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2023 Special Dates

March 4 -Closed – See us at Petco Park SD Festival of Science and Engineering

March 24 – Closed – Private Event

Education, Member, and Private tours are available Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Member Tours require a reservation on Wednesday and Thursday.

All Private tours require a reservation 24 hours in advance.

Schedule education and private tours by calling (760)975-9690.

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Regular Business Hours

Monday               Closed

Tuesday               Closed

Wednesday    Education, Member, & Private Tours ONLY**

Thursday       Education, Member, & Private Tours ONLY**

Friday            OPEN 10:00 – 4:00

Saturday       OPEN 10:00 – 4:00

Sunday          OPEN 10:00 – 4:00

** NOTE: Existing Members & Homeschool Thursday participants – You MUST call 24 hours in advance to schedule weekday tours!

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day

Mailing Address

641 E Pennsylvania Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

Tours & Prices

Group Tours – Walk-ins Welcome

    Silver Tour – (45 minutes)  $15/person

    Gold Tour – (60 minutes)  $20/person

Private Tours – Advance Reservation Required

    Platinum Tour – (approx. 90 minutes)  $35/person

    Totally Turtles Tour & Feeding – (approx. 90  minutes)  $45/person

    Snake Feeding Tour – (approx. 90 minutes) $60/person Limited Availability

    Big Snake Encounters Tour – (approx 90 minutes) $150/person Limited 

Special Experiences – Add to Any Tour

Meet Mac –

    The Giant Water Monitor $50

    Giant Snake Photo Op $25

Annual Passes Now Available – Ask for Details!




Enter via Upper Parking Lot ONLY - 2nd drive on right on E Pennsylvania Ave just off of Valley Pkwy

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