About the Zoo

Founded and owned by Tyler Messina, Idaho Reptile Zoo officially began in 2019, but has long been operating as Reptile Adventures for 10+ years in the Treasure Valley.  Tyler, and his daughter Eleni, travel across the northwest spreading their passion and love for reptiles.  Influences like Steve Irwin and Jane Goodall sparked the drive for Tyler, as just a kid, to want to educate and conservate.  He's traveled through the Amazon rainforest, and supports many conservationists and enthusiasts around the world in hopes of spreading education through interaction.  Through our outreach program, Reptile Adventures, we will be able to continue the journey in bringing fun, interactive education to all ages across the entire PNW. 

Our Team

Our team purely consists of volunteers who willingly participate in daily chores as well as educating through our outreach programs.

Without our ever-growing volunteer team, we wouldn't be able to operate as an open facility to the public and continue outreach and education.  We also work with the teams at Idaho Veterinary Hospital and WestVet Animal Specialty and Emergency to make sure everyone is happy, healthy, and receives the best veterinary care offered.  This is just a small glimpse into our support staff!!