EcoVivarium

EcoVivarium EcoVivarium is a nonprofit educational Living Museum, and Reptile Sanctuary EcoVivarium is a nonprofit living museum located in Escondido, California.
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Visit with our LIVE reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods! Hands-on encounters with reptiles on every tour! We are open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Wednesday through Friday we are open for educational field trips, and private tours from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Field Trips must be reserved in advance. Private tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday during normal hou

rs by advance reservation ONLY. Having a Party? - Invite EcoVivarium to join you and your guests for once-in-a-lifetime hands-on interaction with our amazing Reptile and Arthropods Animal Ambassadors! Call us today to book your Party Reservation. Educational programs are available at your location throughout Southern California. Need more information - call us at (760)-975-9690 or check out our website www.EcoVivarium.org

Everyone say hi to Mushu! She is a one year old Crested Gecko looking for a home. She is visually impaired. This silly g...
10/06/2023

Everyone say hi to Mushu! She is a one year old Crested Gecko looking for a home. She is visually impaired. This silly girl likes obstacle courses, watermelon food, and exploring the world through touch. She will sit on your hand for a little while, but watch out! This little lady can only hold her adventurous attitude in for so long and she will go exploring.

Crested Geckos are look-at-only animals. They do not do well in homes with young children. She does need to be hand fed.

A good Samaritan brought us a young tortoise on September 30, 2023.  The tortoise was found near Oakhill cemetery in Esc...
10/05/2023

A good Samaritan brought us a young tortoise on September 30, 2023. The tortoise was found near Oakhill cemetery in Escondido. If you have lost your tortoise and believe that, we have your tortoise, please call the office number below. Please be ready to provide proof of ownership.

Please share this post so we can find this tortoise’s owners. I’m sure they are very worried about their lost pet.

One of our new intakes, Pluto the Tegu, was the man of the hour at Family Safety Day! He really enjoyed his first ever o...
10/05/2023

One of our new intakes, Pluto the Tegu, was the man of the hour at Family Safety Day! He really enjoyed his first ever outing (I think the purple chair helped!). Plus, the kids loved him.

We are excited to announce that we were selected to win a generous $4,000 grant from Harrah's Resort Southern California...
10/05/2023

We are excited to announce that we were selected to win a generous $4,000 grant from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In-4-Change grant. Your votes and support contributed to this honor. We are honored to be the recipients of this grant, and we thank you for your support.

Homeschool Friday is back starting September 8th, 2023. On the second Friday of each month we will hold homeschool Frida...
08/28/2023

Homeschool Friday is back starting September 8th, 2023.

On the second Friday of each month we will hold homeschool Friday. You and your family, co-op, or learning pod can take a one hour petting only tour for $10/person!

If you have a group of 18 or more people check out our field trips.

Today is the LAST DAY to help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-I...
08/28/2023

Today is the LAST DAY to help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

Share with your friends and family!

In 2022, Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s All-in 4 Change grant program awarded $150,000 in cash to 15 well-deserving non-profits from San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties.

Now that all the kiddos are back in school EcoVivarium Reptile Sanctuary will be shifting back to our school-year hours....
08/27/2023

Now that all the kiddos are back in school EcoVivarium Reptile Sanctuary will be shifting back to our school-year hours.

We will open to the public Friday-Sunday for walk-in tours. On Wednesday and Thursday we will be doing field trips, school programs, and advanced reservation tours.

Comment below if you have questions!

08/26/2023

Kiwi is just gonna do what Kiwi wants to do.

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit...
08/24/2023

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

Click the link above or the link in our bio to vote!

You can vote multiple times by clearing your browser history. It only take 30 seconds and no information is needed!

When: Vote 8/14-8/28

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit...
08/20/2023

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

When: Vote 8/14-8/28
You can vote each day!

In 2022, Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s All-in 4 Change grant program awarded $150,000 in cash to 15 well-deserving non-profits from San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties.

On Sunday, August 20th, EcoVivarium Reptile Sanctuary will be closed due to inclement weather. We apologize for the last...
08/20/2023

On Sunday, August 20th, EcoVivarium Reptile Sanctuary will be closed due to inclement weather. We apologize for the last minute closure, but we made the difficult decision to close tomorrow out of an abundance of caution and concern for traveler’s safety. We will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, August 23rd.

