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Elachee Nature Science Center to host Snake Day on Sept. 10
Adults and children can get up close and personal with reptiles
Children and parents will be able to touch some reptiles Sept. 10 during Snake Day at Elachee Nature Science Center. Native and exotic snakes will be discussed as well as lizards, turtles, tortoises, toads and frogs.

Snake Day

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Where: Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville

Cost: $5 per person and Elachee members and children 2 years and younger free

More information:, 770-535-1976 or

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 or bought at the gate. All pre-paid tickets are will call.

For more information, call 770-535-1976 or visit

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