NERD Tours

Come visit us for a guided tour of our awesome reptile facility every Saturday and Sunday at 4pm!

Tours are only $8 per person. Kids 3 and under are free!

We captivate our audiences with an outstanding display of exotics, presented in a safe, fun and informative manner. Our educational shows promote awareness and respect for all living things, and feature the most diverse collection of exciting reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and much, much more!

Animals are displayed in a show-and-tell format, and audience participation is not only welcomed, but strongly encouraged. All of our critters are very tame, allowing you and your party a hands-on experience so you can see exactly what makes each animal so unique.

Many of our animals are quite large and all of them are memorable in presence and rarity. these shows offer a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity, so be sure to bring your camera!

Reservations are not necessary but we do suggest that you call ahead to confirm space availability.

Private tours can be arranged in advance by appointment for an additional fee.

We do conduct tours during many different school vacations. Follow us on facebook or contact us for more information and updates.

We also offer private parties and educational presentations at our facility or at your home or school.


Pradeep Aradhya brings a unique perspective to building commercial success in Technology, Fashion, Food and now Film. With the strategic approach of building a “minimum viable business” he guides Novus Laurus as well as mentors and invests in other businesses. Pradeep takes his experience in organic and inorganic growth strategies along with product and operational know how in multiple spaces and combines it with 12 years in digital marketing and the use of cutting edge technologies to drive businesses to “new successes”. Previously, as a senior executive he successfully led acquisitions in the mobile space where his role was to identify strategic growth areas, inorganic growth potential, candidate product companies and negotiate acquisitions. He has also led multi million dollar initiatives at Fortune 500 companies to create technology platforms for marketing. He identified and advocated the best and newest developments in various technology areas that gave brands competitive advantages in establishing lasting relationships with customers. Here at Novus Laurus he builds empowered and engaged teams both internally and within client businesses. Pradeep holds a Ph.D. in Structural Dynamics from NC State University and a M.Sc in Aerospace Engg. from the Indian Institute of Science.