If you have a soft spot for the scaly, slithery and slimy, good news – ReptileFest is back!
Frog fans and lizard lovers can get up close and personal with hundreds of reptiles and amphibians at the two-day event at Northeastern Illinois University on Saturday and Sunday.
ReptileFest 2017 takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Physical Education Complex of Northeastern Illionis University, 3600 W. Foster Ave. Tickets cost $11; $8 for kids ages 11 and below. | MAP
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