Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den

Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den is an interactive educational walk-through experience which features live animals of land & sea from around the world.

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Tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) are a species of terrestrial salamander native to North America. They can reach l...
02/19/2021

Tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) are a species of terrestrial salamander native to North America. They can reach lengths of 6-8 inches and feed primarily on invertebrates. You can check out these awesome amphibians at The Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den.

We will be open this Monday, February 15th for Presidents Day!Join us from 11am-6pm (last admission at 5:15pm)
02/13/2021

We will be open this Monday, February 15th for Presidents Day!

Join us from 11am-6pm (last admission at 5:15pm)

Help us spread the love this Valentine's Day!We will be donating $2 from every admission this Sunday (February 14th) to ...
02/13/2021

Help us spread the love this Valentine's Day!

We will be donating $2 from every admission this Sunday (February 14th) to the Volusia Flagler Turtle Patrol!

You can visit their website http://www.turtlepatrol.com/

02/09/2021

Its always an interesting day at the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den!

This video shows one of our aquarists collecting Bamboo Shark eggs from our Shark exhibit.

Unfortunately, none of the eggs thus far turned out to be fertile but we are keeping our fingers crossed for fertile eggs!

Let’s kick off this Super Bowl Sunday with a special announcement!We have selected a name for our Bush Baby……..............
02/07/2021

Let’s kick off this Super Bowl Sunday with a special announcement!

We have selected a name for our Bush Baby……............……. Mort!

We appreciate all the name suggestions that came in and had a difficult time choosing just one.

Mort was ready for his official photo shoot and it just happened to include his favorite enrichment item, his football.

If you were wondering what an enrichment item is, it is something we add to an animal’s enclosure to help stimulate their senses (smell, taste, sound, and touch.)

We change these items frequently to ensure our animals mental and physical well being.

We are looking for your name suggestions! We would like to introduce another animal ambassador at the Electric City Aqua...
01/25/2021

We are looking for your name suggestions!

We would like to introduce another animal ambassador at the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den.

Bush babies are native to Africa where they inhabit forests and savannah woodlands.*

They feed primarily on fruits, insects, tree sap, and other plant material.

Bush Babies are known for their incredibly strong legs that allow them to jump 5-7 feet in single bound.

Interestingly, they have a distinctive smell which is similar to maple syrup.

*Bush Babies are considered a least concerned species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), meaning populations are robust in the wild. Captive breeding programs have allowed zoological facilities to exhibit and educate the public about these amazing animals.

01/22/2021
Are you sick of being stuck in the house? Visit the Electric City Aquarium this weekend to see animals from all around t...
01/22/2021

Are you sick of being stuck in the house?

Visit the Electric City Aquarium this weekend to see animals from all around the world!

We are open Friday-Sunday from 11am-6pm and we have several different animal educational programs throughout the day.

Our new animal ambassador training sessions will take place daily at 1:30pm. Stop by to get a peak at some of the new faces here at the aquarium.

01/21/2021
Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den

Danielle Scott

****NEW ANIMAL ANNOUNCEMENT*****

2020 has been quite the year! But we know a great way to bring some cheer!

One look at this little face and you will be sure to smile

A grin so big just like a crocodile!

At the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den we are excited to introduce one of our newest Animal Ambassadors!

We have been working with Honey and our other new animals behind the scenes and now they are ready to continue their training in front of small crowds.

Starting January 8th, our new ambassadors will be making special appearances during our 1:30pm educational programs on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only*.

Stay tuned to meet other new animals and from everyone at the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den we want to wish you a very Happy Holidays! We cannot wait to see you in 2021!

#alliwantforchristmasisyou #kinkajou #merrychristmas #bestgiftever #electriccityaquarium

*Please note that at this time, these new animals will not be on public exhibit. Since they are still in training they will be making appearances during the 1:30pm programs only. The care and well being of the animals remains our first priority and we reserve the right to make last minute changes to our education programs based on the needs of the animals. Honey may not be at every 1:30pm program but we will be introducing additional new animals who will be sharing this training time.

**Music: All I want for Christmas is You~ Mariah Carey

01/20/2021
01/18/2021
We will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 18th from 11am-6pm (Last admission is at 5:15pm). One of t...
01/14/2021

We will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 18th from 11am-6pm (Last admission is at 5:15pm).

