Walk among the crocodiles at Twilight Croc Walk in Scottsdale

A crocodile from the Phoenix Hepetological Society. (Submitted photo)

A crocodile from the Phoenix Hepetological Society. The society has 21 of the world’s 24 species of crocodilians. (Submitted photo)

The Phoenix Herpetological Society is holding a “Twighlight Croc Walk” 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

Get the kids away from the TV and video games, and experience nature at night with some of the world’s exotic creatures.

As part of the Twilight Croc Walk, visitors to PHS will:

  • Have dinner
  • Watch the crocodiles and alligators eat
  • Learn about nocturnal reptiles
  • Find crocs and gators in their enclosures after dark, using a flashlight to see their reflective eyeshine

PHS has the second-largest collection of crocodilians in the United States, according to a press release. Visitors to the sanctuary can see 21 of the world’s 24 species of crocodilians, which include crocodiles, alligators and caimans.

Admission to the event is $25, which includes access to all demonstrations and reptile feedings, gator interactions, a meal ticket (hot dog or hamburger, bag of chips and drink), and a handheld flashlight to count crocodiles, stated the release.

Children ages 3 and younger are admitted free, but a meal ticket can be purchased for $5, according to the release.

Kids will get a commemorative “Herp Helmet,” equipped with a kid-size head lamp, and adults will get a commemorative can koozie, the release stated.

People must preregister to attend, according to the release, and space is limited to ensure a high-quality experience.

PHS is located in north Scottsdale, near 76th Street and Dynamite Road. Registrants will be given directions to the sanctuary.

To register, contact Crystie at crystie@phoenixherp.com or call go to www.phoenixherp.com, and click on the event graphic on the home page.

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