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EVENT DATE: March 10, 2013
Rampage - 2013
Reptile Rampage Celebrates
“Year of the Serpent”
Visit with snakes and other reptiles from all over the world at the
Wildlife Discovery Center’s fifteenth annual Reptile Rampage. This
gigantic education-only reptile show will be held on Sunday, March
10, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the City of Lake Forest’s
Recreation Center, 400 Hastings Road.
Reptile Rampage is a great opportunity for the entire family to
spend the day getting up close and personal to some amazing and
unique reptiles. For $8 per adult and $5 per child, visitors can
meet over 150 animals including “Bubba” the famous American
Alligator, the Wildlife Discovery Center's celebrated rattlesnake
collection, lizards, snakes of all shapes and sizes, turtles,
crocodilians, tortoises, frogs and much more. Visitors will also
have the chance to talk with some of the Midwest’s most
knowledgeable reptile enthusiasts from local zoos, universities,
museums, nature centers, and private collections.
Some of the featured exhibitors will include Jim Nesci from Cold
Blooded Creatures, the Chicago Herpetological Society, the St. Louis
Herpetological Society, Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History,
Windy City Reptiles, Small Scale Rescue of Wisconsin, and many more.
In addition to the many reptiles on display, there will be
children’s activities, face painting, a Scout Patch challenge ($5
extra for the patch), a fabulous silent auction, pizza and
refreshments, and much more.
Reptile Rampage is once again being sponsored by BTG, an
international specialty pharmaceutical company. Proceeds from
Reptile Rampage will benefit the Wildlife Discovery Center.
So, if you’ve been thinking about getting a reptile as a pet and
need some advice, or you just want to learn more about these amazing
animals, plan to bring the entire family to Reptile Rampage
For more details, contact Rob Carmichael, Curator of the Wildlife
Discovery Center at
NOTE: Due to space limitations, strollers will not be allowed in the
exhibit hall. Stroller parking areas will be available. Click
on the image for more info and a money saving coupon!
Presenters from all over the Midwest showcase fascinating
including these beautiful turtles.
EVENT DATE: October 20, 2012
Have a snapping good time!
Bring your friends and family to our celebration of the amazing
family of animals called the crocodilians. On Saturday, October 20,
2012, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, the Wildlife Discovery Center
will host CROCtoberfest, a fun-filled family extravaganza.
You can meet live crocs and talk with experts from the Chicago
Herpetological Society and Windy City Reptiles.
From noon – 1:00 pm, listen to a special presentation on the
critically endangered Siamese Crocodile, which will be given by Rob
Carmichael, WDC’s curator.
There will also be:
CROC coloring table
Fabulous raffle prizes
will be held at the Wildlife Discovery Center, 1401 Middlefork
Drive, Lake Forest. Your $5 per person recommended donation,
payable at the door, will help us maintain the high-level of care we
provide the animals at the WDC.
Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will help support
Be sure to mark your calendar and tell your friends about
CROCtoberfest! For more details, contact Rob Carmichael at