Volunteer at Reptile & Amphibian Day talking to visitors about snakes.

R&A Day Floor Guide 2024 (PDF)

Amphibians and Conservation
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Why do frogs croak? What makes their tongues so sticky? And is there really such thing as a frog so big that it eats rodents? Find out the answers to these questions and more at the Museum’s live frog table!

Cool Crocodilians
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn about the diversity of crocodilians around the world!

Crocodilian Tree Giveaway
We Plant it Forward
We Plant it Forward will give away native tree seedlings for event attendees to take home and plant, and provide information about each tree to help you decide which tree you would like.

Find the Copperhead
NC Herpetological Society
Test your snake ID skills as you try to find the copperhead with our interactive tile game! Learn how to coexist with this local venomous snake.

Fossil Crocs and Their Ancient Relatives
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
An array of crocodilian fossils and specimens of Triassic crocodile relatives from North Carolina will be exhibited. Paleontologists will be on hand to explain and answer questions about the material.

Hemp for Reptile Conservation!
Hempsmith Clothing Co.
This station will showcase hemp clothing/textiles and provide an educational display on how hemp can play a role in land conservation for wildlife.

Inviting Reptiles and Amphibians to Your Backyard
NC Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation and NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Want to make your backyard friendly for reptiles and amphibians? Get some great ideas, from cover boards to hide lizards and small snakes to PVC pipes, which make perfect homes for tree frogs. They will also have a few reptiles and amphibians that you will find around Wake County on display.

Irish Herps
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn about the reptiles & amphibians of Ireland!

Life in the Dark: Terrific Troglobites
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Did you know that there are some herps that live in caves their entire lives? How about snakes that hunt other cave-dwelling creatures? Check out this exhibit to take a trip through the dark and come out with a cool snake craft!

Magnetic Navigation in Sea Turtles
Lohmann Lab, UNC Chapel Hill
The lab will have an interactive booth to learn about how sea turtles and other animals can use the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate over long distances. They will also have activities to learn more about general sea turtle behavior, biology and conservation.

Museum Membership
Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Join or renew your Museum membership during the event and receive a FREE Reptile and Amphibian Day T-shirt.

My First Snake
NC Herpetological Society
This is a hands-on station where people may meet snakes up close. They will have several native and exotic snakes of proven good temperament for handling.

NC Herpetological Society (NCHS) Membership
NC Herpetological Society
Discover what the NC Herp Society is all about — who they are, what they do, and some of the projects and initiatives NCHS uses to accomplish its goal of conservation — and consider becoming a member today!

North Carolina Natives
NC Herpetological Society
See and learn about a large variety of native North Carolina reptiles and amphibians. Live snakes will be available for touching.

NC Herpetological Society Youth Branch
NC Herpetological Society
The NC Herpetological Society’s Youth Branch booth showcases the awesome opportunities they offer for 2nd through 12th graders interested in all things to do with reptiles and amphibians. For those interested in joining, contact youthcommittee@ncherps.org.

Pollywog Playspace
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
A space with games and activities perfect for tadpoles!

Project Bog Turtle
NC Herpetological Society
Project Bog Turtle is a conservation initiative of the North Carolina Herpetological Society. The goal of the project is preservation of the critically endangered bog turtle and their habitats in North Carolina and surrounding states. Visit the booth to learn more and to find out how you can help!

Project Simus
NC Herpetological Society
Project Simus is an initiative of the North Carolina Herpetological Society which focuses primarily on the southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus), but also studies other Sandhills-area reptiles and flora and fauna associated with the longleaf pine ecosystem. Stop by to learn about this important project!

Reptile and Amphibian Diseases
Sustainable Health Ecology Lab
Visitors can learn about the pathogens and parasites that live on and inside reptiles and amphibians and ways to avoid spreading these infectious diseases in the pet trade.

Reptiles and Amphibians: What Are They?
Snake Experience
This exhibit will have numerous animals on display from many different areas, with information on the animals, as well as several animals available to touch. They will also have necklaces for sale.

Snake ID
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Meet some real live snakes and learn how to identify the most common snakes in your yard!

Scales Galore! Mixed Media Painting Demo
Stacy Lewis Studio
Wildlife artist Stacy Lewis will be demonstrating a wide range of mixed media techniques to build colorfully textured animal paintings.

Tiny Climate: Scaling the Environment Down to the Frogs and Salamanders
Ecophysiology Lab, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This exhibit will focus on the effects of environmental changes, specifically shifts in temperature and water, on the physiology of reptiles and amphibians.

The Traveling Tortoise
Carolina Tortoise Sanctuary
Have an unforgettable experience meeting and learning about magnificent shelled creatures from around the world! Visitors of all ages will enjoy a fun tortoise paper craft.

T-Shirt Sales
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Come buy an amazing T-shirt featuring the American alligator, designed in-house by Museum graphic designers to commemorate your time at Reptile and Amphibian Day 2024!

Turtle Trekkers
Piedmont Wildlife Center
Piedmont Wildlife Center will be bringing their telemetry equipment and two live box turtles to demonstrate how they monitor and research box turtles in Durham, NC. They will also be looking for citizen science participants for their box turtle research project, Turtle Trekkers.

Turtle Wellness Exams
Window on Animal Health
Veterinary Sciences at the Museum will be doing turtle exams throughout the event, with exams beginning at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Virginia Museum of Natural History Herpetology Lab
Virginia Museum of Natural History
The museum is Virginia’s state repository for natural history collections, and the Herpetology Lab will be bringing a variety of herpetological items, like 3D-printed reptile and amphibian skulls, fossil crocodile teeth and more, as well as a few interactive educational activities.

Interested in exhibiting at the event? Email Miranda Dowdy.