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Indian River R

Indian River, ON

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Address: 2206 Hwy #7 County Rd 38 Asphodel-Norwood, Ontario, Canada, K0L 2B0 Number: 705-639-1443 Website Contact How do we get there?

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It's time to meet some new friends at the Indian River Reptile Zoo!

The Indian River Reptile Zoo is the only Reptile Facility in Canada to be an accredited member of the Canadian Association Of Zoos and Aquariums, which is kind of a big deal! 

This amazing zoo is home to over 200 reptiles, many of whom were rescued from the pet trade, and some of which are endangered, and none of which can be returned to the wild, so you know the zoo is doing a great job in looking after these beautiful creatures to ensure they have a happy life!

The reptiles are kept in climate controlled conditions with each enclosure mimicking the reptiles natural habitats, and the reptiles are rotated to be on display, giving them a break thus reducing their stress, which is great!

It's a great educational experience for kids, because not only can they meet reptiles indigenous to Canada, and from the rest of the world, but they can also learn about them with the fact sheets next to each enclosure.

Many reptiles are misunderstood, so the exhibits at the Indian River Reptile Zoo offer a chance for these barriers and misconceptions to broken down, and kids can gain a more realistic understanding of alligators, snakes, frogs and more!

Also at the zoo are nature trails, a replica of Stone Henge, dinosaur fossils and Canada's LARGEST crocodile slide!

A slitheringly fascinating day out with your new reptile friends!

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How much does it cost?



$20 + tax



Under 3s: $15 + tax / Ages 13 to 17: $17 + tax



Seniors $17 + tax


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Here is an exciting family experience- an opportunity to dig for real dinosaur bones. Experience the thrill of being a paleontologist! Enjoy digging for bones and dinosaur skeletons in our bone yard. Make a record of your find and note the strategic location for others to enjoy.

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The Indian River Reptile Zoo is located on 44 acres of unique landscape. Take a nature walk, enjoy the trail and learn about the famous Norwood Esker, a gravel ridge left behind by the area's last retreating glacier over twelve thousand years ago.

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


They love having students, so just call for details about your next field trip! There's plenty of fun things to do with kids!

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The Nature Gift Store is super fun to explore, and features dinosaur t-shirts, gifts, toys, games, books and more!

Need a little extra help?


Give them a call to ask about the accessibility!

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm (weekends only March & April, then daily from May 4th to end of Sept)

Season runs March to September.

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