School is a little different this year… so each week we’re posting an idea for a Houston-area (socially distanced, parent led) field trip. In each post, we have some resources to read before your trip, details on each stop and parking/driving instructions.
In this trip, get up-close to alligators, crocodiles, tortoises and more animals… at Crocodile Encounter!
- Crocodile Encounter offers field trips with educational lessons. Whether you book a field trip or not, you can review their resources for Kindergarden TEKS, 3rd gradeTEKS and 5th grade TEKS.
- At Crocodile Encounter, you can find the following animals (and you can pick which ones you want to learn more about): Tortoises, Crocodiles, Alligators, Lemurs, Antelopes, Pot Bellied Pig, Elands and more.
- Also, these are the websites recommended by Crocodile Encounter for more information on crocodiles/reptiles:
Houston Area Reptile Society
Crocodile Encounter – 23231 County Rd 48, Angleton, Texas
You can feed the giant tortoises and throw pellets to the alligators and, if you are on a tour, the tour guide feeds the big alligators and crocodiles. (Our favorite part is always feeding the giant tortoises!)
In the winter, some of the reptiles are indoors and some are outside and you can usually see them all. In the summer, the gators are warmer and more active… but the tour is also hotter for the people!
Drive and Park
Crocodile is down Highway 288 and pretty close to the highway. It is on a big plot of land that looks just like the others… until you go into the building, buy tickets, vegetables and alligator food and start your tour through the back door.
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