My son wants to study herpatology, so this is HIS favorite local place to go. They have a wide selection of reptiles of all kinds, venomous and non-venomous. Their gift shop is one of the cheapest I've ever seen at an attraction such as this one, so much so that I will drive there and do birthday and Christmas shopping. You don't have to go through the entire place to get to the gift shop. They have a great deal on season passes, if you're local. Honestly the only complaint I have about them is they don't have any birthday programs for teens. They DO have birthday programs for younger kids though.