Reptile & Amphibian Day

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Event Date:
Saturday, September 28, 2019
The Schiele Museum of Natural History

Reptile & Amphibian Day

Saturday, September 28

10 AM - 3 PM

See and touch snakes, alligators, turtles, frogs and other live reptiles and amphibians from across the globe. Meet live scaly and slimy creatures, cheer on the turtles in the annual race, search for live species around the pond on our nature trail, and enjoy a variety of fun activities for the entire family. While you are here, be sure to visit museum scientists conducting research on insects, archaeology and more!


Event Details

- The Member Express Lane will be open from 10 AM - 2 PM.

- This event will be held throughout the museum and on the nature trail.

- Turtle races will take place at 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 12 PM, 1:30 PM, 2 PM, and 2:30 PM. Seating is limited.

- 30-minute wildlife safari explorations on the nature trail will depart from the lobby at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM, and 2 PM.

- A food truck will be on site serving up delicious lunch options. They accept cash and card, so bring your appetite!


Ticket Information

- Schiele Members: only $3

- Non-members: $3 + general museum admission

- Tickets will be available for purchase at the door


Directions & Parking

The Schiele Museum is located at 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054 (get directions here.) The Schiele's parking lot is located near the entrance of the museum and is free for visitors. Additional parking is located at the "green lot" (on Garrison Blvd., just past the museum towards downtown), Parkwood Baptist Church, and Grier Middle School.

A shuttle will be available for visitors who park in the additional lots and will run from 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM. A police officer and museum staff will be located at the entrance for directions/your safety.


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Please note: Subject to change without notice. ASTC Passport Program reciprocals will not be accepted for this event. General admission plus the event up-charge will apply.