Clyde Peelings Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania


Clyde Peelings Reptiland is a specialized zoo located in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. Since the facility first opened in 1964, Reptiland has been committed to introducing the public to amphibians and reptiles in an interesting, interactive and informative way. Clyde Peelings Reptiland is accredited by the Association for Zoos and Aquariums and offers guests a perfect blend of entertainment and educational information about the environment.

The zoo invites visitors to explore and get to know the less popular members of the animal kingdom, while doing so in an entertaining and safe way. Guests can explore the interesting world of mambas, vipers, pythons, cobras and several other rare and interesting snakes. Also waiting to be discovered are gigantic alligators, tortoises, lizards and frogs. Visitors are welcome to watch an informative multi-media show which reveals the world of reptiles on the big screen. Live lectures give guests a chance to get up close and touch a specimen and ask questions and speak with knowledgeable experts.

Reptiland offers daily feeding exercises that provide visitors with a glimpse into natural behaviors and the interactive exhibits draw visitors into the learning experience. The facility is a year-round attraction, with a newly renovated indoor exhibit area that allows for comfortable viewing of more than 40 reptiles and amphibians in naturally simulated habitats. During the summer season the tortoise and aquatic turtles live in outdoor displays set among lush gardens and bamboo.

Clyde Peelings Reptiland also offers a traveling exhibition program through Peeling Productions. The traveling program serves museums, science centers, zoos and other institutions. Traveling exhibits are designed to bring wildlife and education to a broader public audience. Custom exhibit services bring the projects to fruition, with the help of zoologists, graphic artists, educators, designers and exhibit fabricators.

Clyde Peeling the founder of Reptiland also does extensive lecturing through the United States and is a highly respected member of the zoology world. Mr. Peeling and his son Chad are both available for lectures at schools, universities or other organizations. The lecture program lasts approximately 40-60 minutes in length and introduces audience participants to the wonderful world of turtles, lizards, snakes and crocodilians. Other topics of discussion that can be covered are biodiversity, the rainforest or nocturnal animals.

The zoo has a 6,500 square foot Reptile and Amphibian Gallery that is open for both guided and self tours. During the year, the facility also holds some very entertaining activities for people of all ages, such as the Flashlight Safari, the Tropical Rainforest exhibit and special live shows featuring owls, bats, Norway rats, scorpions, alligators and rattlesnakes. Reptiland continues to carry on the important message of preservation and conservation, through engaging exhibits and informative displays, the facility is ideal for learning all about the lesser-loved species of the animal world.

Clyde Peelings Reptiland is opened all year round, Memorial Day through Labor from 9 am until 7 pm, and April, May, September and October from 10 am until 6 pm, and November through March from 10 am until 5 pm. Show times are daily at 10:30 am, 12 pm, 3 pm and 4:30 pm; and the shows last approximately 30-45 minutes. The facilities are fully handicapped accessible and has a restaurant and gift shop on site.

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