Visit the East Bay Vivarium

May 15, 2018
Category: El Cerrito, California Attractions

The East Bay Vivarium is renowned for being the largest and oldest reptilian store in the United States. For all those who share an interest in the strange and fantastic nature of reptilian creatures, a visit to the East Bay Vivarium is a necessity for anyone touring the Berkeley area. This vivarium is a fantastic place to explore the variety of species of snakes and reptiles, and to learn more about each family of animal.

About East Bay Vivarium

One of the specialties that the East Bay Vivarium offers is the Reptile program, which is a travelling programs that showcases anywhere between 20 to 30 animals. These programs cover variety of topics and scientific concepts about the animals it features, including facts about their habitats and how the public can help aid their environments.

Some highlights that the East Bay Vivarium has include the care sheets available to those visiting the vivarium. These care sheets cover the basic necessities of caring for individual species of animals, should you show an interest in taking one home. The East Bay Vivarium features anywhere between 5000 to 8000 animals for sale at any given time, and the vivarium hopes to promote the proper care of each animal and its environment. The best time to visit the East Bay Vivarium is during its hours of operation listed below. A visit to this vivarium is a must for anyone with an interest in reptilian creatures.

The East Bay Vivarium was opened in 1970 by Ron Cauble, but the vivarium was relocated several times due to damage caused by earthquakes in the area. The current location of the East Bay Vivarium expands over 6000 square feet, and houses a breeding area within the store. There were several instances in history when the vivarium almost faced closure, with the most recent threat of closure being due to parking issues in 2008. But through each feat, the East Bay Vivarium has prevailed, making it a fantastic place to visit while in the area.

Located near McLaughlin Eastshore State Park State Seashore, the East Bay Vivarium is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends. The East Bay Vivarium is also conveniently located near the Hotel Mira Vista, making it the ideal Berkeley Hotel to stay in while exploring this vivarium. This hotel in Berkeley offers guest amenities and friendly customer service, as well as the lowest rates available when you book your stay directly online.

Stay at Hotel Mira Vista

Enjoy your stay at the Hotel Mira Vista while visiting the East Bay Vivarium. Conveniently located within 10 minutes of the hotel, Hotel Mira Vista offers the lowest rates available when you book directly at: