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Albany Capital Center is home to the Reptile Expo next month. Photo: Google Maps

The Capital District Retile Expo

The Spring Capital District Reptile Expo is coming up on Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm, early "VIP admission" starts at 9 am at the Albany Capital Center in downtown Albany.

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  • ​The Capital District Reptile Expo is an incredible 84,000 sq. feet
  • Over 180 vendor tables of exotic pets, enclosures, and supplies
  • Hands-on education area with zoologists and other experts
  • Family fun area with music,  fun activities, and educational items
  • Great food & ice cream are available
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"Our mission is to offer attendees the opportunity to buy high-quality animals and a great selection of supplies from local breeders and industry leaders! Experience hands-on education about these animals with zoologists and professional educators! Have a great time with a group of local people that have similar interests!"  Capital District Reptile Expo


What's new this year and how much are the tickets?

  • Once again, they'll have a VIP Admission for $25 per adult (ages 13+) and $15 per child (ages 6-12), those under age 6 are free.
  • A VIP adult must accompany all VIP children. Each VIP ticket includes admission to the Expo at 9 am for an extra hour of early shopping.
  • VIP tickets are presale only, availability is limited, and event organizers say they will sell out of them.
  • General Admission begins at 10 am and is $10 for adults (13+), $5 for Children (6-12), and under 6 are free.

Additional information is available on Facebook @CapitalDistrictReptileExpo or

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