Edisto Island Serpentarium offers unique experiences with reptiles and a variety of programs tailored to your needs! With our live local and exotic reptiles, we teach about a variety of things, including how to identify venomous and non-venomous snakes, the interesting adaptations reptiles have developed, how reptiles fit into the ecosystem, how to stay safe during a reptile encounter, and much more! Our programs start at 45 minutes and can be extended by staff members choice or request from you. Please let us know when booking if you would like a long show so that can be coordinated.

Reptiles on the Move

This is our standard reptile presentation, which can be tailored to specific age groups as needed. This presentation includes venomous and non-venomous snakes local to the southeast and either an alligator OR local turtles. Snakes can either be presented by the handler or in vision cages as appropriate for your audience and venue.

Safety Program

This program is tailored specifically for emergency services groups, foresters, power company linemen, scout groups and other groups who may either have close encounters with dangerous reptiles or treat those who do. Learn which snakes are dangerous, how venom works, and what not to do when bitten. Our reptile handler will bring examples of common venomous snakes to the region and explain how to properly respond to a snake bite on the scene in order to give medical professionals the best chance to treat the victim properly.

Animal Defense Mechanisms

Bet you know how a rattlesnake defenses itself from predators but do you know how a tortoise defends itself. Alligators can use their mouths to chomp on things trying to harm them but do they have other sources that they use to protect them in the wild. Ask for this course for a fun educational course on reptiles and how they fend and fight off predators.

Scaly Friends

Let us bring our animals to your event! This is more of a hands on, question and answer program. Your group will be allowed to touch, feel and ask questions. There is no lecture with this program. This is great for smaller kids or groups just wanting to get acquainted with reptiles. Make your event a hit with scaly friends!


Pricing varies per program factoring in location, program choice, length of program, and time. Most outreaches will start at $400. Please fill out an application if interested and a staff member will get back with you soon. Please reach out to us at edistoserpentarium@gmail.com with any questions concerning booking your outreach.

Lodging, meals and travel expenses will be added if necessary.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in booking a program with us.

Invite us to your school, church, business, event or group meeting! Call or email to book your programs today.

*Please book outreach programs at least 14 business days in advance so that we can schedule presenters accordingly. Specific dates and times not guaranteed until you receive confirmation.

Please complete this Outreach Programs Registration Form