Reptiles! Bizarre and Beautiful
Experience a close encounter of the reptile kind and see a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles on display and in live animal programs. Guest exhibitors include Reptile Education of Virginia (REV), Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Virginia Herpetological Society, Virginia Stranding Team and Wildlife Response, Inc. Learn about the museum’s citizen science projects such as FrogWatch and Turtle Census. See the differences between venomous and nonvenomous reptiles. Be sure purchase a Reptile Skin Bookmark or “Snake Paintings” by our resident snakes. Both will be on sale to benefit our animals. Be sure to check out our special planetarium programs: A Sky Full of Scales, Noisy Neighbors, and The Future is Wild. We will also offer special Reptile Weekend Behind-the-Scenes Tours!