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Reptile Discovery Center

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Address: 2710 Big John Dr, DeLand, FL 32724-4000
Phone Number: 3867409143
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Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice...

Large collection of venomous snakes and live venom extraction program twice daily. Nature trail, picnic facilities. Open Thurs-Sunday.

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Get up close to venomous animals

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
lizardtiff
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 well set up with a glass window so you can safely be a foot away from a cobra or rattlesnake. In addition to... More 

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, and he's keen to share his world with you and it shows. Due to his gentle demeanor, he actually convinced my wife that... More 

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East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

my husband is really into reptiles.. me not so much but he rally enjoyed himself and taught me some things.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have not been myself, but my grand children have gone numerous times and been amazed and moved by the beautiful animals and the good work done here.

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Thank LInda E
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small, privately run herpetarium. The owner performs live venom extraction behind a glass wall for the production of anti-venins and lab research. The animal cases are the best arranged and cleanest I have ever see, as only an owner and enthusiast would do. Highly recommended.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I am always looking for ways to sneak in educational experiences in fun outings with my son. His school went to the Reptile Discovery Center and it is the only place that I know that you can see "milking" of reptiles for anti venom. We packed our lunches and enjoyed their covered picnic area. They have hiking trails with tours... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Seeing the venom extraction was incredible. Impressed we saw so many snakes during it. Also got to hold a few. Know that they are closed till October 20 (check website) as of August 20 (tommorrow). Always good idea to call to check as longer drive from Orlando area but worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

If you are a snake lover you really should make it a point to visit this place. It is filled with some beautiful reptiles. DO NOT MISS THE SNAKE MILKING! Worth every penny we spent!

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Very clean, interesting, informative, and well run reptile center. Highly recommend this place for anyone in the Deland area. Only complaint is that I wish it were larger. Great place for all ages!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The kids get to touch the snakes and hold them. My kids went there on a field trip while I was at a conference. They really enjoyed it. The chaperones also enjoyed it, they said.

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