Reptile Festival

Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20

Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20

Slither your way into the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day for the annual Reptile Festival!

Reptile Festival will feature a wide variety of live reptiles!Reptile Festival will feature a wide variety of live reptiles!

Witness extraordinary live animals, from snakes, to lizards, to turtles and more! Investigate reptile specimens from the museum's scientific collections, including preserved specimens, taxidermy mounts, and even fossil reptiles! Explore the reptile links between different scientific disciplines, such as herpetology, paleontology and invertebrate zoology, while interacting with scientists who are leaders in their fields! Enjoy a wide variety of hands-on, reptile-themed crafts and activities! Capture your memory at the Reptile Festival Photo Booth! Be sure to stop by the balloon animal and face painting stations while you're here...at no extra charge! Grab a bite to eat from one of the many on-site food truck options and round-out your day by shopping for the perfect souvenir inside the Museum Store!

Expert herpetologists, like VMNH Assistant Curator of Herpetology Dr. Arianna Kuhn will be on-hand to share their expertise!Experts like VMNH Assistant Curator of Herpetology Dr. Arianna Kuhn will be on-hand to share their knowledge!

Admission is only...
  • $10/Ages 18-59
  • $5/Ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
  • FREE for children under 3, VMNH Members, and members of ASTC Passport participating institutions (membership card required).
  • Admission is also free for EBT cardholders who present their EBT card and official photo ID. The free admission is valid for the cardholder and up to 5 immediate family members living within the same household.
On-site food options include...
  • Chick-fil-a
  • Kona Ice
  • Bahama Sno-Shack
  • Factory Roast
  • MalloyDogz
  • River City Eats
  • Palumbo's
  • D's Hot/Ice
  • Buckin' Good Eats & Lemonade
Reptile Festival 2024 takes place at...

Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112

**Reptile Festival Parking Info**



Reptile Festival 2024 is made possible by:

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Monogram Foods Loves Kids Foundation

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The Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr.
Charitable Foundation Trust

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Please Visit Us Soon

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

Admission:

$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

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