NewsRegionOakland County


The Reptarium offers patrons an up close encounter with turtles, snakes and frogs

Posted at 6:07 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 08:22:33-04

Are you ready to conquer your fears? Or are you a lover of unique exotic reptiles?

There’s a brand new experience in Metro Detroit.

One of the worlds leading experts in snakes and reptiles Brian Barczyk combined his love for reptiles and his love for people by opening up The Reptarium in Utica.

It’s on Van Dyke just north of M-59. 

It's a unique immersive, hands-on experience that brings many of the 200 reptiles out from behind the glass or lets you go into the cage with them.

Barczyk is passionate about helping people conquer their fears and educating them about the animals he loves.

You'll see a two-headed turtle, rare snakes, unique frogs, and even an alligator!

The Reptarium is at 45559 Van Dyke Ave. in Utica.