tour of the facility and provided us with lots of information on the various native reptiles and amphibians of Canada. In addition, we were able to handle many of the animals at the nature park. The experience was unlike any I have had at other parks or zoos, and I would fully recommend checking out Scales Nature Park.
  • totally amazing...id never seen a turtle before or touched a snake...this place gave me the chance to hold several different species of snakes as well as see loads of turtles and i learnt so much. definitely worth a visit or 2!
  • We took our two children 6 and 3 to Scale last year and had a wonderful time. We spent the whole time being shown all the critters by a very nice young man. The kids got to hold several snakes and lizards. The staff are very friendly and courteous. This is inexpensive fun for the whole family. The place doesn't look like much when you pull up but don't judge a book by its cover. Inside is a lot of fun and amazing things to see. We are going back this afternoon to see them again. My kids have been talking about all winter that they want to go back. Scales is open all year round. Check out their website for all the information you need.
  • We took our 16-month old boy to Scales today and it was a great experience. Super knowledgeable staff and hundreds of turtles, snakes and other reptiles from Ontario and around the world, including rare and endangered species. The staff even brought certain animals out of their enclosures for us to touch and handle. A word of caution: don't judge the place when you pull up - it's a treasure trove inside. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we weren't able to hike the property but the experience was great none the less.