Crosstown Exotics is a reptile and bug show that travels throughout Chicagoland providing hands-on education entertainment. Our lineup of prehistoric creatures consists of a mixture of reptiles, amphibians, and bugs. From African giant bullfrogs and hissing cockroaches to a 16ft Burmese python and giant tortoises. Everyone gets to interact with the animals for an experience unlike anything you’d receive at your local zoo. We take pride in providing memorable encounters with our extensive collection cold blooded ambassadors.

Our mission is to promote conservation through presentation. We believe in “hands-on so the species lives on”. If someone can interact with an animal, they are more likely to want to save it.
Our presentations are interactive, entertaining and create an impactful educational experience. We are fully insured and pride ourselves on the safety and handling of our animals.

Crosstown Exotics has performed for communions celebrations, scouting events, birthday parties, block parties, conventions, festivals and holiday parties. Crosstown Exotics has also preformed for school assemblies, park districts and libraries all over the Chicagoland area.

Previous work:

  • Valhalla Vitamins
  • Lincoln-Way Community High Schools District 210
  • Kids Works Children’s Museum- Frankfort
  • White Oak Library-Lockport


  • Aquatic Experience Show
  • Red Oak Nature Center
  • Joliet Slammers
  • Statesville Haunted Prison
  • Piltcher Park Nature Center
  • Wild Fest
  • Wizard World Comic Con Chicago
  • Tinley Park Fishing Show
  • Halloween Hollow
  • Bonfield 4th of July Celebration
  • Hells Gate Haunted House
  • Reptile Fest
  • Basement of the Dead Haunted House
  • Frankfort Township’s Spring Fling
  • Reptile Rampage
  • Walker Stalker Con Chicago
  • Earth day/ Arbor day Celebration
  • Orland Township’s Pet-Palooza

Film and Production:

  • Empire (FOX Promo shoot)
  • WGN Morning News
  • Chicago Fire (NBC Season 4 episode 8)
  • The Exorcist (FOX Season 1 episode 10)
  • Sense 8 (NETFLIX Season 2 episode)
  • Chicago Med (NBC Season 1 episode, Season 2 episode )
  • Zoobiquety (Pilot)
  • Mancow Morning Show
  • California Almonds (Commerical)
  • Allstate (Commercial)
  • Chicago Justice (NBC Season 1 episode )
  • Captive State (Feature Film)
  • Deathblow Productions ( Music video)
  • Zombie Army Productions (promotional shoots)


This slideshow requires JavaScript.