Edisto Island Serpentarium | Edisto Beach SC

When Mark told me that we were going to do an episode on this place on Edisto Island in South Carolina that has a large selection of snakes, alligators and other reptiles, I was a little skeptical. Then I walked into the Edisto Island Serpentarium. It was wonderful! From their tropical room indoors to the beautiful garden and habitats outdoors, I was hooked! Run by area natives, the Clamp Family, the hospitality was warm and welcoming. We watched excited students file in for a field trip and even attended one of their lectures. What an amazing place! It should be a must-see place on your next trip to the beach!

Come with us as we show you some of the amazing reptiles in their care!

Fun Facts About The Serpentarium

  • 1 There are a lot of different varieties of reptiles living at the Edisto Island Serpentarium. In fact, brothers, Heyward and Ted Clamp, collected the majority of them.
  • 2 You can watch the alligators being fed at noon and at 4pm daily. While experiencing this, you also learn pretty cool facts about the life and history of these amazing reptiles.
  • 3 The Serpentarium gives entertaining lectures four time a day: 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. From cool facts to myth busting, you will learn so much about our cold-blooded friends.
  • 4 Can’t come to the Serpentarium, they will come to you! You can book one of their outreach programs will teach everything from identifying venomous and non-venomous snakes and safety to learning about how different reptiles adapt to their environment.
  • 5 The Edisto Island Serpentarium has both indoor and outdoor reptile exhibits where you can observe and admire the different varieties of reptiles in their care.

While in the Area

Of course, while you’re on Edisto Island, you must make a trip to the beach! You can find public parking along the scenic oceanfront, or you can visit Edisto Beach State Park.

What to Eat

While on the beach, find delicious seafood at McConkey’s Jungle Shack. From classic Fish and Chips to All-American fare like hamburgers, hot dogs and wings, you will find something for everyone in your party! They also have several local craft beer options, wine, sangria and, of course, Southern staples like sweet tea and lemonade. 

Visit The Edisto Island Serpentarium | Edisto Beach SC

1374 Highway 174, Edisto Island SC 29438
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(843) 869-1171 

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