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Scales, Claws and Expanding Jaws

At Your School
Type & Format
1 hr
Grade Level
Life, Early Childhood

Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*

Students slide, slither and hop into herpetology, the science of reptiles. We'll get up close and personal with live snakes, lizards and turtles in order to study the features which make this class of animals unique. Discover that snakes are smooth and dry, lizards have no earlobes, and geckos can lick their eyeballs!

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities. For the health and safety of the animals, this program can only be booked within a two hour drive of OMSI.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or



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Travel Fees

If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.


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OMSI Supports educators in fulfilling NGSS requirements by providing corresponding programming, opportunities, and resources for them and their students. To learn more about specific ways in which OMSI programs align with and fulfill science standards reach out to the Inbound Sales team at 503-797-4661.