Hissstory of Reptiles Alive LLC

Reptiles Alive LLC is the realized dream of Caroline Seitz. Caroline has loved reptiles, especially snakes, from the time she was 3 years old. A live snake program presented by Dennis and Carole Moore in the 1970’s captured Caroline’s interest and she started writing letters to them and going to as many of their shows as her parents and grandparents would allow. The Moore’s graciously encouraged Caroline by responding to her many letters and allowing her to handle live snakes onstage during the shows. She knew that presenting live reptile shows would be her life’s goal.

In the fourth grade, Caroline performed her first live reptile show for a public audience of children and adults at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. The nature center staff had her present more and more shows, and before she knew it, Caroline was performing live reptile shows on a regular basis.
The Reptile Lady” was created In 1996 when Caroline left her zoo position to focus full time on creating an educational live animal show organization. Combining her expert public presentation skills with non-releasable animals she had rescued as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Caroline’s programs quickly became very popular. In 1998, Caroline was presenting so many shows, she had to bring help. Jennifer Rafter and Jeff Streicher were the first two staff hired – and since Jeff didn’t want to answer the phone by saying “Reptile Lady,” the name was officially changed to Reptiles Alive! LLC.
Since then, Reptiles Alive! LLC has grown in reputation and popularity. We have been featured on television, radio, and newspapers. Each year we assist animal control agencies and police departments with reptile rescues. We teach reptile classes for wildlife organizations. And of course, we present wildly exciting and fun live reptile shows.

Rachel was wonderful and had the kids full attention. We’ll see you again next year for my next son’s birthday!!” – Stacee Bako, Mom, Arlington, VA

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Reptiles Alive at Parklands-Turner Library in DC

    May 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Reptiles Alive ZOO at Independent Hill Library

    May 20 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

TESTIMONIALS

"It was fantastic and the whole party was into it. Tony was truly a wonderful educational presenter."

Rachel Karnes, Mom, Potomac Falls VA

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Rachel Karnes, Mom, Potomac Falls VA

"It was fantastic and the whole party was into it. Tony was truly a wonderful educational presenter."

"Thank you! The information provided to the kids was so educational and fun. I am a homeschool mom and the way the material was presented...

Patty Coote, Mom, Herndon VA

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2016-11-16T17:28:52+00:00

Patty Coote, Mom, Herndon VA

"Thank you! The information provided to the kids was so educational and fun. I am a homeschool mom and the way the material was presented felt like we were at a fun event! The parents even remarked that they learned something. My son has a lifetime memory because of your program."

"Thank you for an incredible birthday party! All of the children had a wonderful experience. Caroline was so easy to work with and Tony did...

Marcie Blackstone, Mom, Clarksburg MD

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2017-01-02T09:08:56+00:00

Marcie Blackstone, Mom, Clarksburg MD

"Thank you for an incredible birthday party! All of the children had a wonderful experience. Caroline was so easy to work with and Tony did a great job presenting to the kids!"

"Liz was great. She was prompt, organized, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Having her do the show in our home was effortless, entertaining, and overall a...

Tammy Berkon, Mom, Alexandria VA

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2017-01-02T09:11:36+00:00

Tammy Berkon, Mom, Alexandria VA

"Liz was great. She was prompt, organized, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Having her do the show in our home was effortless, entertaining, and overall a wonderful experience for everyone!"

"I loved it so much. They teach you about the animals and you get to touch them! Rachel did a really wonderful job" 

Birthday girl and Mom, Chantilly VA

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2017-01-02T09:12:19+00:00

Birthday girl and Mom, Chantilly VA

"I loved it so much. They teach you about the animals and you get to touch them! Rachel did a really wonderful job" 

"I am so glad we hired Reptiles Alive for my son's birthday. CobraCaroline and all her reptiles were a huge hit! All the kids loved...

Elizabeth Poppi, Mom, Reston VA

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2017-01-02T09:12:52+00:00

Elizabeth Poppi, Mom, Reston VA

"I am so glad we hired Reptiles Alive for my son's birthday. CobraCaroline and all her reptiles were a huge hit! All the kids loved it! Even those who seemed a little reluctant were reaching out to pe the animals at the end. Caroline's energy and enthusiasm was contagious and we couldn't have asked for more!"

"The program was outstanding. Caroline was so knowledgeable and was able to teach the children at their level. She handled the animals very professionally and...

Joan L. Mancuso, Director Potomac Nursery School

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2017-01-02T09:13:30+00:00

Joan L. Mancuso, Director Potomac Nursery School

"The program was outstanding. Caroline was so knowledgeable and was able to teach the children at their level. She handled the animals very professionally and the hands on experience for the children was well received. I would highly recommend this program--both for our age group (3-4 yr olds) and for elementary school children."
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