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Supper with the Snakes

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Tags: family, snakes, halloween, family fun, october

Created: 10/11/2013      Updated: 8/9/2016

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A few years ago we began a special halloween event for children called Supper with the Snakes. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to don their Halloween costumes for an extra evening and immerse themselves in all things snake related. We will be hosting our sixth Supper with the Snakes event on Saturday, October 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You can register online here.

Visitors touching a snake held by a Museum volunteer



I sometimes wonder, who finds who more intriguing, the children looking at our beautiful snakes, or the snakes looking at all the children in their Halloween costumes!

Visitors interacting with a snake


As well as having al of our snakes on show we offer a whole range of snake related acitivites, including "create a snake" crafts, using all kinds of recycled materials.

Supper with the Snakes craft table



Fabulous Face Painting

Visitor getting their face painted



and a few other surprises that we like to keep under our hat until the night of the event.

Dad and son at Supper with the Snakes



After a delicious pizza dinner we announce the costume prizewinners of the night and present them with their prizes.

Costume contest winner



This year we have the added bonus of access to our brand new temporary exhibit "Animal Secrets." Then when all the snakes have been petted, all the activities completed, all the exhibits checked out, and all the pizza has been consumed, a snake related goodie is our parting gift as all the participants leave.

Gift bags


SSSSSSSee you on the 26th for Ssssssupper with the Ssssssnakes! Ssssssign up now!

Celeste Troon, Director of Living Collections

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