East Bay Vivarium Travelling Reptile Show


Looking to spice up your next birthday party or social event? Let the East Bay Vivarium bring our traveling menagerie to surprise, delight and amaze everyone of every age. We have more than 25 years of experience presenting the wild and wonderful world of CREEPIES, CRAWLIES, and CRITTERS!


The East Bay Vivarium's Travelling Reptile Program presents fun and educational programs to classrooms, preschools, high schools, colleges, television shows, scouting programs, fraternal organizations, and community groups. Our one-hour program features between 20 and 30 amazing creatures. We teach natural history, animal husbandry and safety. We can vary our program to emphasize specific topics such as rainforest and desert ecology, evolution and adaptation, animals in the classroom and even dinosaurs (the big scaley examples are not available - sorry! Look out your window for the feathery dinosaurs, though!).

Among our many animal stars you might encounter:

  • The frog that can kill a horse!

  • The tortoise that can outlive your grandchildren!

  • The lizard with five legs!

  • The snake that makes friends with gophers!


We also typically bring along a tarantula, scorpion, salamander, frogs, lizards, turtles, snakes, and a giant tortoise, giant monitor and giant boa! The program is very exciting and perfectly safe. We can do a one hour focused program or simply walk our charges through the crowd during larger gatherings. Our program can be adjusted for any age group. Call us today for the coolest and creepiest party you'll ever throw!

Booking and Rates

Arrangements can be made by calling OWEN at the East Bay Vivarium or by email at Our phone number is (510) 841-1400 and we are open from 11am to 7pm Pacific Time on weekdays and from 11am to 6pm Pacific Time on weekends. We prefer to book events at least one month in advance but will make every effort to include last minute clients as well.

Rates for our traveling Reptile Program are as follows:

Weekdays: $250 plus $1 per mile traveling fee (round trip from Berkeley)
Evenings and Weekends: $300 plus $1 a mile

*Note - Effective January 1, 2020 rates will increase as stated here;

Weekdays: $300 plus $1 per mile traveling fee (round trip from Berkeley)

Evenings and Weekends: $350 plus $1 a mile

Payment is due upon arrival.

Video Call Shows

Have an account with a video conference app e.g. zoom, google hang outs, skype? We are available for video call reptile shows any evening and Thursday, Friday during the day. This hour long virtual show brings you all the up close and personal animal experience you would get from our in-person show but from the safety of your home. This is great for online learning, birthday parties and any reptile enthusiast activity. *Please note that we do not have have accounts with these apps, we can only join an existing host*


Video call show rates:

Weekdays: $300

Evenings and weekends: $350

Payment is due at the time of the show. Payment arrangements will be made with Owen either by phone (510)841-1400 or  email at


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all about the East Bay Vivarium's Reptile Program or visit our FAQ page!

Should you prefer to book this online, please submit the following information:

  1. Name, address, and phone number

  2. Preferred date with alternate dates and times

  3. Nature of event (eg, birthday party, school show, etc.)

  4. Special requests for topics or specific animals

We will contact you, usually within 48 hours, to confirm.

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