This Summer at THE ZOO.........


If you are looking for something to do this summer...maybe something inside away from the heat...maybe something cheap...maybe something memorable...maybe something educational, but fun (and with a hint of terror, muahaha)....

Visit The Reptile Zoo!!

If you are on vacation, we would love to have you!! You can find info on us in the latest "Huntington Beach California Official Visitor's Map" under the "Activities & Tours" section. We are among the favorite places to visit for locals...so make sure to check us out! PLUS, we just got several new additions to the zoo...including snapping turtles, alligators, and rattlesnakes!


Also, we have just finished our first annual Hands-on Reptile Adventure Camp, and it was AWESOME!



Garrett, Juliette, Laura, and all involved definitely made it memorable, educational, and tons of fun for each and every kid.





There were activities in very informative workbooks...as well as hands-on interaction with fossil-digging, plaster molds, and many COOL reptiles. Campers got to learn about (and touch!) animals that we don't even show at our regular parties!





Not only that...but everyone got a special treat when Joel Almquist from Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary visited the camp with some of his many AMAZING critters.






Even the parents got involved in the excitement when they came to get their kids each day....hard not to when the kids rambled on about what they learned, saw, touched, and held. :-D



It was truly a week to remember for all these young, future-herpetologists. Thank you everyone who signed up and everyone who participated. Next year will be even BETTER!!




<3..........Thalia
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Rattlesnake Tuesday

This Tuesday is a very special day for us here at The Reptile Zoo. It's the official unveiling of the Rattlesnakes. There will be four species of Rattlesnakes open for the public to view. The four species are the Western Diamondback, Southern Pacific, Southwestern Speckled and the Colorado Desert Sidewinder. This is an important step for us here and we invite everyone to come down and celebrate with us. There will be lots of fun including Joel from Forever Wild, who will be here with an assortment of special animals. He will have with him some surprising animals including an alligator and a snapping turtle. These will be a sneak peak of what's to come once we finish construction on our alligator and snapping turtle enclosures. We've been looking forward to this event for a long time and hope everyone can come down and have some close encounters with some truly remarkable exotic animals.
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Rattlesnake Exhibits finally OPEN!! (but wait, there's more...)


Yes! The wait is finally over! After almost a year, the covers come off of our local-species Rattlesnake Exhibits this Tuesday the 28th! And you, our ever-loyal customers, friends, and fans are the first to know! So come get ahead of the crowd to see these beautiful creatures of danger! (muahahaha)

BUT WAIT!

You guys have waited SO long...so its only fair to make this day super extra amazingly epically fantastic...

right?

RIGHT!

So, Joel Almquist, from Forever Wild is coming in as well!!! He will be here at 5pm and is bringing with him some awesome things, such as a syrinx, a parrot, a snapping turtle, and even an alligator! Joel will be working with us as part of our summer Hands-On Reptile Adventure Camp next week, bringing lots of exotic and interesting animals that you rarely even see at zoos! Speaking of which, there is still time for last-minute sign-ups! It takes place at Bonita Creek Park, in Newport Beach, but is open to all of Orange County! June 27th through July 1st, 10am to 3pm, ages 7-11, $350 (which includes a t-shirt, workbook, fossil souvenirs, and a 6-month pass to The Reptile Zoo!) so hurry before its too late! Its going to be AMAZING!

Alright, back to Rattlesnake Day....The admission will be the same as always ($5 for everyone over 3 yrs). We open at 11am and we stay open until 10pm just for this super awesome spectacular day! And remember, the rattlesnakes will be viewable ALL day, but if you want to see Joel and his animals as well, he won't arrive until 5pm. He should be here until we close at 10 though, so come enjoy all the amazing animals!

See you there!!




<3.........Thalia
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Camps Are Coming!

HANDS-ON REPTILE ADVENTURE CAMP

June 27-July 1 | Monday-Friday | 10:00am-3:00pm | ages 7-9
Location: Bonita Creek Park, Newport Beach, CA | $350


Dig fossils, handle live snakes, and play games; every day is a new adventure when you make it a Prehistoric Adventure. Campers will enjoy educational activities covering the ecosystem, habitat, food chain, senses, and camouflage taught by certified teachers. Campers will receive a camp shirt and workbook filled with everything they learned on their Prehistoric Adventure; plus a six-month passport to The Reptile Zoo to continue their hands-on reptile education.Are you on the top of the food chain? Then don’t forget to pack your lunch.

Registration begins online March 24
Save 10% with the Early Bird Discount for registration before May 5
Visit the City of Newport Beach for more details or click the link above.

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