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Is My Nature Lab open to the public?

Yes! My Nature Lab is open to the public during Open Lab, five days a week, year-round. Learn more about Open Lab here.

Do I need a reservation to come to
My Nature Lab?

No, you do not need a reservation to visit My Nature Lab.

What age groups is My Nature Lab for?

My Nature Lab is open to and curated for all ages! Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by someone 18 or older.

Can I drop off my child at My Nature Lab?

Children under the age of 14 cannot be dropped off at Open Lab at My Nature Lab, and must be accompanied by someone 18 or older at all times. 

Looking for a drop-off program? Check out our programs here.

How long should I expect to stay at Open Lab?

While we invite you to stay as long as you'd like, most people stay 1-3 hours per visit.

What should I bring to visit My Nature Lab?

Make sure to bring your brain (ready to learn!) and a water bottle. The building is nice and warm for the animals (usually around 80+ degrees), so
dress appropriately.

My Nature Lab does not sell or provide food or water bottles. We do have potable water for refilling personal bottles.

What precautions is My Nature Lab taking against COVID-19?

Our mask policy follows current CDC recommendations. To optimize airflow, we try to keep our spacious garage doors open as much as possible, depending on outside temperature. If the outside temperature is between 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit, the garage doors will most likely be open.

If you'd like to experience My Nature Lab fully outdoors, consider checking out one of our memberships that offers field trips here.

Can I donate my reptile or amphibian?

Depending on the space and need we have at the time, we may or may not be able to take in your unwanted reptile or amphibian as an educational ambassador. Please do not bring any animals in to My Nature Lab for inquiry. Please contact us if you'd like to inquire about donating your animal.

Can I donate food for reptiles & amphibians?

Yes! We will always accept reptile and amphibian food such as:
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Feeder Insects (ex. hornworms, mealworms, superworms, etc.)
  • Purchased frozen rodents or birds

We cannot accept wild-caught rodents or birds. If you would like to purchase live or frozen food for donation, please visit the Animal Sponsorships page or contact us for suppliers.

Will I get to touch or hold animals?

Yes! You will most likely get to touch or hold any number of animals during your visit to My Nature Lab. This is contingent on the animal and the behavior of the guest.

Does My Nature Lab sell pet supplies or animals?

No, we do not sell pet supplies or animals. My Nature Lab is an educational organization.

What kinds of animals can I expect to see?

My Nature Lab is focused on educating about reptiles and amphibians. You can expect to see snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders! Come visit and meet axolotls, anacondas, sulcata tortoises, reticulated pythons, and more!

Is there a feeding schedule for Feeding Friday?

No, there is not a feeding schedule for Feeding Friday. Every Friday we are feeding animals all day, from 9 am to 5 pm!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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