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Party on the Plaza

Location: Front Street
Times: 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Join Doc Terry the Veterinarian as he welcomes you to the wonderful world of reptiles & amphibians! Snap a picture with our two Zoo costumed-character mascots, Sydney and Matilda Koala!

All Star Reptile and Friends Review

Location: Front Street Stage
Times: 11 a.m., Noon, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

Watch some of our ssssuper sssstars of the reptile kind on stage! Meet Squeeze the python and other fascinating critters in this entertaining and educational show.

Reptile Kids’ Activity Booths

Location: Skyfari East
Times: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We have family fun galore at our Lizard Landing. Join the Reptilemania Scavenger Hunt—follow the clues to discover what the mystery reptiles and amphibians are and earn a prize! Or, join in on some crafty activities for your “hatchlings and tadpoles” at the Kids Craft booth. Make a snake, a jumping frog, and a scientific tool that will allow you to hear like a snake.

Horticulture Booth

Location: Skyfari East
Times: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It's not every day you get to talk to our horticulturists about the wonderful work they do at the Zoo. Reptilemania is your opportunity to do just that! The San Diego Zoo’s Horticulture Department will have a display on browse food plants and a display on diversity and uses. You can also pick up a plant tour map for your visit on grounds.

Petco Booth

Location: Front Street Mercado
Times: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come and meet representatives of Petco, our Presenting Sponsor, as they will be displaying samples of in-home habitats for reptiles, distributing discount coupons and reptile care sheets, and answering all of your pet reptile questions.

Reptile House VIP Tour: Rendezvous with Reptiles!

Location: Reptile House
Times: Tours start at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Price: $69 per person

During this two-hour tour, get a special peak behind the scenes at our Galápagos exhibit and learn how we take care of these special reptile friends. You’ll be part of an intimate group that will tour the Zoo in a VIP cart and have the opportunity to get up close and personal with amphibian specimens, too. It will also offer a one-of-a-kind tour of our historic Reptile House.

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Save the Reptiles with Science!

Location: Exit Sign
Times: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research will be on hand with three displays highlighting various amphibian and reptile programs that the Institute is currently involved in. Researchers will be at the Institute booth throughout Reptilemania to personally discuss all matters of herpetology and conservation.

Adopt An Amphibian & Rescue a Reptile

Location: Exit Sign
Times: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sign up and get an adorable plush animal!

The Art of Stephen Fishwick

Location: Exit Sign
Times: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We welcome the return of this jaw-dropping, unique art experience, where nature comes to life on canvas in an extraordinary combination of movement and live interaction. This explosion of paint and style is the work of Stephen Fishwick, an unbelievably talented artist bringing the faces of animals and dreams to life…right before your eyes.

Dr. Zoolittle’s Amphibian Antics

Location: Clark Theater
Times: 11 a.m., Noon, 1, and 2 p.m.

Dr. Zoolittle returns to the Clark Theater with a fun show that has a great message for young and old alike. Laugh and learn during Dr. Zoolittle's reptile and amphibian show.

Jasmine and Jade Jumpers

Location: Sydney's Grill in Urban Jungle
Times: Noon, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

Remember the old story of the princess and the frog? Watch as colorful frogs bounce for our princess’ attention, in front of her castle and lake. These frogs are really quite crazy, as you will definitely see as you watch their antics. Which one will win the princess’ heart? You can only find out if you go.

Reptile Feedings

Location: Reptile House
Times: Noon and 2 p.m.

Come join the Reptile House inhabitants for lunch. Not for the squeamish!

Reptile Walk

Location: Behind Reptile House

The brand-new Reptile Walk, located behind the Zoo’s Reptile House and across from our Galápagos tortoise exhibit, is home to more than 50 species of turtles, tortoises, crocodilians, amphibians, and a surprising collection of creatures native to California. It is interesting, startling, and way cool, both literally and figuratively. Locals can stake claim to living in a biodiversity hotspot, and everyone can behold the fascinating creatures that swim, slither, saunter, and scurry through life. Even if you suffer from herpetophobia (fear of reptiles), a stroll along Reptile Walk will render you utterly at ease, if not downright smitten, with this captivating group of animals.

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