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The Reptile Discovery Center, DeLand

(4.9/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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  • We had many age levels represented in our group. Everyone enjoyed and learned from the experience. I agree with the other reviewers, you must not miss the venom collection programs. Visit their websit...  more »
  • I'm very afraid of snakes, but after this visit, my fright scale is not as high. The owner and staff know there subject and presented it in a very engaging way. The demonstrations were amazing. Those ...  more »
  • Plan your visit around the venom extraction demonstrations! You don't want to miss this exciting and informative part of the discovery center. Call ahead to get the times for the day and then plan to ...  more »
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  • 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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