CHICAGO (WLS) --The Chicago Herpetological Society is hosting its annual ReptileFest April 9th & 10, 2016 at the Northeastern Illinois University, Physical Education Complex. The event is the largest educational reptile event in the country; teaching guests how to care for and be responsible with reptiles before making them a pet. ReptileFest is the annual fundraiser for the non-profit Chicago Herpetological Society; which is dedicated to responsible husbandry and conservation of reptiles.
Families will enjoy a hands-on experience at ReptileFest, coming face-to-face with snakes, lizards, even crocodiles. The hope is to educate children, as the next generation for the safe care and conservation of species around the world. Steve Sullivan, Senior Curator of Urban Ecology at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Colleen Schwarz, Leader of Chicago Junior Herp Society, joined ABC 7 live from ReptileFest to show a few of the stars of this year's show.
Date: April 9 - 10, 2016
Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 3600 W. Foster Chicago, IL (Northeastern Illinois University, Physical Education Complex)
Admission: $10 adults and youth 12 and over. $7 children 3 to 11. Children under 3 years free.
Visit ReptileFest.com for directions to event and a coupon for discounted admission.