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The Reptarium in Utica – Visitor’s Guide and Photo Gallery

The Reptarium in Utica is conveniently located on the east side of Van Dyke Road, just a few blocks north of Hall Road. They have an amazing collection of about 300 reptiles (and other classes of animals) on display. During our complementary private tour, we were able to have up-close experiences with a snake, tortoise, iguana, tarantula, chameleon, and more. Our favorite was Elvis, an Asian water monitor.

The Reptarium in Utica

The newly expanded 7,000 square foot space offers visitors the opportunity to see roughly 150 different species of animals. During public tours, guests will be able to interact with several pre-selected animals. However, if you have your heart set on having an up-close encounter with a special animal, simply ask one of the staff members for assistance, they will accommodate you as long as the animals can come out of their enclosure.

In addition to general admission self tours, visitors can schedule private tours, birthday parties, field trips, and educational classes. Guests can also get a snake massage, fish foot spa, feed a variety of animals, or get a special souvenir photo with a reptile.

The Reptarium Hours – Updated 8/2023

The Reptarium is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Sunday hours are from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. You may also schedule a private tour. We highly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance online as space is limited and time slots often sell out in advance.

Reptarium in Utica

The Reptarium Tickets – Updated 8/2023

  • General admission is just $14.99 per person for ages 12 and up. Children under the age of 11 are $11.99. Finally, children under two are FREE.
  • Guests can feed an alligator for $5.
  • Feed a tortoise for $5.
  • Photo with reptile with souvenir print $12.
  • Foot Spa Pedicure for 15 minutes is $20.
  • You can even get a snake massage for thirty minutes. The cost is $100.
  • Sponsorship is also available and prices vary.

Meet the Owner of The Reptarium

Connect with The Reptarium

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You can also follow owner Brian Barczyk or AninalBytesTV on YouTube.

The Reptarium in Utica Photo Gallery

Have a pet lover in your family? You might also enjoy a visit to Upland Hills Farm or The Catfe Lounge.

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