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Reptile Day

Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Come face-to-face with live reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, tortoises, lizards and more.

Scheduled Activities*

Reptile Gallery (Museum Wide)**:
Explore dozens of species of reptiles and amphibians from organizations throughout Atlanta including the American Reptile Society, Georgia DNR, Georgia Reptile Society and more. Species include a variety of snakes, turtles, tortoises and even baby American Alligators.

Reptile Scavenger Hunt
Slither your way through several of Fernbank’s indoor exhibits and outdoor spaces to complete this reptile- themed scavenger hunt.

Nature’s Ninjas Animal Encounter- 11:30am-12pm and 1:30pm-2pm (Frances Wood Wilson Theatre, Lower Level)
Get up close with reptiles and other critters from our new special exhibit ‘Nature’s Ninjas’. Learn more about some of nature’s most unique defense mechanisms through this info-packed talk, Q&A and animal touch session.

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World (Special Exhibit Hall, Lower Level): Safely ‘dive’ into the intriguing world of crocs and explore their evolutionary history, biology and behavior, and their precarious relationship to humans in this new special exhibit. Featuring live specimens!

‘Turtle Odyssey’ Giant Screen Film Opening (Giant Screen Theater)***: Gain insight into the unique life cycle of an Australian green seat turtle and its journey across the open ocean in this new giant screen film.

Face coverings are recommended at all activities.

Cost: Included with general admission. Members FREE!

This event is expected to sell out. Get your tickets TODAY 

Members and non-members must reserve tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Because we are operating at reduced capacity, when time slots are sold out, we are unable to add additional tickets.

*Activities are offered from 10am to 2pm unless otherwise noted and are subject to change without notice.
**Species subject to change and will vary throughout the event
***Admission to this program is not included with general admission or a member ticket. Giant Screen Movie Tickets must be purchased separately at the box office or online.