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Reptilian revelry at Elachee
Snakes at the forefront of science center Saturday
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Venomous and nonvenomous snakes from around Georgia will be visible to visitors to Elachee Science Center on Saturday.

Elachee Science Center’s most popular annual event will be downright cold-blooded again this year.

The annual Snake Day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Reptiles and amphibians play a vital role in the eco-system and this is the perfect chance for folks to observe them in a safe, kid-friendly environment,” Elachee education director Peter Gordon said.

Patrons can visit venomous and nonvenomous snakes from around Georgia and the world, along with meeting an array of familiar and exotic turtles. Expert exhibitors from the Georgia Herpetological Society, The Orianne Society, The University of Georgia Herpetological Club, the GA Reptile Society and others will answer questions on snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodilians. 

Other activities include face painting, crafts for children, special animal education programs and guided “Herp Hikes” in the Chicopee Woods.

Elachee’s Nature Shop will be open and full of nature-oriented gifts, including the official 2014 Snake Day T-shirt.

Pizza and soft drinks will be for sale. La Mejor De Michoacan Ice Cream, Dandy Don’s Cotton Candy and Popcorn and more will be available for purchase on the patio.

Admission is $5 per person. Children younger than 2 and Elachee members may enter for free. Advance tickets are $4 per person and can be purchased at www.elacheenaturecenter.org/Snake-Day-2014-Tickets-Snake-Day-tickets.htm.

For more information, visit www.elachee.org or call 770-535-1976.

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