Press Release

Annual REPTILE DAY Event at Fernbank
Offers Live Lizards, Snakes, Turtles & More!  

ATLANTA—Fernbank Museum’s annual Reptile Day will give visitors an opportunity to get up-close with dozens of lizards, snakes, turtles, and even a few amphibians. This popular event will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A variety of reptiles—both exotic and native to Georgia—will be on display in the Museum’s Great Hall for visitors to examine up close. Some animals also will be available for visitors to touch.  Adding to the excitement, Fernbank is partnering with the Georgia Herpetological Society, Georgia Reptile Society, Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE), Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Atlanta Herpetology Club – Georgia State University, Atlanta Botanical Garden and Zoo Atlanta for plenty of reptile opportunities. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and learn more about the importance of these exceptional animals.

Fernbank educators will also feature some of the cool critters from the museum’s live animal collection in special Remarkable Reptile presentations at select times. Not everything involves a live animal, though. For both the skittish and stylish, visitors can also enjoy making faux snakes during Fernbank’s snake bracelet craft activity.

Reptile Day is included with Museum admission, which is FREE for members, $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students and seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3-12, and free for children ages 2 and under.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta. For more information and tickets, visit or call 404.929.6300.

Support for Fernbank's Reptile Day provided in part by YP, Local Search Media and Advertising.