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             EcoVivarium’s LIVING MUSEUM 

Opening:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

10:00am to 4:30pm 

The wait is almost over!  If you have been in the neighborhood recently, you have no doubt seen the dust and all the activity going on inside.  We are excited to announce the EcoVivarium’s Living Museum Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10am to 4:30pm.  The Living Museum is located in downtown Escondido at 136 S. Juniper St. between Grand Avenue and Second Street.  Annual Passes will be available for purchase at the Museum beginning September 24th.

EcoVivarium is a biome based museum featuring live reptiles, amphibians and arthropods.  Ninety-eight percent of our collection comes to us through rescue and two percent through donation with only select arthropods being purchased from captive bred populations.

Our design encompasses the natural habitats of our Animal Ambassadors and conveys their impact in the sciences, art, culture and history of humans since the dawn of time.  Unlike any other museum or zoo, guests visiting the Living Museum are presented with multiple opportunities to experience hands-on interaction with various Animal Ambassadors each day.  As you  Step In To Their World…® it is our goal to ignite in you an excitement to learn and explore the wonders of the world we share with these amazing creatures.

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the amazing team of volunteers that have worked with us since 2009.  While too numerous to name them all here, without each and every one of them, the dream of creating and opening the doors of the Living Museum would not have been possible.

Special Thanks to the Dedication, Work and Support from our key volunteers and donors:

Public Museum Hours:  10am – 4:30pm Wednesday thru Sunday (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Museum Location:  136 S. Juniper Street, Escondido CA 92025

Admission:  3-12 years:  $8.00  13 years and up:  $10.00

Annual Memberships Available beginning September 24th





Celebrate your next birthday with EcoVivarium and our amazing Animal Ambassadors. Party Packages start as low as $195.  Reservations are now being accepted.

Ask about our NEW Exclusive King of the Jungle Party Package!  We do everything but invite the guests!  You get to sit back and enjoy the festivities!

                                Call (760)975-9690 to book your next party or special event!


Calling All Volunteers! 

Animal Care Volunteers:  We are seeking Animal Care Volunteers interested in working with us on day to day care of our Animal Ambassadors.  Some reptile experience preferred.  Requires a minimum of 20 hours per month commitment.

Education Assistants:  Do you love working with kids, reptiles, amphibians and bugs? We are seeking Education Assistants available during the school day and on weekends to assist in program presentations.  Some animal handling and public speaking or teaching experience preferred.  

Reading with Reptiles Volunteers:  Student Volunteers (age 13 yrs and up)  are being sought to work with children and dragons in our reading program.  Second Tuesday & Forth Thursday from 1 to 4:30

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum age: 13 years  (minors require parent permission) and be willing to commit to at least 20 hours per month.  All volunteers required attend a volunteer orientation and job specific training.  Must be willing to submit to fingerprinting and background check.  




Living Museum slated to open in September!

EcoVivarium presents a new concept Living Museum.  Come explore the world, right here in your own back yard!  See our Animal Ambassadors up close and enjoy unique hands-on encounters. Experience their world, meet fascinating creatures and learn about the many connections we share.   Join us for special Family Night Events, Exploration Saturdays, Day Camps and more!
EcoVivarium invites you to share in the excitement of bringing this one of kind educational experience to life by becoming a Building Block supporter today!

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