The Cape Fear Serpentarium is North Carolina’s largest reptile zoo and museum. Visit this Wilmington attraction for close encounters with many of the rarest and most dangerous reptiles species in the world. The serpentarium features dozens of exhibits including rare and dangerous venomous species, exotic lizards and dragons, giant constrictors, crocodiles and more.
The Cape Fear Serpentarium is a 10,000 square foot structure located in the historic district of downtown Wilmington. It features 54 displays which house over 40 venomous species of snakes, 5 large bays featuring giant constrictors and 3 interior habitats housing 3 species of crocodile. Plus, the serpentarium features large and exotic species of lizards. All together, there are up to 150 animals on display at any given time.
The displays at this indoor zoo are some of the largest of their kind in the world. They were designed to allow the animals to experience almost every freedom they would enjoy in their natural habitat. Spectators will enjoy rarely observed reptile behavior including mating, combat and live feedings.
Cape Fear Serpentarium
Featured on Discovery TV, Animal Planet, the Wilmington Star News and many others, the Cape Fear Serpentarium attracts scientists and tourists alike from all over the world.
Visit this Wilmington attraction to explore the following incredible exhibits:
The venomous exhibits include King Cobra, Gaboon Viper, Central American Bushmaster, Spitting Cobra, Forest Cobra, Cape Cobra, Black Mamba, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Puff Adder and many more.
Constrictors / Non-Venomous Exhibits:
These exhibits include Emerald Tree Boa, Burmese Python, Giant Anaconda, Carpet Python, Reticulated Python, Green Tree Python and many more.
The Cape Fear Serpentarium houses three species of crocodile including Siamese Crocodile, Nile Crocodile and Salt Water Crocodile.
The great lizards exhibits feature the Green Iguana, Argentine Tegu and more.
Cape Fear Serpentarium Hours
Weekdays: 11AM – 5PM
Weekends: 11AM – 6PM
Hours vary seasonally, so call 910-762-1669 to confirm current schedule.
Cape Fear Serpentarium Location:
This Wilmington attraction is located where Orange Street meets the Cape Fear River in historic downtown Wilmington,
between River and Front Streets.
Click here to be directed to the official Cape Fear Serpentarium website.