Reptile and Amphibian Show

Date: Sep. 01 - Sep. 03, 2012 Cost: FREE for Members, $3.00 for Non-Members
Located at: OMSI Auditorium Time: 9:30m - 7:00pm

Special presentations are located in classroom 1 throughout the weekend

Weekend Schedule:
Saturday, September 1, 2012
11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm - Pancake Tortoises
12:00 pm & 4:00 pm - Mr. Lizard's Mobile Zoo 

Sunday, Spetember 2, 2012
11:00 am - "Ask the Vet" with Dr. Burgess
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - informal "Ask the Vet" session
1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - Mr. Lizard's Mobile Zoo 

Monday, September 3, 2012
11:00 am & 1:00 pm - Venomous Reptiles
3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - Mr. Lizard's Mobile Zoo

There is a $3 charge in addition to museum admission to attend the Reptile and Amphibian Show; OMSI members are free.

What is the Reptile and Amphibian Show?

Crawl, creep, and slither your way to one of the largest gatherings of reptiles and amphibians in the Pacific Northwest when OMSI presents the Reptile and Amphibian Show, Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 - 3, 2012. Over 100 exotic animals will be on display at this popular event, including a large variety of captive-bred snakes, lizards, turtles, alligators, and more.

The show will feature a special hands-on area where several dozen nonvenomous reptiles and amphibians will be available for supervised interaction. Experts will be available throughout the weekend to answer questions about these amazing and often misunderstood creatures.

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Participate in the Show

Do you want to show off the cool color of your snake, the speed of your turtle, the high jump of your frog, or your lizard with a missing tail? Or are you interested in being a handler during the weekend?


Exhibitors are responsible for providing animals for display throughout the weekend. You must complete and submit our Registration form and Animal List form, available for download below.


Handlers are responsible for holding animals for visitors to interact with in the hands-on area. You must complete and submit our Registration form, available for download below.

Registration Process:

Registration must be received by August 13, 2012.

Complete the required forms and email to:

Complete the required forms and mail to:
Attn: Reptile Show
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Form Downloads:
Download the Registration Form (PDF) Download the Animal List Form (PDF)

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