Summer at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo: A Season of Thrilling Animal Encounters and Shows!

Summer is in full swing, and our zoo is ready to offer you a thrilling lineup of Interactive Zoo Activities and special events that will make your visit unforgettable! From our exciting Snake Farm Zoo Rattlesnake Pit reopening to the summer exclusive Croc Show, there’s an adventure for everyone this season. Whether you’re a local or visiting New Braunfels for the first time, discover why our zoo is the perfect destination for Petting Zoo fun, amazing private animal encounters, and learning about the natural world.

This summer, experience the magic of close encounters with some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth. Our renowned Croc Show will dazzle you every Sunday with live, heart-pounding alligator feedings that showcase the raw power and beauty of these impressive animals. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind show where bravery meets nature in spectacular fashion!

Looking for more things to do in New Braunfels with kids? Our zoo offers a variety of hands-on experiences and educational programs that are perfect for family outings. Engage with our friendly animals, learn about our conservation efforts, and create lasting memories with each visit.

Stay tuned as we highlight more features, shows, and activities that make Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo a must-visit this summer. Join us to see why we’re one of the most Iconic Places in New Braunfels!

Don’t Miss Our Exclusive Summer Croc Show!

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Our heart-pounding exclusive Summer Croc Show!

Every Sunday at 3 PM, the air at the zoo thrums with excitement as visitors gather around the infamous gator pond for our Summer Croc Show. This summer-only spectacle features our courageous Director, Jarrod, as he dives into the action, hand-feeding these formidable crocodilians. The Croc Show is not just about the thrills; it’s an educational experience that allows you to learn about the strength, agility, and surprising grace of these ancient predators up close.

Watch in awe as Jarrod expertly navigates the waters, serving snacks to our massive alligators while dodging their powerful jaws. It’s a must-see for all ages, combining education with heart-pounding excitement. The Croc Show embodies the adventurous spirit of summer at the zoo, making it an unmissable event.

For those eager to support and participate, join the CROC SQUAD, our enthusiastic cheer team that roots for Jarrod during each feed. After the show, take advantage of the opportunity to meet and snap a photo with Ali, our resident alligator, solidifying your memorable visit. The Croc Show is not just a demonstration; it’s an invitation to witness the raw power of nature, wrapped in an unforgettable summer adventure.

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Discover a Summer Packed with Educational Fun at Our Daily Shows

Our summer at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo is bursting with a diverse array of daily shows designed for family entertainment and learning. Kick off your visit with Reptile Revelations in the morning, where you can get up close with some of the most intriguing reptiles and learn about their unique behaviors and habitats. Follow up with the White Lion Safari at 11 AM, where our expert keepers engage in feeding and training sessions with our stunning white lions, offering a rare insight into the care and management of these majestic animals.

As noon approaches, join us for the Interactive Tortoise Feeding experience, a perfect opportunity for guests of all ages to interact directly with our friendly giant tortoises. This hands-on activity not only delights but also educates visitors about the important role these creatures play in their ecosystems.

The excitement continues into the afternoon with the Carnivore Feeding Show, where you can witness the power and agility of our zoo’s top predators. This show is a thrilling demonstration of the natural behaviors of hyenas, mountain lions, and other carnivores, presented by our knowledgeable keepers who share fascinating facts about these formidable animals.

End your day with unique experiences like the Bison Banquet or the delightful Otter Odyssey. Watch as our bison enjoy their afternoon treats or experience the joyous antics of otters during their feeding time. Each program is crafted to provide an engaging and informative view into the lives of our animals, ensuring your visit is filled with memorable moments and learning opportunities.

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Experience the Thrill of the Newly Renovated Rattlesnake Pit

This summer marks a significant milestone here, with the grand reopening of our Snake Farm Zoo Rattlesnake Pit, a nationally acclaimed attraction that has captivated visitors and was even featured on the popular TV show “Dirty Jobs.” After extensive renovations, our rattlesnake pit is ready to dazzle once again, offering an even more immersive and educational experience. Set to reopen in just two weeks, this exhibit will feature state-of-the-art facilities that enhance both the safety and visibility of these mesmerizing creatures.


Rediscover the mystery and intrigue of rattlesnakes in a setting that has been carefully crafted to provide a safe and engaging viewing experience. Learn about the vital role these often-misunderstood reptiles play in the ecosystem and gain insight into their unique behaviors through our informative talks and interactive displays. The rattlesnake pit is not just an exhibit; it’s an opportunity to challenge misconceptions and appreciate the beauty of these iconic serpents up close.


Don’t miss the chance to be among the first to witness the unveiling of the revamped rattlesnake pit. It’s an ideal adventure for reptile enthusiasts and anyone curious about the natural world, promising to be one of the highlights of your visit to the zoo this summer. Reopening 4th of July weekend!



Plan Your Unforgettable Summer Adventure at our Zoo!

As the days grow longer and the excitement of summer unfolds, there’s no better place to create lasting memories than at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo. With our unique and engaging show schedule, the grand reopening of our famous Snake Farm Zoo Rattlesnake Pit, and countless interactive animal encounters, we offer an unparalleled experience for visitors of all ages.

This season, whether you’re looking to thrill the kids with close-up encounters in our Petting Zoo, educate them with our enriching animal shows, or explore the newly enhanced rattlesnake pit that gained national fame on “Dirty Jobs,” our zoo is the perfect destination for a summer filled with adventure and learning.

Don’t wait to start planning your visit! Check out our schedule, book your tickets, and prepare for a day packed with fun and excitement. Remember, the best experiences are the ones shared with family and friends, “so come on down to the snake farm!”

Book your tickets now and join us for a summer you won’t forget. We can’t wait to welcome you to our community of wildlife enthusiasts and share the incredible wonders of the animal kingdom. See you soon at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, where every visit is an adventure!

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