Programs Offered:

Lifestyles of the Sleek and Scaly
         This program features a variety of reptiles, centering on the diversity of the reptilian world and the unique characteristics of each individual creature. Learn how reptiles have adapted to their environment and the important role they play in the natural world. Reptiles presented in this program range from young alligators to large pythons; a total of six live reptiles are presented (requests can be taken for particular animals). It is sure to amaze and captivate all ages.

Reptiles of Kentucky
        Ever wonder what was that snake you just saw? Was it venomous or not? Is there a way to tell? This program helps familiarize students with the scaly and interesting locals of our state. In addition, this presentation includes a discussion of environmental factors affecting the future of our local reptiles.

Just Snakes!
        This program allows you the chance to meet some of the world’s most incredible creatures: snakes! Students will get the chance to see massive pythons and infamous rattlesnakes. Are rattlesnakes really as old as their rattles show? How can a harmless kingsnake keep venomous snakes away? Learn the answers to these questions and the many others humans have asked about these thought-provoking animals.

Venomous Snakes and Snakebite
        This presentation includes a slideshow and lecture on snakebite avoidance, treatment, identification, and other specialized topics. Not only will you get the chance to see the local venomous species, but you will also learn the effects of snakebite around the world. You will also get the chance to learn just what did happen to some of Jim Harrison’s fingers. Due to the specialized content, this program is recommended for older children and adults. A modified version of this program is available for medical personnel. If you represent a medical group and are interested in a specialized snakebite talk, please contact us. We frequently will provide such lectures at a very reduced rate for medical personnel.

Custom Programs
       All programs can be tailored to fit the size, age, and interest of your group. Is there a certain school project concentration or focus that you would like us to include? One custom program, Mythology of Reptiles, works great for Harry Potter camps! Simply let us know how we can integrate our visit into your curriculum.

Adult Programs
      These educational programs are aimed to meet the specific needs of your organization.  A snake identification talk for an outdoor club, a snakebite treatment seminar for medical personnel- these are just a few of the specialized programs we can offer your group. In addition, all of the programs listed above are also available to adult organizations.

Offsite Programs

 School Groups

Birthday Parties



 Programs tailored to fit your needs! One hour to all day!

Our programs are a unique experience and include more than just impressive reptiles -

education is a big part of our mission.

The main principles of our programs are tied into Kentucky Core Content.

Reptiles are used as models and examples of biological concepts,

so students learn more than just what a particular animal eats or where it lives.

The Kentucky Reptile Zoo can supplement your current biological science

or ecology program with an introduction to the reptilian world. 

Presentations are available for children in grades K-12 and groups of all sizes.

All our programs are guaranteed to be informational, scientific, and of course FUN! 

Schedule your program today!

Call us at 606-663-9160  or email us at:

Please remember to schedule as early as possible, since our calendar fills up quickly.

Discounts are offered on multiple programs, call or email for more details.

Sample Topics by Age Group:

Elementary Level:
Classification and Characteristics
(Why are alligators more closely related to birds than reptiles?)
Structures and their Functions
(Ever wonder why a blue tongue skink has a blue tongue?)
(How are reptiles adapted to their environments? Wouldn’t being legless be a disadvantage for snakes?)

Middle School Level:
Diversity of Organisms
(How many different crocodilians are there?)
Environmental Issues
(Why is the desert tortoise a threatened species?)
Regulation of Internal Environment
(How do ectotherms manage their lifestyle?)

High School Level:
Uses of Science and Technology
(What are the medical uses of snake venom?)
Human effects on Ecosystems
(How were alligators saved from extinction?)
Changes in Science
(How can copperhead venom be used for breast cancer treatment in the future?)

200 L & E Railroad
Slade, KY 40376
(606) 663-9160