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Reptile Day

Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Come face-to-face with a variety of scaly, slimy, spiny and sssssspectacular animals! Come learn from Fernbank and our partner organizations about the wonderful and wild world of reptiles, amphibians and more!*

Activities Include*:

Georgia Reptile Society
Great Hall, 1st Level
Meet a wide variety of scaly and fascinating friends and learn more about them from the members of the Georgia Reptile Society.

AWARE Wildlife Center
Great Hall, 1st Level
Get to know some interesting critters from AWARE Wildlife Center.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Great Hall, 1st Level
Say hello to some interesting and unique amphibians while learning more about our slimy friends.

Atlanta Reptile Jungle
Great Hall, 1st Level
Get up close and personal with a python or two and learn about these remarkable animals.

Amphibian Foundation
Great Hall, 1st Level
Come learn about a variety of our scaly, slimy, friends with the Amphibian Foundation. 

Fernbank Animal Ambassadors
Great Hall, 1st Level
Spend some time with Fernbank’s resident animal ambassadors!

Reptile Biofacts
Walk Through Time in Georgia Desk, 2nd Level
Discover the unique adaptations and features of reptiles that help our scaly friends stand out.

Reptile Crafts
STEAM Lab, 3rd Level
Make your very own snake pal or make a colorful sea turtle to brighten up your windows!

Gopher Games: A Documentary and Q&A
10:30, 11:30 and 12:30
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Theater, 1st Level
Learn about Georgia’s state reptile the Gopher Tortoise and the challenges this species is currently facing in Florida. After each showing, Brent Fannin, the director of the film, will be hosting a Q&A.

*All activities and animals subject to change without notice

Cost included with General Admission. Members FREE.

*Live animal species subject to change


Parking is limited at Fernbank and may not be available. Please be prepared to potentially park offsite and walk, or to use ride share. Please see the map below for directions to an additional parking option: