Meet Our Animals!
Burpee Museum has a variety of live animals, including snakes, turtles, tegus, geckos, and lizards. We take pride in our animal care and enrichment. We believe that it is important for children to interact with animals in order to build a sense of connection, empathy, and care for wildlife and the environment. Stop by our third floor exhibits to visit them!
Ball Python (Python regius)
Crested Gecko (Rhacodactylus ciliatus)
Fire & Ice
Black and White Argentine Tegus (Salvator merianae)
Caroline & Shelby
Box Turtles (Terrapene sp.)
Sheldon (a.k.a. Speedy)
Russian Tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii)
Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus)
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
17 ft Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus)
Box Turtle (Terrapene sp.).
Chip & Dale
Madagascar Day Geckos (Phelsuma madagascariensis)
Plated Lizard (Gerrhosauridae sp.)
Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
Basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus)
New Caledonian Giant Gecko
New Caledonian Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus)
Red Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
African Spurred Tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata)