By Alyssa Green
We know you are all in the throws of getting ready for Halloween, but you might want to set aside some of those plans in order to attend the annual Reptile Show at the Convention Center the weekend of October 29-30th.
Heading into it’s 14th year here in town, this event will have on display over 3000 (that’s right, 3000!) reptiles including more than 30 venomous snakes (new this year) and the popular 100 lb., 10 foot alligator Izod.
I suspect it will take a better part of the day to work your way through this event…especially if you have a child like mine who is fascinated by even the most common of reptiles.
In addition to all those snakes, lizards, turtles and alligators on display there will also be workshops informing guests about the world’s endangered frog population, teaching kids (and their parents) how to care for geckos and bearded dragons, and of course the popular “Wild Things” reptile encouter where eager boys and girls will learn all about amazing reptiles and Izod the Alligator.
Now, I feel the need to warn you that there will also be plenty of vendors on hand willing and eager to sell your family a new pet and everything you might ever need for that new pet. If you aren’t in the market for say, a bearded dragon, I suggest you talk to you kids ahead of time and then stick to your guns when they beg and plead with you to bring a reptile home. I wish you the best of luck…you are going to need it (as will I!)
Admission prices are $12 for those 13 years and older, $8 for 6-12 years, and FREE for children under 5 years of age. 2-day passes are also available. Visit the website for a printable coupon for $1 off admission.
For more information on the schedule of events, click here.
The folks at Upscale Reptiles have generously given us (5) family admission packs (each pack admits up to 4 family members) to give away to our readers! You know the drill, visit the Sac Reptile Show website, then come back here and leave a comment as to why you want the passes. There is a bit of a catch this time…you must be a sacramentokids.net subscriber in order to be eligible to win. It you are not already following us, it’s simple…just “subscribe” on our home page, then leave your comment. Good luck! We hope you win!