Please fill out the form to inquire about Outreach programs. These programs can be done here at our facility or yours.

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 program has no lecture and is all hands on touch and feel. This is a 45 minute program that can be booked for a longer time frame with an additional charge. This is great for smaller kids or groups just wanting to get acquainted with reptiles. Make your event a hit with scaly friends!

Mobile Reptiles

Invite our reptiles to come out to your next event. We will bring an assortment of reptiles out to your event or party. The reptiles will be in vision cages and/or visible travel enclosures. At the handlers choice the day of the party or event there may or may not be a touch time included with this. (This decision would be made based off of location, weather, amount of people attending, etc.) This is a great way to include reptiles at your event without being hands on.

Birthday Bash

The same as scaly friends with some extras. The animals come to party. They will also bring the birthday girl or boy a gift from the park. (Please be sure to include in the comments the birthday persons name and favorite reptile for us.)

What you need to know

For most requested outreaches our handlers will need enough room to fit a 5-6 foot table. For larger events we may need more than one table. If we are going to be outdoors we will need a place to fit a 10×10 tent for weather/shade. Also for larger groups and most outdoor events we will need a PA set up or system. If you have requested venomous snakes to attend your event please know that if we are pulling them from their travel containers for education purposes we will need a space of about 3 foot or more in between the handler and the guest to ensure safety for everyone. We do have our own supplies but if you would like to supply them for us please just let us know.


***Pricing will be determined on amount of people for the program and may not reflect the pricing listed below due to current changes in our Outreach programs***

Pricing varies per program factoring in location, program choice, length of program and amount of people that will be attending the program. We will also include expenses for travel, lodging, meals and staffing as we deem necessary. Charges will be included on the invoice that you receive by email before the program date. Please fill out an application if interested and a staff member will get back with you soon. Please reach out to us at with any questions concerning booking your outreach.

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