Yes, we are open! We will remain open through the fall, closing for the season at the end of November. Park is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm, with last ticket sales at 4pm.  See you soon!

Gift Shop

The gift shop at Reptile Gardens is one of the largest in the Black Hills.  It's an attraction in itself!

Browse from a wide variety of stunning rocks, minerals, and fossils from all over the world.  Pick out the perfect Reptile Gardens t-shirt to commemorate your visit to the largest reptile zoo on earth! 

Reptile Gardens founder, Earl Brockelsby, believed in educating people about reptiles and amphibians.  He worked tirelessly to dispel the myths and misconceptions the public have about reptiles.  We carry a wide variety of reptile and bird books for every age group. We also have a great selection of stuffed animal likenesses of our most famous residents.  Whatever souvenir you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect gift to commemorate your Reptile Gardens adventure. Check out our online store here!


The Reptile Gardens Gift Shop is open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during the Summer Season.  The gift shop at Reptile Gardens is open to the general public, so you don’t need to pay zoo admission to browse the variety of reptile and Black Hills related gifts.


Shop Online

You can also browse our online store to find one of our “Go Wrestle a Gator" shirts! 

Supporting the Animals

We want to thank you for every purchase you make at the Reptile Gardens gift shop.  Each dollar spent in our gift shop helps provide financial support for our ongoing operations at Reptile Gardens.  Your purchases also fund conservation and research initiatives, which help to try and preserve animals and habitats in South Dakota and around the world.


Things To Do

Main Exhibits


We are unable to offer shows for the 2020 season. Admission rates for 2020 have been reduced to reflect this change. We plan to offer our full schedule of shows for the 2021 season.



Animal Facts



Native to South Dakota


Botanical Gardens


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