1827 5th Street
(between Virginia St & Hearst Ave)
Berkeley, CA 94710
If you have young ‘uns who are interested in creepy-crawlies (and chances are, you do) the East Bay Vivarium is a must see. Just a block away from the charming and gentrified Fourth Street shopping district, the East Bay Viv is a den of the slimy and the slithering. Widely renowned by herpetological buffs throughout Northern California and the U.S. as one of the country’s largest reptile, amphibian, and arachnid specialty stores, the EBV is one of a kind. Kids will love a visit to peek at exotic pythons, hairy tarantulas, and slow-pokey turtles in the store’s hundreds of cages.