One of the main goals here at the Electric City Aquarium is to bring awareness and education about the beautiful animals and ecosystems that this planet has to offer.

We want to see these natural ecosystems survive for generations to come!

Check back this week for quick tips and small changes that you can make that will positively impact our planet.

What a great way to start off a new year!

We are so excited to be open and we are ready for 2021! Our current temporary hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays ...
01/10/2021

We are so excited to be open and we are ready for 2021!

Our current temporary hours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11:00am-6:00pm. (Last admission is at 5:15pm)

A special thank you goes out to everyone who has supported us during these difficult times.

Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den is back in action! Or should I say “back in a slow and steady pace”? 🐢💕

Anyways ... THE AQUARIUM IS NOW OPEN!

01/05/2021
Help us name our Screaming Hairy Armadillo!

We need your help to name one of our newest residents! This is a Screaming Hairy Armadillo and she is one of our new animal ambassadors in training.

Choose your favorite name in poll on the video!

Voting will close at 10:59am on January 8th!

Be sure to share this post so that everyone can cast their vote!

Our new animal ambassadors will continue their training sessions for the public during our 1:30pm Educational Program.

And don't forget, beginning January, 8th, the Electric City Aquarium will begin our temporary modified schedule:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-6pm | Monday-Thursday: Closed

We are excited to announce that we will be reopening on Friday, January 8th! At this time, we will be opening with a mod...
01/02/2021

We are excited to announce that we will be reopening on Friday, January 8th!

At this time, we will be opening with a modified winter schedule and we are eager to return to our normal hours in the future.

We have some exciting things coming this year including some new animal ambassadors in training! You are encouraged to witness our training sessions during our 1:30pm animal education programs.

From all of the staff and animals at the Electric City Aquarium, we would like to thank the community for your continued support during these difficult times. We are looking forward to a fantastic 2021!

The Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den would like to wish everyone a hoppy new year!
12/31/2020

The Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den would like to wish everyone a hoppy new year!

12/25/2020

****NEW ANIMAL ANNOUNCEMENT*****

2020 has been quite the year! But we know a great way to bring some cheer!

One look at this little face and you will be sure to smile

A grin so big just like a crocodile!

At the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den we are excited to introduce one of our newest Animal Ambassadors!

We have been working with Honey and our other new animals behind the scenes and now they are ready to continue their training in front of small crowds.

Starting January 8th, our new ambassadors will be making special appearances during our 1:30pm educational programs on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only*.

Stay tuned to meet other new animals and from everyone at the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den we want to wish you a very Happy Holidays! We cannot wait to see you in 2021!

#alliwantforchristmasisyou #kinkajou #merrychristmas #bestgiftever #electriccityaquarium

*Please note that at this time, these new animals will not be on public exhibit. Since they are still in training they will be making appearances during the 1:30pm programs only. The care and well being of the animals remains our first priority and we reserve the right to make last minute changes to our education programs based on the needs of the animals. Honey may not be at every 1:30pm program but we will be introducing additional new animals who will be sharing this training time.

**Music: All I want for Christmas is You~ Mariah Carey

12/25/2020
Don't miss our exciting news tomorrow!
12/25/2020

Don't miss our exciting news tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the last day for this great sale. Get your discounted tickets today!!
12/19/2020

Tomorrow is the last day for this great sale. Get your discounted tickets today!!

Do you still need a few last minute gifts?
Check out our 3-Day Sale!
Save big on admission tickets purchased online!
Visit www.ElectricCityAquarium.com

Do you still need a few last minute gifts?Check out our 3-Day Sale! Save big on admission tickets purchased online!Visit...
12/16/2020

Do you still need a few last minute gifts?
Check out our 3-Day Sale!
Save big on admission tickets purchased online!
Visit www.ElectricCityAquarium.com

12/11/2020
Stop by today to check off the final items on your shopping list!
12/11/2020

Stop by today to check off the final items on your shopping list!

Asian vine snakes (Ahaetulla prasina) are a rear-fanged snake species native to Southeast Asia. Their thin bodies and br...
12/08/2020

Asian vine snakes (Ahaetulla prasina) are a rear-fanged snake species native to Southeast Asia. Their thin bodies and bright green coloration mimic vines allowing them to ambush their prey. They will even sway in the wind to mimic the foliage moving around them.

