22715 STATE ROUTE 2 MONROE,
HOURS: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE A RECONNECTION WITH THE NATURAL WORLD
Scott Petersen, also known to many as the Reptile Man, founded the Reptile Zoo in 1996 with the hope of furthering his goal to help others appreciate more fully the beauties and mysteries the natural world has to offer. Before founding the Reptile Zoo he was a high school biology teacher. After a few years of teaching he decided to start a business performing reptile presentations at schools and other venues. More than 20 years later, he continues to live his dream by sharing his passion for reptiles throughout the state. He has performed for over 800 schools, festivals, corporate parties and other events. Scott has been featured on Disney’s Bill Nye The Science Guy and PBS’s Biz Kids.
The family legacy will continue to go on as many of his children help in realizing his dream of becoming a force for good in promoting conservation and sustainability. Our hope is that the following generations will be able to enjoy nature as we have been able to do so. In addition to engaging individuals with animals on a more personal level, we are also working very hard to provide the best care possible for our animals with the limited resources that are at our disposal. We express gratitude for all the help we have received from those individuals who visit our humble zoo and continue to come back, allowing us to more fully realize our purpose.