Cold-blooded creatures that slither on the earth and through water will bask in the sunlight for one day.
The Elachee Nature Science Center will host Snake Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2125 Elachee Drive in Gainesville. Admission is $5 per person. Elachee members and children 2 years old and younger may enter for free. Complementary shuttles will run from all parking areas.
This family-friendly festival will feature regional herpetology experts who will engage audience members in demonstrations and workshops about native and exotic species of snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, toads and frogs. Exhibitors will include The Georgia Herp Society, Georgia Reptile Society, University of Georgia Herp Society, The Orianne Society and Local Herp Enthusiasts.
During the event, participants may touch a snake, listen to reptile programs, participate in live animal demonstrations, take guided hikes in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, visit Elachee’s live animal exhibits and design cool reptile-related crafts. Face-painting and foods will also be available.
Tickets may be purchased at www.elachee.org or bought at the gate. All pre-paid tickets are will call.
For more information, call 770-535-1976 or visit www.elachee.org.