Reptile Rampage 2018 {Lake Forest}

Reptile Rampage, this Sunday, March 11th, is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal to a huge menagerie of animals of the scaly, slimy, and creepy crawly variety!  I believe that you won’t find them so creepy after spending some quality time with them. Meet with experts and animal caregivers who offer deeper insight into the lives of these spectacular animals.

reptile rampage 2018

Hosted by the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest this is a can’t miss event for little reptile lovers. Reptile Rampage is the Wildlife Discovery Center’s annual spring fundraiser. Proceeds help support the work of the WDC, including the care of its animals, wildlife and environmental educational programming. This gigantic education-only reptile show is a great opportunity for the whole family to spend the day getting up close and personal with some amazing and unique reptiles.

Animal lovers of all ages can see a lizards, turtles, and even a rattlesnake collection!  Learn about “Bubba” their American Alligator, and get all of your questions answered about these interesting animals from knowledgeable reptile enthusiasts and experts.  Kids will love the arts and crafts, and fun activities that they have planned for the day so don’t miss this event!

reptile rampage 2018

Loralie has visited Reptile Rampage, and she’s says it’s not to be missed! She points out that this is a popular event, so arrive early and leave the strollers at home.

This event is a must-do for any animal-loving family, particularly those with a fascination for reptiles. It is a wonderful educational opportunity and you’ll walk away with some pretty fabulous photos to post on your Instagram.

reptile rampage 2018
L. Thomas | | 2015

Featuring exhibitors from:

  • Wildlife Discovery Center
  • Crosstown Exotics
  • The Chicago Herpetological Society
  • Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue
  • Coal Black Exotics
  • The Field Museum
  • The Madison Herpetological Society
  • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • The Grove Nature Center.

Children will be able to engage in many activities, including: 

  • Face-painting
  • A silent auction benefiting the Wildlife Discovery Center and various conservation programs (such as the Crocodile Specialist Group of the International Union of Conservation Nature, the Crocodilian Advisory Group of the Association of Zoo and Aquariums, and the Turtle Survival Alliance)
  • Amazing photo booth featuring the WDC menagerie!
reptile rampage 2018
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Head on out to Lake Forest for a wild time, and support The Wildlife Discovery Center’s education and conservation efforts while you’re at it.

Reptile Rampage
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2018
City of Lake Forest’s Recreation Center, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Admission Fee $10 per adult, $5 per child


Has your family visited The Wildlife Discovery Center? What is your family’s favorite reptile?

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