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Northern Exotics

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A gem where you wouldn't expect it!

We specifically sought this place out because of the reviews on here and we were not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Hamilton, Canada
Family Fun!

Kids loved this place. Lots to learn and check out. Fun and interesting for all ages. Can even... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Brianna B
Sudbury, Canada
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“these guys”(2 reviews)
“zoo”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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517 Kathleen St, Sudbury, Ontario P3C 2N1, Canada
+1 705-470-3332
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We specifically sought this place out because of the reviews on here and we were not disappointed. My son (17 months) loved seeing all the animals which appeared to be clean and well-cared for. The staff members were very friendly and knowledgable and even brought...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ashleelk
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Kids loved this place. Lots to learn and check out. Fun and interesting for all ages. Can even play with the animals hands on. Great place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Brianna B
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Right here in Sudbury zone Donovan this family operated business is true to the heart. Your pet is welcome in their great store filled with excellent varieties of everything you need for any type of that. Check out the really neat zoo. These guys know...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Bobbio B
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Had the opportunity to take a tour here last month and I must say I was blown away. I had no idea we had a quality exhibit of this magnitude in the heart of Sudbury. The owners are super friendly and so knowledgeable on the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ThatsMy2Cents
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Really cool to see so many animals in such an unassuming place! It was clean and spacious, the animals looked content and my son was thrilled! We will definitely go back and I highly recommend going to anyone ~especially great for kids!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 343jessicam
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were up from Toronto visiting friends for the Labour Day weekend and we're looking for things to do in Sudbury. We Googled that and up popped Northern Exotics and their shop and indoor zoo. Being that we have a ball python and a couple...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed 2 September 2017

From all outward appearances, this seems like a typical pet store. But once you go inside the exhibit (which you don't even see until you get to the back of the store), you won't believe your eyes!! You would never imagine from the outside that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank curt77225
Reviewed 29 August 2017

After realizing this place is in the Donovan of Sudbury, we went with the reviews and reluctantly parked in the 'lot' at the back. Walking to the front of the store, we were greeted with about 5 really sketchy people hanging around out front of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Anna F
Dennis E, Owner at Northern Exotics, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

It is unfortunate that you didn't get past the deceiving exterior/entrance to see why we are so highly rated and considered a hidden jewel. As shown in some of our pictures posted here on Trip Advisor, there is so much more to our animal exhibits...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

From the outside, the place looks very small and even once you walk in, it looks like your everyday pet store. But make sure you visit the "zoo" (agree with previous poster that it is more sanctuary than zoo). Not only do you see animals...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Picchudog
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a very small zoo filled with cool and endangered critters where, if you come at the right time, you can pet a porcupine and watch alligators and crocodiles get fed. Most of these animals are rescues. It is also a pet store which...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Jackie M
16 July 2017|
Response from Dennis E | Property representative |
under 3 - free 3-12 $10.00ea 12-17 and seniors $12.00ea adults $14.00 family of 4 - $40.00