12/02/2020
The black-legged poison dart frog (Phyllobates bicolor) is one of the few species of dart frogs that were actually used ...
12/02/2020

The black-legged poison dart frog (Phyllobates bicolor) is one of the few species of dart frogs that were actually used by indigenous peoples for hunting. The frog's toxic skin secretions would be rubbed on darts and shot using long tubes known as blow guns. These darts were used to hunt mammals and birds throughout the rainforest.

We’ve extended our sales through the weekend! If you weren’t able to stop in today come see us this Saturday or Sunday!
11/27/2020

We’ve extended our sales through the weekend! If you weren’t able to stop in today come see us this Saturday or Sunday!

Visit us on Friday November 27th for some great deals!!

11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at The Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den! Our American Alligator is celebrating Thanksgiving with us with her very own Thanksgiving feast!

To all of our staff, members, guests and supporters: We want to wish you a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving Holiday...
11/26/2020

To all of our staff, members, guests and supporters:

We want to wish you a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

~Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den

The West African gaboon viper (Bitis rhinoceros) is known for its distinct patterning. The brown, white, and tan marking...
11/24/2020

The West African gaboon viper (Bitis rhinoceros) is known for its distinct patterning. The brown, white, and tan markings mimic leaf litter that accumulates on the forest floor. After partially burying itself in the leaf litter, the gaboon viper waits for food to walk by and then strikes out at incredible speeds.

Visit us on Friday November 27th for some great deals!!
11/24/2020

Visit us on Friday November 27th for some great deals!!

Please consider making a donation of a new unwrapped toy to help support your local community. Donations can be dropped ...
11/22/2020

Please consider making a donation of a new unwrapped toy to help support your local community.

Donations can be dropped off at the Aquarium front gate or giftshop.

You can also visit the Toys For Tots website to find a drop-off location nearest you or donate a toy virtually!

Electric City Aquarium ornaments and holiday plush have arrived! Quantities are limited.We have so many great gift optio...
11/18/2020

Electric City Aquarium ornaments and holiday plush have arrived! Quantities are limited.

We have so many great gift options for the aquarium or reptile lover in your family!

***Attention all members*** Don't forget to show your membership card in the giftshop to receive 10% off your retail purchase!

The giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis) is often referred to by guests as the Geico gecko. While not a perfect match ther...
11/10/2020

The giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis) is often referred to by guests as the Geico gecko. While not a perfect match there is a strong resemblance between the two and the famous mascot was modeled after this group of geckos from Madagascar.

Address

300 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA
18503

Opening Hours

Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(570) 909-9631

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A Dream Come True

Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den started out as the dream of a man who had a life long passion for animals of land and sea. This dream came to fruition in September of 2018 when Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den opened its doors. Our 20,000 square foot facility is packed with amphibians, reptiles, fish, and cephalopods from across the globe. We are dedicated to improving animal welfare in captivity and in the wild while fostering inspiration within people to protect our oceans and planet through conservation, education and research.


Comments

Ty for sending my the dolphin necklace I inadvertently left at the gift shop. Our family really enjoyed our 1st trip (but not last) to the Aquarium!
Our 1st visit...amazing and the displays & aquariums were so pretty. My granddaughter loved it!
The Ray's are patiently awaiting to interact with you guys. We will keep them happy and healthy until you can come visit. Stay safe
Please enjoy & share this link to my photos from my visit last September (sorry it took so long).
Thanks for sharing the Live stream! Commentary on how the fish are maintained and picked would be appreciated. 👍
My heart was broken today when I visited the Aquarium. I went to visit my favorite animal only to learn that she has passed! You will be missed Coral!
Wonderful evening last night at the Valentines Day Dinner!! Food was delicious and the Aquarium was great, loved all the reptiles and Aquarium. That was our first time there but one of many visits to follow.
A huge thank you to Hope! She went above and beyond and it was greatly appreciated!!
Esmerelda
Esmerelda
There’s nothing that I can find on your accessibility for wheelchairs, can you provide that information?
I visited for the first time today and enjoyed my visit very much. Thanks to the employees who presented educational materials.