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VIDEO: Only One Week Left to See Snakes Alive at May Museum



There are only two weeks left for the Sssnakes Alive exhibition at the Wilbur D. May Museum! Thousands of people have come to see the popular traveling exhibition, which features live snakes, hands-on interactives, and educational stations to captivate all ages.

snakes alive - kids on snakeVisitors can get an up close look at some of North America’s venomous snakes, including live rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths. For those who are feeling brave, our snake handlers roam the exhibit hall with a variety of live non-venomous snakes for visitors to hold and touch.

The exhibit also explains snakes in world mythology, evolution and biology, and snakebite first aid. It includes more than 25 live snakes and several fun elements such as a suspension bridge over a pit of live rattlesnakes and a crawl-through 25-foot model snake!

The final weekends of the exhibition include special programs. On Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 12pm-3pm, the Great Basin Herpetological Society will bring in even more snakes for visitors to get hands-on with, including a 14 foot albino Burmese python! On Saturday, April 9 at 1pm, visitors can watch a live rattlesnake handling demonstration. On Sunday, April 10 at 1:00pm there will be a live python and boa constrictor presentation.

  • What: Sssnakes Alive!
  • When: Closing 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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