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Animal Encounters - Reptiles

Meet our Reptiles


Some of the oldest species on Planet Earth are right here in our Reptile Garden Encounter. Our snakes, boas, lizards, tortoises, turtles, and baby alligators are some of the most fascinating and gentle creatures here at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

This is a truly unique hands-on learning experience that’s appropriate for all ages.


Each encounter ticket is $19.95 per person, plus a regular paid zoo admission, both available for purchase in the gift shop. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. No reservations are required.

What to Know

This is a keeper-supervised encounter and to ensure that it’s a safe and enjoyable experience for our guests, our keepers, and most especially, our reptiles, we reserve the right to make last minute decisions regarding the group size of the visit.

The exhibit is in a shaded, outdoor area, however, if the weather conditions are questionable, please call ahead to check if we are still selling tickets. Encounters are not available during inclement weather.

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