At the Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center, you can experience the wonder and excitement of the reptilian and amphibian world.
The Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center exhibits about 70 species of reptiles and amphibians. Take a virtual tour to find out about the fascinating animals that live here, reptile adaptations, conservation issues, and other topics.
Click on the squares to learn about animals on exhibit, and click on the question marks to learn about a topic.
At the Zoo
The Reptile Discovery Center is an indoor exhibit, located on Olmsted Walk between the Great Ape House and Think Tank, and follows the Zoo building hours schedule.
Unlike most of the Zoo's other animals, the inhabitants of the Reptile Discovery Center won't be found outside during the wintertime. This is because cold-blooded creatures rely on the temperature of their surrounding environment to maintain their body temperature. They cannot withstand the cold, wintry weather that warm-blooded animals can.
Please note: To ensure that visitors can enjoy their experience on very busy days, building access is controlled. You may need to wait under a shaded canopy before entering the Discovery Center. If a line exists, you can ask the attendant controlling access for the estimated wait time.
Squares link to animal fun facts.