Individual Tickets:
Child: $6
Child under 2: $3
Adult: $8
Smithsonian Associate Members: $5
(Prices for Seasons of Light are $1 more than prices listed above)

Group Tickets:
$6/person for Seasons of Light
(free adult for every 20 students)

If you have a group of 10 children or more, please visit our Group Sales page.

* unless otherwise noted

Ecosystems Alive
Thurs.-Fri., Apr. 20-21 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Recommended for Ages 6-11 / Grades 1st – 6th

Ecosystems AliveFrom tropical forests to tundras, deserts to wetlands, our planet’s ecosystems display a rich diversity. Be introduced to live reptiles from a variety of habitats and discover why healthy ecosystems are so important to all life. You might get to meet a boa constrictor, box turtle, bearded dragon, or other creatures from around the world. 

About the Presenter:
Reptiles Alive LLC is the realized dream of Caroline Seitz. Caroline has loved reptiles, especially snakes, from the time she was 3 years old. In 1998, she created “The Reptile Lady" when she left her zoo position to focus full time on creating an educational live animal show organization. Two year later, Caroline was presenting so many shows, she had to bring in help and the name was officially changed to Reptiles Alive, LLC. Since then, Reptiles Alive has been featured on television, radio, and newspapers. In addition to teaching classes and presenting live reptile shows each year, they also assist animal control agencies and police departments with reptile rescues. For more information, please visit them online at

Resources for Educators:
Standards of Learning
Learning Guide