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.

Mini Reptiles Alive Zoo

Includes:

  • 5 Live Animals consisting of:
    • 2 small animals (ie: gecko, treefrog, giant roach, etc…)
    • 2 medium animals (ie: bearded dragon, box turtle, corn snake)
    • 1 large animal (ie: boa constrictor or python)
  • 3 natural artifacts (alligator skull, shed snake skin, turtle shell)
  • Informative signs about the animals displayed
  • Knowledgeable and engaging professional wildlife educator to answer animal questions

*Please provide two 6 feet long tables

$295 for the first hour; $195 for additional hours

*Travel fee applies to locations OUTSIDE of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, VA; Montgomery Co MD, and Washington DC.  If you are outside of these listed areas, please contact us for a travel fee price quote.

Classic Reptiles Alive Zoo

Includes:

  • 7 Live Animals consisting of:
    • 3 small animals (ie: gecko, treefrog, giant roach, etc…)
    • 3 medium animals (ie: bearded dragon, box turtle, corn snake, etc..)
    • 1 large animal (ie: boa constrictor or python)
  • 3 natural artifacts (alligator skull, shed snake skin, turtle shell)
  • Informative signs about the animals displayed
  • Knowledgeable and engaging professional wildlife educator to answer animal questions

*Please provide four 6 feet long tables

$395 for the first hour; $295 for additional hours

*Travel fee applies to locations OUTSIDE of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, VA; Montgomery Co MD, and Washington DC.  If you are outside of these listed areas, please contact us for a travel fee price quote.

Giant Reptiles Alive Zoo

Includes:

  • 10 Live Animals consisting of:
    • 4 small animals (ie: gecko, treefrog, giant roach, etc…)
    • 4 medium animals (ie: bearded dragon, box turtle, corn snake)
    • 2 large animals interchanged throughout the zoo (ie: boa constrictor, python, tegu or monitor lizard, etc..)
  • 5 natural artifacts (giant and small alligator skulls, shed snake skin, turtle shells)
  • Informative signs about the animals displayed
  • Knowledgeable and engaging professional wildlife educator to answer animal questions

*Please provide six 6 feet long tables

$495 for the first hour; $395 for additional hours

*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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Charlottesville Central Library Reptiles Alive Show

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  2. Louisa Branch Library Reptiles Alive Show

    June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
We had a great experience with Reptiles Alive for my daughter’s 6th birthday party. Rachel arrived exactly on time, set up quickly, and immediately engaged the group of curious children. We had an impromptu dance party while waiting for last minute guests and Rachel was very accommodating. The children LOVED the show!! And my soon-to-be 11 year old wants them to come for his birthday! I highly recommend Reptiles Alive for your next event!read more

Kelly Maguire

Kelly Maguire

22:57 12 Mar 18

We just had Reptiles Alive come to our preschool and the kids loved it!! We had 4 shows over 2 days to accommodate all our children and everything went great! Caroline was very easy to work with and quick to respond to all my emails. She was our presenter too and was early each day and ready to go when the kids arrived. She really geared her show towards our audience (2-5yr olds) and had them laughing and answering her questions and touching the animals. It was perfect… we would definitely book them again!!read more

Lauren Dolinski

Lauren Dolinski

20:47 01 Mar 18

We booked Reptiles Alive for our son’s 7th birthday party. Miss Rachel put on an amazing show for the 20 kids we had over. The highlight was when my son and I had the chance to hold a long and surprisingly heavy boa constrictor named Sunflower. The show was both educational and fun for the kids, and it kept them captivated for a full hour – priceless!!read more

Rick Jandrain

Rick Jandrain

01:53 06 Feb 18

Rachel is an awesome instructor and very good with many kids. The reptiles were fascinating. This was a great birthday party for my daughter and her second grade class.read more

Robert McKeon

Robert McKeon

23:26 26 Feb 18

We invited Reptiles Alive for our birthday party. Ms. Rachel did a wonderful job to educate the kids about the fun facts of Reptiles and also kept them entertained and focused. It’s not a easy job facing a bunch of 7-year-old boys and 3-year-old preschoolers. We highly recommend Reptiles Alive show. It’s fun and full of knowledge!read more

Tianchan Niu

Tianchan Niu

22:09 17 Dec 17

We had Reptiles Alive join us for a country club event and they did an outstanding job! Ashley was amazing and so professional. She was very interactive with the children and played the role perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!read more

Chelsea Barb

Chelsea Barb

20:20 28 Mar 18

We’ve been working with Reptiles Alive for the past 4 years now and they show up and show out every time. Everything from booking to the day of is efficient and friendly. At our past event, presenter Liz did 6 shows back to back for our campers, which is truly impressive and phenomenal. We will continue to work with Reptiles Alive for years to come and really appreciate the work and educating that they do!read more

Lydia Vanderbilt

Lydia Vanderbilt

21:09 05 Apr 18

Reptiles Alive gave an awesome show at our elementary school! The presenter was so much fun and really engaged the children. Very cool reptiles and a great interactive meet and greet at the end. The kids loved it!read more

Jonathan Grau

Jonathan Grau

14:52 07 Apr 18

I am in charge of grade level assemblies at our school and our 3rd grade has RA in for their Rain Forest show every year to reinforce the things they have learned about in class. This is my second year working with them and I have been absolutely thrilled with the interaction to book the event and with the presenters. They engage the kids and help make them a part of the show. I can’t say enough about this wonderful program and the amazing people that work there.read more

Kim Painter

Kim Painter

23:32 07 Apr 18

We love this show at our preschool!! The kids have so much fun and learn a lot! They are very organized and always start on time. We have always had a wonderful experience with Reptiles Alive and can’t wait to have them back again!read more

Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones

15:06 20 Apr 18

Reptiles Alive LLC visited our 1st grade friends and did the “Reptiles Alive!” show. They exceeded all of our expectations and were excellent at keeping the students engaged. The students have talked about it for days after, even repeating some of the facts they have heard! I would highly recommend Reptiles Alive!read more

Brittney Gjorgjievski

Brittney Gjorgjievski

16:12 14 May 18

Reptiles Alive was a MAJOR hit at the Mattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival. Rachel was incredibly professional, engaging, and clearly loves what she does. She made the show and meet & greet fun for both kids and adults. Can’t wait to have Reptiles Alive back next year to our event. We received a lot of positive feedback from our guests and we were thrilled to see how well attended the show was at our event. Thank you Reptiles Alive!!!read more

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

01:58 22 May 18

Caroline did an awesome job for our kindergarten Reptiles Alive performance. She held their attention and told fun stories. The reptiles are so cool! Every time she introduced a new reptile, the kids were amazed. I recommend the “meet and greet” time as well. My students will never forget touching a boa constrictor! Thanks Reptiles Alive!read more

Michelle Baldwin

Michelle Baldwin

03:00 09 Jun 18