Visit the Largest Reptile Sanctuary in the United States

Published July 8, 2019

It’s not too hard to find fun critters in Arizona. In fact, the climate makes it a perfect habitat for reptiles of all sizes. But where’s the best place to see all the reptiles and learn and interact with them? This is where the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary comes in handy. The largest herpetology sanctuary in the United States, they’re a non-profit organization that focuses on education and rescue and rehabilitation.


When you come in for a tour, you’re able to hold some of the reptiles as your tour guide takes you through the facility.

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Do you think crocodiles are cute? If you answered no, then you’ve probably never visited a croc nursery. See crocodiles of every size, from freshly hatched to full-grown and fearsome.


The sanctuary has many events they love to host. One of them is the Junior Keeper Programs where kids can provide hands-on care to animals while learning about them.


When you enter the Venom Room, you’ll be able to see some of the most see some of the most venomous snakes from around a world. The sanctuary also has a Non-Venomous Room where you can have the opportunity to hold and touch some of the non-venomous snakes.


If scales aren’t your thing, then you’re sure to love Mr. Chow! This otter is sure to win your heart and to be a great office helper!

No matter where you go in the sanctuary, you’re sure to learn or discover something new. Visit Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary or their Facebook page to learn more!

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