08/19/2023

HOW TO VOTE MORE THAN ONCE!
No info is needed to vote and it takes about 30 seconds!

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

Click the link above or the link in our bio to vote!

You can vote multiple times by clearing your browser history. It only take 30 seconds and no information is needed!

When: Vote 8/14-8/28

08/19/2023

HOW TO VOTE!
No info is needed to vote and it takes about 30 seconds!

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

Click the link above or the link in our bio to vote!

You can vote multiple times by clearing your browser history. It only take 30 seconds and no information is needed!

When: Vote 8/14-8/28

Pepper deserves your vote! Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All...
08/18/2023

Pepper deserves your vote!

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

Click the link above or the link in our bio to vote!

You can vote multiple times by clearing your browser history. It only take 30 seconds and no information is needed!

When: Vote 8/14-8/28

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit...
08/17/2023

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

You can click on the link in the bio or the link above to vote!

When: Vote 8/14-8/28

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit...
08/14/2023

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

You can vote each day!

When: Vote 8/14-8/28

In 2022, Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s All-in 4 Change grant program awarded $150,000 in cash to 15 well-deserving non-profits from San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties.

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit...
08/12/2023

Help us win our share of $150,000 in cash grants from Harrah's Resort Southern California All-In 4 Change program. Visit https://harrahssocal.com/all-in-4-change to vote!

When: Vote 8/14-8/28

Our Hatchling Volunteers participated in our first Reading with Dragons Event at EcoVivarium. For years, we have done re...
08/10/2023

Our Hatchling Volunteers participated in our first Reading with Dragons Event at EcoVivarium. For years, we have done reading with Dragons at the Escondido Public Library, but now we our volunteers doing it here in the building too! These volunteers are reading to our Animal Ambassadors to help socialize them. Feel free to join us at the Escondido Public Library on the first Thursday of each month so your little ones can read to the dragons too!

Thomas the Bearded Dragon got adopted! He looks like he’s having a good time in his new home.
08/10/2023

Thomas the Bearded Dragon got adopted! He looks like he’s having a good time in his new home.

Come see our animal ambassadors at the museum! We have over 480 animals that would love some cuddles from you. Did you k...
08/05/2023

Come see our animal ambassadors at the museum! We have over 480 animals that would love some cuddles from you.

Did you know we are a nonprofit? All of the ticket proceeds go to feeding and caring for the animals!

Pepe the Desert Tortoise is waiting for you to visit the museum! Did you know we are a nonprofit organization and we run...
07/28/2023

Pepe the Desert Tortoise is waiting for you to visit the museum!

Did you know we are a nonprofit organization and we run solely on donations and grants? Each time you visit EcoVivarium the money from your tour or event goes directly to the animals.

We need people to know we are here! If you love EcoVivarium and our precious reptiles please tell people to come visit.

Hey everyone! Meet the newest addition to the EcoVivarium family, Pickles. Pickles is a young female Bearded Dragon. Fro...
07/21/2023

Hey everyone! Meet the newest addition to the EcoVivarium family, Pickles. Pickles is a young female Bearded Dragon. From what we were told, she was abandoned near military housing. In a few weeks she will be looking for her forever family! Keep rescues in mind when looking for new pets.

Also, if you know anyone that has newspaper they would like to donate we need a lot of it!

We are in desperate need of newspaper! If you have extra newspaper please donate to our rescue animals. If you know anyo...
07/21/2023

We are in desperate need of newspaper! If you have extra newspaper please donate to our rescue animals.

If you know anyone that has a lot of newspapers please send them this message.

07/16/2023

Here’s some Crestie cuteness some this wonderful Sunday!

Come see Banana Birdy the Created Gecko at EcoVivarium today!

Adoption event today at Petsmart in Escondido. Come before 2 o’clock to see some amazing rescues reptiles.              ...
07/15/2023

Adoption event today at Petsmart in Escondido. Come before 2 o’clock to see some amazing rescues reptiles.

07/06/2023

Like if you love these cuties! I know I do!

