Hours of Operation:

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Holiday Closures

News Years Day 

Independence Day


Christmas Eve (early closure)

Christmas Day

Admission Rates:

Ages 12 and up - $16

Ages 3 through 11 - $14

Ages 2 and under - FREE

* Age 65 and older - $14

* Veterans (with military ID) - $14

Group Rates

$10 for ages 3 through 11
$12 for ages 12 and up

$12 for Seniors 65+ and Veterans with ID

Planning a field trip for a school or organization? Please contact us directly.

Eligibility Requirements

We are happy to extend these special rates to groups of all kinds, we just ask that the following criteria be met.

Groups must:

  • Have a minimum of 15 people paying admission
    (infants do not count)

  • Pay in one lump sum upon arrival

Exclusions and Restrictions

Group rates are offered for general admission only. They do not apply to special events or birthday parties. Group rates cannot be combined with any other discounts, passes, or coupons. Other restrictions may apply.

Have questions or want to schedule your visit? Give us a call at 860.207.9335!

Covid Policies & Procedures


To Our Valued Guests:

Riverside Reptiles Education Center, (RREC), places the safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers as our number one priority. You can trust us to provide a safe, fun, and of course, an unforgettable experience at our center. As we continue to provide you with a unique experience here at our center, the way we plan to run things has been affected due to COVID-19. We have worked to create a set of guidelines and will continue to update them as more information becomes available. We are looking forward to sharing the brand new exhibits, animals, and the goodies in the Gift Shop with you!

Safety of Our Guests

  • Physical Distancing: Practice physical distancing and keep at least 6 feet between your party and others.

  • Face Coverings: All guests are required to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose during their visit.

  • Enhanced Sanitation: Hand sanitizer will be available in select locations throughout our center. Hand washing stations will also be available in our restroom locations.


Ticketing & Attendance:

In accordance with state requirements we will be capping our attendance to 100 persons per hour.


We no longer use timed tickets, and on-site Admission will be available at the door.


Rain checks and refunds will not be issued.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone, now extending to anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Your ticket is a revocable license and may be taken and admission refused upon refund of purchase price. Holder of this ticket understands that there is inherent risk involved with attending this attraction. Holder voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers associated with participation in this attraction. In consideration and acceptance of entrance into this attraction, holder agrees to release the operator, its parent corporations, affiliates, officers, directors, volunteers, employees, and landlord from any liability, harm, injury or death, cost or expense whatsoever that may arise directly or indirectly from attending this attraction or any of the attractions at this location.