Reptile Day

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Come face-to-face with table after table of live reptiles and amphibians, including pythons, king snakes, geckos, tortoises, monitors, iguanas, and many more. This popular annual event offers a unique opportunity to interact with and learn more about these unique and ecologically-important creatures.

Scheduled Activities*

LIVE Reptile Displays
10am – 2pm, Great Hall
Featuring displays from:

  • Fernbank Musuem of Natural History
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Atlanta Herpetological Club at Georgia State University
  • Berkeley Boone
  • Georgia Herpetological Society members
  • Georgia Reptile Society members
  • Kennesaw State University (Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology)
  • Panola Mountain State Park
  • Wildlife Wonders and North Georgia Zoo 

Our Shoulderless Friends by Berkeley Boone
11am, Auditorium (Limited Seating)
Learn more about the importance of snakes in our ecosystem with guest presenter Berkeley Boone and live specimens from his personal collection.

Remarkable Reptiles by Fernbank Museum
12pm and 2pm, Auditorium (Limited Seating)
Fernbank educators will feature some of the cool critters from Fernbank Museum’s live animal collection in these special presentations.

Shelled Wonders by Berkeley Boone
1pm, Auditorium (Limited Seating)
Explore the wonderful world of turtles and get a closer look at VITs (Very Important Turtles).

Want to see more reptiles? Check out Fernbank NatureQuest for turtles, alligators and more, all while enjoying this amazing interactive exhibition!

Cost: Included with Museum admission and free for members.

For the safety of guests and animals, touch opportunities are strictly limited to guests age 4 and older and available at the discretion of the handlers.

See photos from Reptile Day 2014. 

*Scheduled subject to change. 

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