Museum & Galleries

Snake Park

Kenya / Africa

The Nairobi Snake Park, located on Museum Hill, a little below the National Museum of Kenya, was founded in January 1961, partly housed in a small building with a central garden.  It contains snakes, crocodiles and tortoises in enclosures, some snakes behind glass, and some in the open air. It is a research facility and popular attraction, aiming to educate visitors on the importance of snakes in our ecosystems and the potential dangers of snakebites, and how to avoid them. 

Surrounded by the botanical garden, the snake park is open to visitors of all ages. In addition to our selection of over 20 different snake species, there is an aquarium with multicoloured fishes; and crocodiles, among other reptiles and amphibians.  This is also a rescue and rehabilitation centre for reptiles (abandoned, confiscated, illegal collection).   A visit can include interactive sessions with harmless reptiles and amphibians, the feeding of crocodiles and other activities. 

The entry fee for Kenyan citizens is 150 ksh per child and 300 ksh per adult, and the fee also admitting to the National Museum.

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