This is it! ReptileFest is our biggest event of the year and makes all of the work the Chicago Herpetological Society does possible. Each year over 400 volunteers come together to put on this one of a kind educational experience for thousands of Chicago residents. Funds generated through ReptileFest go towards reptile conservation efforts, the Chicago Herpetological Society’s grants program and our adoptions program which helps place hundreds of reptiles in new homes each year.
Without the help of our exhibitors, student volunteers and partners, this event would not be possible. If you are a current member of the CHS, please consider exhibiting with us or assisting us with this show by signing up to exhibit or volunteer below. If you are one of our partners, please consider exhibiting with us to spread the word about local citizen science, conservation or educational programs, projects and opportunities.
We look forward to seeing you at ReptileFest 2019!
ReptileFest wouldn’t exist without our dedicated animal exhibitors. You only need ONE animal to be eligible to exhibit, so sign up today! Click here for more information on exhibiting animals with us
Want to help out at ReptileFest but don’t have any animals? You can still volunteer with us! Our animals might be the main attraction, but it is our awesome volunteers that really make this show special! Click here for more details about becoming a general volunteer.
Getting your students involved in ReptileFest adds unique learning opportunities to science curriculum at all grade levels. Click here for more info.
We offer a limited number of tables to vendors selling reptile themed items such as art, jewelry and clothing (NO LIVE ANIMAL SALES ARE ALLOWED). Click here for more info on Vendor Tables.