Celebrating Creatures that Slither and Crawl

August 22, 2016 (Gainesville, Ga.) – Elachee Nature Science Center invites the public to see live reptiles at Snake Day 2016 on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This family-friendly festival features regional herpetology experts who will engage audiences in demonstrations and workshops showcasing native and exotic species of snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, toads and frogs. 

Thanks to the support of annual corporate sponsors Tipton Construction Company and Murrayville Veterinary Clinic, Elachee is pleased to bring these exciting exhibitors to Snake Day 2016:
•    The Georgia Herp Society
•    Georgia Reptile Society
•    University of Georgia Herp Society
•    The Orianne Society
•    Local Herp Enthusiasts

Snake Day 2016 at Elachee Nature Science Center is Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Snake Day 2016 takes place on Elachee’s main campus at 2125 Elachee Drive in Gainesville (off Atlanta Highway, near the Chicopee Woods Golf Course). Admission is $5 per person. Elachee members and children under 2 years get in free. Complementary shuttles will run from all parking areas.

At this action packed festival you can touch a snake, enjoy reptile programs, participate in live animal demonstrations, take guided hikes in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, visit Elachee’s live animal exhibits, make cool reptile-related crafts, get your face painted, eat yummy food from local vendors and more. Shop in Elachee’s Nature Shop for a souvenir, where you can also snag a Snake Day t-shirt for everyone in the family. Elachee members receive a discount on all purchases!

Buy Snake Day tickets online or pay admission at the gate. All pre-paid tickets are will call. Contact Elachee at 770-535-1976 with questions.

Unplug and get outside at Elachee Nature Science Center. Elachee’s pristine hiking trail system through the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve is open to the public year-round from 7 a.m. to dusk. The Nature Center is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more online at www.elachee.org/plan-your-visit or call 770-535-1976.

About Elachee

Elachee Nature Science Center, in North Georgia’s 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, is a private, independently operated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For more than 37 years, this premier SACS/AdvancEd-accredited nature center has been instrumental in building environmental literacy for Georgians. Elachee engages tens of thousands of visitors annually with quality nature programming through K-12 school field trips and outreach, special events and unique environmental education experiences for children, families and nature lovers. The campus is also home to 12 miles of pristine walking trails and Elachee Nature Academy, the first and only state-licensed and SACS-accredited Nature Preschool and Nature Kindergarten-1st Grade programs in the Southeast. Elachee relies on earned income and tax-deductible donations, corporate sponsorships, planned gifts, grants and fundraising events to fund operations. Visit www.Elachee.org.

Elachee Nature Science Center Media Contacts:

Peter Gordon, Director of Education, 770-535-1976
Kim Marks, Director of Development & Communications, 770-535-1976