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The Reptile Discovery Center, DeLand
(4.9/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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  • I have been to RDC many times and have taken my students several of those times. Where else can you see 1000s of venomous snakes having their venom carefully extracted by an expert? The venom show is ...  more »
  • This is a real hidden gem. They have a good collection of reptiles, but the jewel in the crown is the venom collection display run by Carl the owner. His level of sincerity and passion shows clearly, ...  more »
  • my husband is really into reptiles.. me not so much but he rally enjoyed himself and taught me some things. 
  • My wife and I were kind of expecting a run of the mill exhibit. Just walk in, look at reptiles and leave. We were totally wrong. They have so many different types of snakes from all over the world. They're in glass display cases and the snakes don't have placed to hide so you'll definitely get a good view. The venom milking is the best part though. It's intense to watch these professionals handle dangerous and quick animals. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and answered all questions that everyone had. We look forward to going back in the future.
  • This place is amazing and the staff is top notch! We held my daughter's birthday party in the pavilion, and the kids were treated to a nature walk, watched alligator feeding, and were allowed to touch and experience numerous reptiles. They spent time answering the kids questions and made it a great interactive experience - watching the Venom Extraction was a special treat that none of the kids will forget! Truly exciting! Thank you Carl and staff!
  • This place should be a must for all children. They have a very educational demonstration and answer all kinds of questions about snakes and there behavior as well as the usefulness of milking poisonous snakes of their venom.
  • A great place to take children. Excellent exhibits!!
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