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EcoVivarium Reptile Sanctuary and Museum

Tours

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Walk-In Tours

All of our Walk-In Tours provide visitors with the opportunity to have hands-on interaction with the Animal Ambassadors. Walk-in tours are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Silver Tour

45-Minute Interactive Petting Tour – Get Up Close and Personal!

Embark on a 45-minute guided petting-only tour of our main floor animals. This exciting experience offers you the chance to connect with an array of captivating creatures. During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to pet snakes of all sizes and colors. You'll also get to meet some of our extraordinary tortoise Ambassadors, and observe a diverse collection of invertebrates, including tarantulas, scorpions, and beetles. Plus, you can interact with lizards ranging from leopard geckos to monitors and tegus! On this tour, you'll encounter both familiar reptiles and some of our cherished endangered species Ambassadors. Take advantage of this hands-on adventure!

Cost: $20 per person

Gold Tour

60-Minute Guided Pet and Hold Tour with Ed, the Giant Galapagos Tortoise!

Experience our exclusive Gold Tour, a 60-minute adventure that allows you to not only pet but also hold some of our extraordinary Animal Ambassadors. You'll even have the chance to meet Ed, our incredible Giant Galapagos Tortoise, in person! The Gold Tour opens the door to a diverse array of unbelievable Animal Ambassadors, and you'll get to interact with these remarkable creatures firsthand. Encounter species that you've previously only seen in books or on TV, such as our impressive boas, an albino Burmese Python, and maybe even a False Water Cobra! The Gold Tour opens the door to a diverse array of unbelievable Animal Ambassadors, and you'll get to interact with these remarkable creatures firsthand. Encounter species that you've previously only seen in books or on TV, such as our impressive boas, an albino Burmese Python, and maybe even a False Water Cobra!

Cost: $25 per person

Private Platinum Tour

Embark on an Exclusive Platinum Tour!

Experience the ultimate in exclusivity with our private Platinum Tour. You and your guests will ascend to the exclusive second floor, where you'll enjoy captivating encounters with our VIPR (Very Important Personable Reptiles). Meet Nile monitors, frilled dragons, and the distinguished members of our Turtle Club. Additionally, you'll have the privilege of meeting some of our endangered large pythons and boas from around the world.
But that's not all – prepare to be charmed by Mac, our superstar (also known as the 'Big Ham') Asian Water Monitor! These private encounters will allow you to meet, pet, and even snuggle with these mesmerizing Animal Ambassadors.

Price: $50 per person

Totally Turtles Feeding Platinum Tour

An Exclusive Turtle Adventure Awaits!

Calling all turtle enthusiasts! If you're completely captivated by these marvelous creatures, our Totally Turtles experience is tailor-made for you. Join your personal expert as they introduce you to the fascinating world of turtles and tortoises residing in the Reptile Sanctuary.
Discover the diverse array of turtles and tortoises that call our sanctuary home, including the rare and unique hybrid dwarf turtle. We may even introduce you to some of our snakes and lizards depending on timing and availability.
During this one-of-a-kind tour, you'll have the chance to interact with our Animal Ambassadors by tong-feeding a turtle and hand-feeding a tortoise. You’ll love meeting our creeps (term for a group of turtles) on this unforgettable adventure!

Price: $45 per person

Snake Feeding Tour

Snake Feeding Adventure: Fulfill Your Dream!

Ever fantasized about feeding a snake? Look no further – this tour is designed just for you! At our Sanctuary, we prioritize our animals' and guests' well-being. Rest assured, we never provide live prey to our snakes. Instead, our feeders are humanely raised, euthanized, and offered to the snakes fully defrosted and warmed. During this extraordinary tour, each participant will have the unique opportunity to tong-feed a snake. Our snakes are aware that their meal is not alive, so their feeding responses vary. Some may exhibit a lightning-fast grab and constrict, followed by a head-first meal, while others may gently bite before immediately swallowing their prey. Please note that snake feeding is the final activity on your tour, and we may limit which snakes tour participants can feed. This measure is in place for your safety and the well-being of our animals. Don't miss out on this remarkable experience!

