Live Reptile Shows for Schools

Reptiles Alive captures the attention and imagination of students while introducing important environmental and biological subjects, including Virgina’s Standards of Learning and Maryland’s Common Core State Standards. We offer live animal shows for large groups, perfect for school assemblies, family nights, school fairs, and other large events. We offer live animal shows for small groups (up to 25 students) for the classroom. We also offer live animal shows for after school enrichment programs.

Have a live animal show idea that doesn’t really fit one of our three show types? Please contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs for your next school assembly.

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(Suggested for up to 300 students per show)

Reptiles Alive has live animal shows perfect for your next school assembly, family night, STEM event, or school festival. You can choose between a 45 or 30 minute show and you may want to add our hands-on, after the show, meet and greet “Reptile Meet & Greet.” All of our shows include a variety of colorful and amazing live animals presented by an experienced professional wildlife educator who will tell funny animal stories and amazing animal facts. Since 1996, students and teachers have all agreed that a visit from Reptiles Alive is a highlight of the school year.

Show Prices:

  • One 45 minute show: $395; additional back to back shows $295 each.
  • One 30 minute show: $325; additional back to back shows $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)
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*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.

Available Themes for Large Group Shows

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.

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, turtle and other rainforest creatures.

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.”

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.

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 Show

If you have 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.

Reptile Show for Schools - Animal Show for School Assemblies - School Assembly IdeasLive Reptile Shows for Small Groups

(For a maximum of 25 students per show)

“Up Close & Personal”, best describes our shows for small groups. This is hands-on show that provides your students the awesome opportunities to safely touch all kinds of amazing live reptiles. Our fun and friendly professional wildlife educator will entertain and educate your students with funny animal stories and animal facts while the students enjoy being up close and personal with the animals during the show.

Show Prices:

  • One 45 minute show $275; additional back to back shows $175 each.
  • One 30 minute show $250; additional back to back shows $150 each.

*Shows booked to start at 5 pm or later will be charged an additional $50.

*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.

Reptile Show for School Assembly - Best School Assembly Idea - School Assembly Reptile PartyLive Reptile Shows for After School Enrichment Programs

(For a maximum of 12 students per program)

Snakes, scales, and lizard tails are just a few of the things we learn about in the Reptiles Alive After School Enrichment Program. Students love attending our interactive and hands-on after school program. During each class, a friendly and professional Reptiles Alive wildlife educator introduces students to different live animals including slimy amphibians, spiky iguanas, smooth snakes, creepy cockroaches, laughing lizards and other amazing creatures.

Interesting artifacts such as skeletons, antlers, eggs, and skins are also included in many of the programs. Story-telling, arts & craft activities, and fun experiments combined with live exotic animals, make this a very popular program.
Our after school classes are great for grades k-3 or 3-6. We have a maximum of 12 students allowed so that each student gets an up close and personal experience. Classes may be booked in a series from one to ten weeks. (One class per week.) Each class session lasts approximately one hour.

Show Prices:

  • Pay $27.50 per student per class session with a 10 student minimum and 12 student maximum (example: 4 sessions = $110 per student)

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  • Pay $275 per class session with no student minimum and a 12 student maximum – (example 4 sessions = $1100)

*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.

“It was a pleasure having Reptiles Alive at the 12th Annual Taste of DC!” – Dawn Poker, Executive Director, American Experience Foundation

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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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