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Embrace Your Fear with Sssnakes at the May Museum

By ThisIsReno

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The Wilbur D. May Museum is proud to present its upcoming exhibit: Sssnakes Alive! This captivating exhibition is designed to promote understanding and clarify misunderstandings that much of the public has about snakes.

Sssnakes Alive! focuses primarily on the four types of venomous snakes native to North America: Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Coral, and Rattlesnake. It features more than 20 live venomous snakes along with dozens of imaginative and interactive displays.

  • snakes alive - rattlesnake winter denWalk on a suspension bridge over a pit filled with live rattlesnakes!
  • Step into the dark recesses of a rattlesnake winter den!
  • Get digested as you crawl through a 25-foot model snake!
  • Test your reflexes in a simulated bite station!
  • See the world through infrared snake vision!
  • Hold a live snake under the supervision of a snake handler!
  • And more.

Visitors will also discover snakes in world mythology, ancient beliefs and cultural relationships with snakes, snake evolution and biology, the benefits of snakes, and snakebite first aid. The Museum will also host a variety of special events throughout the exhibition, including lectures, animal encounters, photo opportunities, kids activities, and more.

    • What: Sssnakes Alive!

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  • When: Saturday, January 9 – Sunday, April 10, 2016
  • Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
  • Cost: $9.00 adults, $8.00 children, $8.00 seniors
  • Contact: (775) 785-5961 or www.maycenter.com

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.


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