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ReptileFest is the largest education show about reptiles in America. The show is today (April 13) and tomorrow April 14 at  Northeastern Illinois University at the Physical Education Complex, located at 3600 W. Foster Avenue, Chicago.

Hundreds of various reptiles and amphibians will be on display (representing around 200 species), a kind of a hands-on zoo. Animals that don’t get stressed, you can meet and even touch. However, the idea isn’t to instantly go home with one of these reptiles or amphibians; the idea is to ask questions and learn. If one day, you are interested, then you can purchase or adopt a reptile or amphibian. The event is totally family friendly, and frankly fascinating.

Created 25 years ago by members the Chicago Herpetological Society, a registered 501(c)(3) and one of the largest herpetological societies in the nation, The mission of ReptileFest has always been and continues to be all about education, and myth busting through live animal encounters and educational displays.

Tickets are good for ONE day entry on either:
Saturday April 13th, 2019, 10am – 5pm
Sunday April 14th, 2019, 10am – 4pm

Ages 12 and up:  $11
Ages 3 – 11: $8
Children under 3 years: Free

Parking is free.

Rich Crowley of the Chicago Herpetological Chicago will talk about ReptileFest and reptiles with me Sunday, 6:35AM CDT on WGN Radio, 720AM or


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