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2011 RAAD Photos!

Check out our photos from last year's RAAD day!
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Herpetology Contact Information

General Inquiries:

Telephone: (213) 763-3371
Fax: (213) 748-4432

Neftali Camacho
Collections Manager, Herpetology

Greg Pauly
Assistant Curator, Herpetology


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Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation Day

Get ready for our 6th annual Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation Day!

This year at RAAD explore loads of live reptiles and amphibians, including live animal presentations in the Nature Lab. Visitors will see specimens from the herpetology and anthropology collections, observe snake-feeding demos, and go on behind-the-scenes tours. Check out our guest speakers and learn all about reptiles and amphibians from local herpetological societies, professional biologists, and more!

Behind-the-scenes tours will take visitors on a journey through the Dino Lab, Animal Care space, and Herpetology department (which houses 183,000 specimens in their collection!)

Art activities provide kids fun and engaging ways to learn about reptiles and amphibians. 

Animal presentations allow visitors to get up close to live animals and learn more about them. 

Partnering organizations provide tables in the foyer and NHM's Nature Gardens to showcase live animals, talk about their organizations, and answer questions.

Family-friendly lectures are going to be held on stage and include venomous snake feeding demonstrations, Citizen Science, and RAAD discussion.

Pictures from our 2013 RAAD event. © Mario de Lopez 2013