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World Snake Day

Jul 23rd, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Since the beginning of time, everyone has had an opinion about snakes. Some people love them and some people hate them, but few have no emotion toward our limbless neighbors. Regardless of where you stand, visit Discovery Park of America on July 23from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as we celebrate World Snake Day.

Approximately 50% of people are anxious about snakes. If you are in that group, we would love to convince you of the importance of the natural population control offered by these slithering carnivores. It is known that snakes play a vital role in maintaining the natural balance of our ecosystem. For example, the number of invasive rodents threatening to occupy our homes would increase dramatically without serpents controlling them. If you are among the other half of the population that likes or even loves snakes, we may not have to do as much convincing, and we would love to see you, too.

A visit to the Regional Gallery, near our 20,000 gallon aquarium, at any time during the day will offer you a chance to get up close and personal with a snake. Ranger Jake Viamonte from Reelfoot Lake State Park and Dr. Tom Blanchard, the University of Tennessee at Martin herpetologist, will be among our guests as we celebrate this often misunderstood creature.

Love them or hate them, come celebrate them! Join the Aquarium and Wildlife Department alongside special guests as we recognize World Snake Day at Discovery Park of America.

Do you want to SSSee a SSSlithering SSSerpent? All snake encounters are free with general admission.