Price: $60 per person

Big Snake Encounter Tour

Experience the Ultimate in Snake Encounters!

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you embark on our reptile tour, where you'll have the chance to meet a fascinating array of reptiles. Get up close and personal with some of our giant snake species, such as Boas, Burmese, Reticulated, and Blood Pythons. You might even have the thrilling opportunity to meet and hold a False Water Cobra! As the tour comes to a close, brace yourself for an extraordinary experience – one of our Giant Snakes will gracefully slither across your lap or offer you an affectionate BIG HUG! Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to connect with these remarkable creatures.

Price: $150 per person

Platinum Tour

All Platinum Tours must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance – Limited Availability. Offered Wednesday through Sunday. Private Tours are non-refundable. Tours may be rescheduled for up to one year due to illness or other unavoidable cancellations.
Private Platinum Tour

Embark on an Exclusive Platinum Tour!
Experience the ultimate in exclusivity with our private Platinum Tour. You and your guests will ascend to the exclusive second floor, where you’ll enjoy captivating encounters with our VIPR (Very Important Personable Reptiles). Meet Nile monitors, frilled dragons, and the distinguished members of our Turtle Club. Additionally, you’ll have the privilege of meeting some of our endangered large pythons and boas from around the world.
But that’s not all – prepare to be charmed by Mac, our superstar (also known as the ‘Big Ham’) Asian Water Monitor! These private encounters will allow you to meet, pet, and even snuggle with these mesmerizing Animal Ambassadors.

Price: $50 per person

Totally Turtles Feeding Platinum Tour

An Exclusive Turtle Adventure Awaits!
Calling all turtle enthusiasts! If you’re completely captivated by these marvelous creatures, our Totally Turtles  experience is tailor-made for you. Join your personal expert as they introduce you to the fascinating world of turtles and tortoises  residing in the Reptile Sanctuary.
Discover the diverse array of turtles and tortoises that call our sanctuary home,
including the rare and unique hybrid dwarf turtle. We may even introduce you to some of our snakes and lizards depending on timing and availability.
During this one-of-a-kind tour, you’ll have the chance to interact with our Animal  Ambassadors by tong-feeding a turtle and hand-feeding a tortoise. You’ll love meeting our creeps (term for a group of turtles) on this unforgettable adventure!

Price: $60 per person

Snake Feeding Tour

Snake Feeding Adventure: Fulfill Your Dream!
Ever fantasized about feeding a snake? Look no further – this tour is designed just for you! At our Sanctuary, we prioritize our animals’ and guests’ well-being. Rest assured, we never provide live prey to our snakes. Instead, our feeders are humanely raised, euthanized, and offered to the snakes fully defrosted and warmed.
During this extraordinary tour, each participant will have the unique opportunity to tong-feed a snake. Our snakes are aware that their meal is not alive, so their feeding responses vary. Some may exhibit a lightning-fast grab and constrict, followed by a head-first meal, while others may gently bite  before  immediately swallowing their prey.
Please note that snake feeding is the final activity on your tour, and we may limit which snakes tour participants can feed. This measure is in place for your safety and the well-being of our animals.
Don’t miss out on this remarkable experience!

Price: $75 per person

Big Snake Encounter Tour

Experience the Ultimate in Snake Encounters!
Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you embark on our reptile tour, where
you’ll have the chance to meet a fascinating array of reptiles. Get up close and personal with some of our giant snake species, such as Boas, Burmese, Reticulated, and Blood Pythons. You might even have the thrilling  opportunity to meet and hold a False Water Cobra!
As the tour comes to a close, brace yourself for an extraordinary experience – one of our Giant Snakes will gracefully slither across your lap or offer you an affectionate BIG HUG!
Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to connect with these  remarkable creatures.

Price: $150 per person