Photos of our Visit to Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland

July 4, 2018,

Yesterday Mary Jane, our son Scott, and I had a great trip to Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland in Allenwood, PA.  Cost is $16 for adults.  $14 for children ages 3 through 11.  Summer time hours are 9 am to 6 pm.  Because of the heat, we decided to arrive at 9 am just as the doors opened.  A good plan!  It was relatively cool and we almost had the park to ourselves for photography.  We decided to see the outside exhibits first while it was not too hot.

A typical tourist can see the zoo in about 2 hours.  It may take longer for a photographer as there are so many photo opportunities.

If you go at 9 am on a weekday, you should have the place almost to yourself.  One can photograph without distractions.  I had good access to the animals.  We did not see any signs restricting photography.  Scott and I did not use a tripod or flash.

Enjoy your photo trip!

Dan Hyde

The best part of the park for me was the “Dinosaurs Come to Life” path with about a dozen life-size animatronics-run dinosaurs.  Some dinosaurs move their heads, open their month, roar and may spray water on you!

I was impressed by how the dinosaurs are hidden in the vegetation along the path.  Notice that the above dinosaurs have feathers as was discovered by scientists a few years ago.

The Emu is an example of a living dinosaur.

Several animals in the outside exhibits.

We attended the 30-minute live show “The Ruling Reptiles” at 10:30 am.  We really liked the show!  Mary Jane and Scott got to pet an alligator at the end of the show.

Above is the house for Parakeet Landing.  We found it worth it to pay the $2 for a seed stick.

We had no trouble getting a parakeet to land on our sticks.

One can get very close to the parakeets for great shots!

I’m partial to the geckos and the poison dart frogs.


Posted by Dan Hyde

Dan is the Chair of the Lewisburg Photography Club.