Family Activities:

Cape Fear Serpentarium


Cape Fear Serpentarium

20 Orange St., Wilmington, NC

Admittedly, this place is not for everyone. However, if you have kids who like creepy, crawly things or if you’re trying to teach a few more earth science lessons on your own, there’s nothing like a building filled with snakes to do it. Operated by a professional herpetologist, the museum has about 40 venomous snakes, a number of lizards and crocodiles.

It’s a seriously well-done museum — as solid as any zoo you’ll visit — and certainly a memorable experience for everyone in the family.