Last weekend my husband was sick and I wanted to get the kids out of the house. The weather was really hot and I really didn't feel like chasing the kids around. I had heard about Reptile Zoo in Fountain Valley and of course my boys were really excited when I told them.
The place is not big because they are doing some renovations so it was perfect for us. The kids took their time looking at each snack, lizard, and turtles they had.
The part your kids will love is where they get to hold the reptiles. My eldest was in heaven, my toddler not so much. He didn't care to hold them. He got to hold a gecko, a snake, and a bearded dragon. The staff talked to the kids about what they eat, who their predators are, where they live, and what they do to protect themselves.
This place is really inexpensive and fun for kids.