Field Trip Information
The Reptile Discovery Center is an ideal destination for a field trip, offering a fun, inexpensive and very educational experience. Field trips to the Center provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of reptiles. Again and again, students and teachers have termed their visit to the Center “the best field trip ever!”
The standard agenda for a Reptile Discovery Center field trip is as follows:
Keeper Guided Tour of the Nature Trail - visitors tour the trail and observe alligators, tortoises, turtles, and iguanas as a keeper feeds and explains the characteristics of animals exhibited on the trail.
Animal Encounter – staff of the center brings out animals such as baby alligators, small non-venomous snakes and lizards for visitors to hold and ask questions about in the Center's indoor exhibition area.
Venom Extraction Program – visitors witness venom being extracted from coral snakes,cottonmouths, copperheads, rattlesnakes and cobras – the program is narrated and each species of snake is discussed as it is handled
Exhibit Hall – visitors observe dozens of florida and exotic venomous and non-venomous snakes, as well as a variety of lizards and frogs in beautifully constructed natural displays
Picnic Area – The Center has an outdoor covered picnic area which can accommodate over a hundred visitors at a sitting
Gift Shop- Cold drinks are available in the gift shop for a nomimal fee and the gift shop offers many interesting reptile-related items at a reasonable price
Most field trips run from 10am – 1pm, however, there is flexibility in scheduling and the Center adapts visits to the particular needs of any group. A reduced group rate is available for groups of twenty or more individuals affiliated with a school, scoup troop or any other organization. For more information, group rates or to schedule a field trip call 386-740-9143.