Live Animal Shows & Zoo Displays for Fairs, Festivals & Special Events

Reptiles Alive provides professional, safe, and reliable entertainment that will help make your event a wild success! Our dramatic live animal shows attract and entertain audiences of all ages. Our shows are so popular that many events have us back year after year.

Reptiles Alive shows are in demand, so be sure to book with us early to secure the date of your event.

All shows include exciting live animals and an enthusiastic wildlife educator. 45 minute shows have 7-9 live animals; 30 minute shows have 5-6 live animals.

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Shows

Available Themes

  • Reptiles Alive! (Teacher’s Guide)
    Our most popular show is a great introduction to the world of reptiles. Learn snake secrets and laugh at our lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa or python, tortoise, lizards and other amazing animals.
  • Rainforest Reptiles Alive! (Teacher’s Guide)
    Discover the dynamic world of tropical rainforests while you meet beautiful jungle animals. Live animals from each layer of the forest will be featured along with stories of survival in this fascinating and endangered environment. Featured animals may include an iguana, boa constrictor, tegu lizard, and other rainforest creatures.
  • Backyard Reptiles Alive! (Teacher’s Guide)
    Uncover the secrets of the reptiles living in your own backyard. Learn what to do when you encounter wild animals and how to help wildlife in your own neighborhood. Featured animals may include an eastern rat snake, box turtle, snapping turtle, and other amazing native species.
  • Creepy Reptiles Alive!
    Some animals may seem scary, but in this show, you will find out why there is no reason to be afraid. Myths will be busted and the truth will be revealed about some of nature’s most misunderstood creatures. Featured animals may include snakes, giant cockroaches, toads and other “creepy creatures.”
  • Desert Reptiles Alive! (Teacher’s Guide)
    Awesome animals from the awe-inspiring desert will be showcased during this exciting program about one of our planet’s most extreme habitats. Find out how animals can survive in such a harsh environment. Animals may include a uromastyx, tortoise, gecko, and more extreme animals.
  • Wetland Reptiles Alive!
    Dive into learning about wetland habitats during this fun live animal show! Marshes, swamps, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be explained with fun stories and living wetland creatures. Features animals may include a snapping turtle, bull frog, water monitor lizard and other denizens of damp places.
  • Snakes Alive!
    The secret life of snakes will be revealed during this spectacular show. Learn the answers to questions about some of nature’s most mysterious creatures. Featured animals may include a python, boa, rat snake and more slithery friends.
  • Ecosystems Alive! (Teacher’s Guide)
    Students will meet live reptiles from a variety of habitats and discover why healthy ecosystems are so important to all life on Earth. This program was created using the Virginia Standards of Learning in Science to assist teachers in motivating their students to learn more. Featured animals may include a boa constrictor, box turtle, bearded dragon, and other animals from around the world.
  • Custom Reptiles Alive show
    If your school, library, or group has a special theme you would like to build a live animal show around, let us know. Our wildlife educators can customize a live animal show that will be perfect for your event. Past custom theme shows have included topics such as: Africa, Australia, Dinosaurs, and more.
  • Show Price:
    • One 45 minute show: $395; additional back to back shows are $295 each
    • One 30 minute show: $325; additional back to back shows are $225 each

    Reptile Meet & Greet: This is an optional after show service to provide audience members with a special opportunity to safely pet a live snake, touch unique natural artifacts (alligator skull, shed snake skin, turtle shell) and ask the wildlife educator questions. $75 per 30 minutes (up to approximately 100 people per 30 minutes)

    *Travel fees are not charged to the following locations:  Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, & Prince William Counties in VA; Montgomery County MD; and Washington DC. Areas outside of these locations are charged an additional travel fee – please contact us for travel fee information.

Live Animal Zoo Display

Custom Reptiles Alive Zoo appearances are available to fit any special request.  Please contact us if you would like a special reptile display not listed below and we will be happy to bring a special reptile experience perfect for your event.

Reptiles Alive Zoo Exhibit

Our live reptile display features:
  • 5 live animals (snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs)
  • Natural artifacts (turtle shell, shed snake skin, alligator skull)
  • Informative signs about the animal on exhibit
  • A professional reptile expert who will engage visitors and answer questions
*Please provide three 6 feet long tables indoors or under a cover if display is outside
$395 for the first hour; $295 for each additional hour

 

*Travel fees are not charged to the following locations:  Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, & Prince William Counties in VA; Montgomery County MD; and Washington DC. Areas outside of these locations are charged an additional travel fee – please contact us for travel fee information.

“Children were held spellbound despite the last day of school!” – Jo Ellen Frasch, Teacher at Oak Hill Elementary