If you wanna see cool reptiles like these Animal Ambassadors then come visit EcoVivarium.

Toast was doing a perfect little pose the other day!
07/06/2023

Toast was doing a perfect little pose the other day!

Today, we had a very special visitor! All Clara asked for, for her birthday was donations for EcoVivarium. She ended up ...
07/01/2023

Today, we had a very special visitor! All Clara asked for, for her birthday was donations for EcoVivarium. She ended up raising over $208!!! That’s enough money to feed our Bearded Dragons for over a month. It just goes to show you that no matter your size you can make a big difference.

Thank you Clara for your donation. Thank you for being generous and selfless on your birthday to help rescued animals.

Feel free to share this post to spread happiness.!

These beautiful glasses are made by Escondido Stone and Glass. Order your snake friendly glasses today! So many talented...
06/26/2023

These beautiful glasses are made by Escondido Stone and Glass. Order your snake friendly glasses today! So many talented folks in Escondido!

One of our adopted Leopard Geckos, Pepper, was wearing a shed onesie! How cute! Did you know that Leopard Geckos eat the...
06/24/2023

One of our adopted Leopard Geckos, Pepper, was wearing a shed onesie!

How cute!

Did you know that Leopard Geckos eat their shed to restore lost calcium?

Did you also know that we do adoptions?!

Happy Father’s Day! Dad’s get into the the museum free today with the purchase of one or more silver/gold tour tickets. ...
06/18/2023

Happy Father’s Day!

Dad’s get into the the museum free today with the purchase of one or more silver/gold tour tickets. Offer is not available for Private Tours and Programs.

As a nonprofit organization, we dependheavily on our volunteers to fulfill our mission toINSPIRE - EMPOWER and EDUCATE t...
06/12/2023

As a nonprofit organization, we depend
heavily on our volunteers to fulfill our mission to
INSPIRE - EMPOWER and EDUCATE the community.
We're looking for both long and short-term volunteers.
We are also interviewing potential board members. If
you love our reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods - you
see value in educating people about the vital role they
play in the environment, then join our volunteer team!

As a nonprofit organization, we depend heavily on our volunteers to fulfill our mission to INSPIRE - EMPOWER and EDUCATE...
06/12/2023

As a nonprofit organization, we depend heavily on our volunteers to fulfill our mission to INSPIRE - EMPOWER and EDUCATE the community. We're looking for both long and short-term volunteers. We are also interviewing potential board members. If you love our reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods - you see value in educating people to the vital role they play in the environment, then join our volunteer team!

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06/11/2023

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Having fun with SD Mom's at Alesmith Brewery today!
06/11/2023

Having fun with SD Mom's at Alesmith Brewery today!

12/31/2022

Happy Noon Year! Celebrating at The Plunge with San Diego Moms!

12/31/2022

Fun with San Diego Moms Noon-Year Celebration at the Plunge!

Harley, now called Rocky, got adopted today! We are so excited for Owen and Travis. We hope you love Rocky as much as we...
12/31/2022

Harley, now called Rocky, got adopted today! We are so excited for Owen and Travis. We hope you love Rocky as much as we do.

Address

641 E Pennsylvania Avenue
Escondido, CA
92025

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm

Telephone

+1 760-975-9690

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Happy Pet Day
Thank you Susan for sharing your Museum and creatures with us! Our patients and friends had an amazing time and read a lot!
Thank you EcoVivarium and Escondido Public Library for your reading with dragons program! My kids loved it!!
Thanks to the Coast News for the wonderful article! Share this with everyone you know! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Good morning - did you find Lemony Snicket?
I am the Activity Director for Felicita Vida Senior Living and I just brought my residents there for a docent interactive tour. we LOVED it! thank you so much for all the time you spent with us, we truly enjoyed ourselves. We found out it's never to late to learn new things :-)
Our fun and educational day at the El Cajon Library. Thank you EcoVivarium for coming out. We had a Great time!!
We had so much fun! Thank you!
What's black and white and colorful all over? It's Pepper, hanging out with campers during a coloring break!
Thank you for hosting my husband and I back in January. We had a fantastic time! Check out our recent review of the museum. We love it!