2501 Rutherford Road, Vaughan
Phone: (905) 761-6223
Toll Free: 1-888-REPTILIA (737-8454)
Reptilia Hours of Operation:
- General admission (ages 13-64) $15*
- Children (ages 4-12) $10*
- Seniors (ages 65+) $12*
- Babies/Toddlers (ages 0-3) FREE*
*Please note, above prices do not include tax and are subject to change. You may confirm current pricing by calling Reptilia or checking the Reptilia website.
Reptilia's retail store is always free to visit, so stop by anytime to get reptile care advice and purchase animals and supplies.
Special Events and Programming:
Summer and winter day camps for children aged 4-12 run for several weeks throughout the year. The camps include not only an educational experience with the reptiles and amphibians, but also more traditional day camp activities such as crafts and games.
Other special events may be scheduled by groups, such as guided tours or the special flashlight tours that keep the lights low so nocturnal zoo residents will come to life. Consult the Reptilia website for details.
The Reptilia Retail Store:
The store serves as both a gift shop and a supply store for hobbyists. In the gift shop category, there's everything from stuffed animals, magnets and t-shirts to home decor for inside and out.
For hobbyists, there are the terrariums, lights, and other equipment to get you set-up, plenty of books to help you educate yourself, a variety of food (including the supplies to raise your own crickets), and of course the animals themselves.
If you love reptiles and amphibians - or are trying to buy a gift for someone who does - the Reptilia store is a great place to browse, and very likely buy.
Getting to Reptilia by Public Transit:
One option is to take the TTC to Downsview Station and get on 107C, 107D, or 107F Keele Northbound. This bus will go all the way up to Rutherford Road, but you'll have to pay an additional York Region Transit fare to ride it that far. Be sure to get a transfer so you can get on York Region Transit's westbound 85 Rutherford bus, which stops right near Reptilia.
Driving to Reptilia:
Get on Highway 400 North. Just a few exits north of the 407 is the exit for Rutherford Road. Exit onto Rutherford Road heading eastbound, passing the giant Vaughan Mills Mall. Drive for about five minutes and you'll see Reptilia. Just look for the big green banners on the south side of the road, past the WEGZ Stadium Bar.Enter the parking lot from Rutherford Road. Parking is free.
The Animals of Reptilia:
Weighing in at about 1500 pounds between the two of them, Nile crocodiles Induna and Nandi are two of the most eye-catching residents of Reptilia (and they ones who are saved until the end). Be sure to look up above the enclosure to see the giant crates from their international.
But you don't have to be big to be noticeable. Much closer to the entrance, Bright Blue Poison Dart Frogs are on display, as are a variety lizards, turtles and tortoises.
Snakes of all sizes lay in wait for their next meal - vipers, constrictors and rattlers are all on hand. Speaking of meals, if you're interested in seeing a feeding you can check the online schedule to make sure you're in the right place at the right time. But if you're squeamish about seeing a mouse or rat being swallowed whole, you may want to stick to the lizards and their crickets.