Our Animal Stars

Reptiles Alive LLC has over 40 different species of live reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates in our permanent education collection. Most of these animals were rescued as unwanted or abandoned pets. They come to us from animal rescue groups, shelters, and animal control agencies. We provide our animals with a good home and teach people about the importance of these awesome creatures.

We take the responsibility of caring for our animals very seriously. All the animals are cared for by our professional animal keeper staff. We provide each animal with the proper housing and nutrition to stay happy and healthy. When needed, our animals receive veterinary care by DVMs who specialize in reptile medicine.


Prehensile-tailed Skink
(Corucia zebrata)

Leopard Gecko - Animal Show for Parties - Reptile Party - Animal Show PartyLeopard Gecko
(Eublepharis macularius)

Sudan Plated Lizard
(Gerrhosaurus major)

Green Iguana - Animal Show for Schools - School Assembly Ideas - Animal Petting Zoo for KidsGreen Iguana
(Iguana iguana)

crestedgecko-smallCrested Gecko
(Rhacodactylus ciliatus)

beardeddragon-smallBearded Dragon
(Pogona vitticeps)

bluetongue-smallBlue Tongue Skink
(Teliqua scincoides)

tegu-smallTegu Lizard
(Tupinambis teguixin)

savmonitor_smallSavannah Monitor Lizard
(Varanus exanthematicus)


boaconstrictor-smallBoa Constrictor
(Boa constrictor constrictor)

kenyansandboa_smKenyan Sand Boa
(Eryx colubrinus loveridgei)

Plains Hog-Nosed Snake
(Heterodon nasicus)

calkingsnake-smallCalifornia Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis californiae)

hondmilksnake-smallHonduran Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis t. hondurensis)

gianthog_smMalagasy Giant Hog-nosed Snake
(Leioheterodon madagascarensis)

Eastern Ratsnake
(Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Corn Snake
(Pantherophis guttatus)

gophersnake_smPacific Gopher Snake
(Pituophis c. catenifer)

ballpython-smallBall Python
(Python regius)

Pueblan Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli)


russiantort_smCentral Asian Tortoise
(Agrionemys horsfieldii)

Snapping Turtle
(Chelydra serpintena)

Spotted Turtle
(Clemmys guttata)

leopardtortoise_smallLeopard Tortoise
(Geochelone pardalis)

False Map Turtle
(Graptemys pseudogeographica)

Northern Diamondback Terrapin
(Malaclemys t. terrapin)

Eastern Box Turtle
(Terrapene c. carolina)


african_bullfrog_smallAfrican Bullfrog
(Pyxiecephalus adspersus)

American Toad
(Anaxyrus americanus)

American Bullfrog
(Lithobates catesbeianus)

hornedfrog-smallArgentinian Horned Frog
(Ceratophrys ornata)

whitestreefrog_smWhite’s Treefrog
(Litoria caerulea)

Spotted Salamander
(Ambystoma maculatum)


madroach-smallMadagascar Hissing Cockroach
(Gromphadorina portentosa)

(Zophobas morio)

Reptiles Alive LLC follows the naming conventions set forth by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, The Herpetologists’ League, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.



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  1. Reptiles Alive at Lubber Run Amphitheater

    August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  2. Takoma Park Library Reptiles Alive Show

    August 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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

Reptiles Alive! came to our elementary school for a 3rd grade assembly. Nothing ruffles this organization — they can handle kids of all ages, big groups or small, and bring a *ton* of animals. They are engaging, age-appropriate and bring their own mic system so hearing is not a problem. I highly recommend the meet and greet afterward.read more

Stacey Evers

Stacey Evers

19:25 22 Jun 18

The show was a success, we had around 20 kids between 5-12. Lizzard Liz was great, she was able to keep all of them really interested. The reptiles were amazing, she even brought a small alligator and a boa constrictor.read more

florencia behrensen

florencia behrensen

14:39 02 Jul 18

Caroline at Reptiles Alive! always gives us the best show! It is fun and informative with a variety of reptiles each time she comes. We LOVE Reptiles Alive at Happy Faces Daycare in Centreville, VA!read more

Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

13:56 12 Jul 18

Amazing 5-year old birthday party- Everyone loved the party, especially the birthday boy, who got to be the star of the show (besides the critters). Liz was on time, prepared, AMAZING at answering kids’ and adults’ questions, incredible breadth of knowledge, so good with the kids and animals, made the party fun, arrived on time, totally professional and courteous and an amazing ambassador of animals and representative of Reptiles Alive. We got to meet a few great snakes, a small alligator, a boa constrictor(!), tree frog, bearded dragon, gecko, and turtle.read more

Stacey R

Stacey R

12:55 30 Jul 18

This organization is great! They have a wide varieties of different shows that appeal to all types of audiences. The educators are very gentle with the animals and engaging with the students. Our educator, Caroline, was awesome! She spoke to the children in different voices, was very interactive, creative, and fun. The kids laughed and loved it. I also really liked the additional education that they provided us, as they told us about the origin of the animals that they were showing. It was also really nice to hear that not only the animals have big, safe, appropriate homes, but also that a great deal of their animals are rescues. I would highly recommend this show and we will definitely be booking them again in the future!read more

Mandi Ellis

Mandi Ellis

13:05 08 Aug 18