Snakes Alive!™ - An Exciting, Educational Live Reptile and Amphibian Program
Cage display Tom with students
jake with snake Girl with snake kids with gator Tom with lizard on hat

Programs for All Ages and Events

Invite SNAKES ALIVE to Your College or University

SNAKES ALIVE™ most popular program, the 2 hour multi-enclosure, general display is perfect for Orientation, Spring Flings, Little Sibs/Family Weekends or any time you are looking liven up your student union with a program that is guaranteed to get students, staff and faculty involved and interacting. Tom Kessenich brings a wide variety of animals to campus in a multi-enclosure display that offers lots of opportunity for hands-on involvement while learning about these fascinating creatures.

Have a day care on campus or a Biology labs on campus? Tom can present formal lecture with biology or science students or visit your day care with several of his animals.

See What Students Have to Say

"Snakes Alive was a great presentation that let many of our students interact with the performer and each other and it drew a great crowd. The response we got afterwards was overwhelming and we hope to bring the event back very soon. I have to admit, I was hesitant about live reptiles on campus and how people would respond but this was much better than anything I could have planned for or imagined!"
Rohry Flood, Coordinator, Student Activities
Anne Arundel Community College


SNAKES ALIVE™ offers a multi enclosure display with a wide variety of animals (HANDS-ON OF COURSE!) or choose an oral presentation. Available for a single day event or "run of the show". SNAKES ALIVE!™ will create high-traffic and appeals to audiences of all ages. A proven show stopper!


Does the thought of another company party/picnic make you cringe? It ’s the same old thing year after year. Let SNAKES ALIVE! ™make your event the talk of the break room.
Perfect for an all ages family event like a company picnic SNAKES ALIVE!™ lets everyone mingle amongst some of the most fascinating animals on earth.


This 60 minute program can be conducted as an "eco-talk" or a static display. Lots of hands-on interaction for the whole family.



You've seen them on TV... now experience them in the comfort of your very own home!
Would you like an unforgettable birthday? Let my critters and me give you one you will truly never forget... Yes! SNAKES ALIVE'S Birthday Packages allow you to have your very own REPTILE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Snake-and-Cake -- brought to your party wherever it may be, and customized to your specification. Call today to set up a Birthday Party for young or old and experience REPTILES UP CLOSE and HANDS ON!!

"We thought your presentation was both informative and fun, and kept the whole group entertained. No small feat for a bunch of seven year olds! Several parents told us what a great time their kids had, too."
Jennifer Espinoza-Forlenza


A library is full of magic and wonder...go there and lose yourself in the stacks reading about faraway places dragons when SNAKES ALIVE!™ comes to town! Libraries hold a special place in Tom's heart. The Wisconsin library system is where the SNAKES ALIVE!™shows began.

Learn about these amazing creatures and then pick out some books to learn more. Libraries are for everyone...that's what makes them magical. So bring the family and experience SNAKES ALIVE!™ at YOUR library. Call today!

"What a fantastic presentation you held today at the Prairie du Chien Library Program. It was fascinating and educational for all who attended. I learned quite a bit myself. My son even thought I was pretty cool for holding an alligator and petting a fox snake! We really enjoyed the show. Thank you!" Holly Tanner


Tired of the same old assemblies and field trips? Energize your student body with SNAKES ALIVE!™, a hands-on, live reptile show. Presented in a lecture format, Tom brings some of his "signature" animals to your facility. Tom discusses how these creatures live in their natural habitat, their unique physical characteristics, how and what they eat and the important jobs they have in the balance of nature. A great addition to your science (biology, ecology) curriculum. Teacher's Study Guide Included.

Not just for young students, Tom and his scaly friends recently traveled to Slippery Rock University, PA, inviting college students to replace their "malice and fear with curiosity and fascination." See what took place. Read the Article from "The Rocket"

"Thank you so much for coming to ECHOES School to present SNAKES ALIVE! Your stories and entertaining style had the kids spellbound. Having the kids get up close and personal is essential for them to really experience the reality of snakes and all the misconceptions. You did such a fantastic job and, most importantly, I know no one who was there will ever kill a snake again." Gretchen K-1 Teacher

Book SNAKES ALIVE!™ The show they will be talking about for weeks.