Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fernbank Tips the Scales with Lizards, Snakes and Turtles on Reptile Day

Fernbank Museum’s annual Reptile Day will give visitors an opportunity to get up-close with dozens of lizards, snake and turtles on Saturday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A variety of reptiles—both exotic and native to Georgia—will be on display in the Museum’s Great Hall. Members of the Georgia Herpetological Society will be on hand to answer questions and educate visitors about the importance of these exceptional animals. Some reptiles and amphibians will also be out with handlers for closer encounters.

Reptile Day coincides with Fernbank’s current special exhibition, Geckos: Tails to Toepads, where even more live animal encounters await. As visitors explore species from around the world, they can test their ability to spot some of these well-camouflaged lizards in their habitats. Geckos: Tails to Toepads is on view through Labor Day.

During Reptile Day, visitors can also head to the auditorium for “Remarkable Reptile” animal encounter shows, where experts will pack their brains with fascinating facts about reptiles as part of 97 Days (and Ways) to Play, Fernbank’s summer-long celebration of activities and events to keep entertained while school’s out.

Reptile Day and Geckos: Tails to Toepads are included with Museum admission. Museum admission is FREE for members, $15 for adults, $14 for students, $13 for children ages 3-12 and free for children ages 2 and under. Purchase Museum tickets at fernbankmuseum.org or by calling 404.929.6400.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta.

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