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Sycamore rocks for reptiles

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:19 p.m. CST
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Get up close and personal with a variety of snakes and other reptiles at the Rockin' for the Reptiles fundraiser for the Midwest Museum of Natural History.

SYCAMORE – Grab the kids and head out for a day of family fun at the third annual Rockin’ for the Reptiles in Sycamore.

The party runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the parking lot at the corner of Somonauk and Elm streets. Enjoy live music, food, games, crafts, a moon bounce and, of course, live reptiles. Guests can visit with turtles, lizards and snakes from the Chicago Herpetological Society, Chicagoland Mobile Veterinary Clinic and more. All funds raised will go to the Midwest Museum of Natural History to support live animal care and educational programming. 

“The museum houses about 30 live animals, mostly reptiles,” museum director Molly Trickey said. “The animals are often featured in educational programs at the museum and local schools and libraries. However, caring for them is costly. This event is a great way to introduce people to reptiles while also raising much-needed funds.”

Admission is $5 per person for ages 2 and older. Passes can be bought at the gate and are good for discounted museum admission for the day, too. Live music will be performed by Buffalo Jump, the Fishback Boys and Garage Orchestra. If it rains, the event will be held inside the museum, at 425 W. State St. in Sycamore.

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