Lodi Serpentarium


2379 Maggio Circle, Unit C, Lodi, CA (209) 369-7737 snakemuseum.com. Open daily, museum charges small fee (around $2, subject to change)

The website is "snakemuseum.com" but the name of the place is "The Serpentarium". Part reptile store and part museum, the 2-story facility was established in 1989, and has continued to be, Lodi's best kept secret for over tw0 decades. When the cat's out of the bag and visitors discover that Lodi isn't solely about brews (wine and A&Ws,) people will line up to see some of the coolest creatures on earth in an unbelievable list of reptiles, bugs, spiders, varmints and invertebrates.

The amazing 3,000 square foot Serpentarium boasts one of the largest displays of reptiles in the country. False Water Cobras, Burmese Pythons, Rainbow Boas, Anacondas, large Monitor lizards, Turtles, Tortoises, Geckos, Frogs and invertebrates are on display, eating, sleeping and watching you.

With one of the largest selections of invertebrates, as well, you can be amazed by the hairy legs of the Tarantulas, the curved tails the Scorpions use to sting their prey, the crawly Centipedes, Millipedes, creepy Cockroaches and more!

Serpentarium staff breed over 50 different species of snakes, producing over 2,000 snakes each year that are sold to other museums, zoos and stores as well as to the general public. Exotic reptiles such as bearded dragons, geckos, chameleons and mantella are just the beginning of a serpent adventure that you can easily spend an hour or more exploring.

If you own a critter and need feed, they also sell reptile supplies and feeders for your pets such as mice, rats, crickets, and mealworms.

Group tours are available by arrangement, and the place is amenable to to offering meeting & party space (for a fee) to make events unique.


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