Summer Show Times: 8:30am | 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:30pm

The snake ambassadors at Reptile Gardens would like to welcome you and your family to enjoy our family-oriented snake show.  See our snake handling experts put on a show that’s sure to captivate and educate audiences of all ages.  Our skilled keepers will introduce you to both venomous and non-venomous snakes.  Plus - don't miss your chance to pet a python at the end of the show!

Earl Brockelsby understood our deep, psychological relationship with serpents.  Don’t be a stranger, come see one of our captivating snake shows and learn all about these often misunderstood creatures. Plan your trip today!

Snake Fun Facts

  1. Snakes can go long periods (months) without food due to their low metabolism. In fact, this is common in the wild where food is frequently scarce for long periods of time.
  2. Less than one-third of the world's snake species are venomous and less than 10% are dangerously venomous. (Exception: In Australia, 65% of all snake species are venomous; in the United States only 10% of the snake species are venomous).
  3. The world's longest snake is the Reticulated Python.
  4. The oldest snake on record was a 44 year-old African Ball Python.
  5. The largest venomous snake is the King Cobra, having reached lengths over 18 feet!

Snake Show Times

Spring and Fall Snake Shows will be offered daily, weather permitting. Summer Shows are offered daily.

During the early show season, cold weather may affect show availability if it is too cold for our reptiles to be outdoors. During the summer, shows will continue regardless of rain unless there is hail or nearby lightning.

In our area, weather can change rapidly, if you'd like to know current show times, please call us at 605-342-5873

Image of a yellow and white python coiled up on the ground.

This snake show is sure to heighten your sense of intrigue.  Our keepers work with these captivating creatures and highlight the physical attributes of the harmless variety of snakes.  Learn about the awesome strength of constrictors.  Witness different types of venomous snakes - including the cobra, which is responsible for thousands of snakebites around the world every year.

These professional snake handlers also discuss snake safety, including precautions to take if you ever come face-to-face with these beautiful animals in the wild. You will even have the unique opportunity to touch our non-venomous snakes, take pictures with your new slithery friends, and talk one-on-one with our knowledgeable keepers about our legless friends!

Dog Policy

We love all animals, wild and domesticated. Unfortunately due to a high number of recent incidents with dogs, our insurance company has advised us that we can no longer allow dogs, or other personal pets, on the Reptile Gardens grounds. ADA approved service dogs are, of course, allowed although there are three areas where they are not allowed for their safety and the safety of our animals. We do offer a shaded grassy area adjacent to our parking lot for walking your dog. We only ask that your pet be leashed and attended to at all times. You are welcome to come and go from the park as often as you like to tend to your dog. For more information, visit our FAQ Page


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