93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306

Reptile Shows

Join us for a Reptile Show to get up close to and learn about a few of the incredible terrestrial animals from around the world.
We have snakes, lizards, turtles, and more!

This hands-on experience will take you around the world to learn about where the animals come from and the adaptations they have to survive.

You will have the chance to touch and even hold the animals throughout the ~30 minute program!

Daily Schedule

Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 1:00 pm (September-June)
Monday through Friday at 12:00pm and 2:30pm (July-August)
Schedule varies for School Break Weeks

Newly Added: After-School Reptile Show

4:00 pm on the first Wednesday of every month (October-June)

Schedule is subject to change

Tickets are $8.00 (additional) per person and available online or at the admissions desk on a first come, first served basis.

All members receive two free tickets to reptile shows and children under 3 are free.
All guests must reserve their spot due to limited availability.

- Sneak Peek of Our Animals -

Bearded Dragon: Pogona barbata

From the arid woodlands and deserts of central Australia, the Bearded Dragon gets its name from their ability to flare out the skin on their neck when threatened or feeling territorial. These diurnal omnivores, forage for anything from insects and small mammals to fruits and flowers.

Tarantula: Theraphosidae

From the southern United States to Australia & South America, these creatures can be found in most of the southern hemisphere. As one of the world’s largest arachnids, they can range in size from 4.5 to 11 inches depending on the species. Unlike many spiders, Tarantulas don’t primarily use their webs to catch prey, they ambush & use their venom to hunt everything from small insects to frogs and mice!

Ball Python: Python regius

Native to Western & Central Africa, Ball Pythons get their name from their natural defensive behaviors. When threatened, Ball Pythons curl up into a ball with their head toward the center. Also called the “Royal Python,” ancient royalty wore them as living jewelry; showing off their beautiful patterns. In fact, no two python patterns are identical.

Guests must arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled program to redeem online tickets.

For the safety of our animals, guests must be at least four years old to participate in any hands-on portion of the program.
Pregnant women or parents caring for infants are also not recommended to be in contact with reptiles.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Aquarium admission is not included with the Reptile Show Ticket and MUST be purchased separately.


93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306


(518) 280-5100

Contact Emails

General – viaguestservices@gmail.com
General Manager – tom@viaaquarium.com
Marketing – hunter@viaportusa.com

Via Aquarium Hours

Daily Hours of Operation:
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Important: Ticket window will close an hour before closing (5:00 PM). Please arrive before 5:00 PM to be admitted to the aquarium.

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