If your kids want to get up close and personal with exotic animals and reptiles for free, two Northern Virginia groups provide shows at schools, libraries, fairs and other public venues, as well as private parties.
Animal Ambassadors, based in Paeonian Springs, Loudoun County, partners with furry and winged friends to provide environmental and educational programs to children throughout NoVa. The group offers the “Mysterious Animals” Show on the following days and locations this week:
Monday, June 30
11 a.m. at Rust Library, Leesburg
2:30 p.m. Cascades Library, Sterling
7 p.m. Ashburn Library
Tuesday, July 1
11 a.m. Middleburg Library
7 p.m. Lovettsville Library
Wednesday, July 2
1 p.m. Purcellville Library
4 p.m. Sterling Library
For a complete summer schedule of Animal Ambassador shows, visit their calendar at http://animalambassadors.info/calendar.htm.
Reptiles Alive!, meanwhile, features shows starring creatures that are sure to generate squeals from your young ones. This week, catch their shows on Friday at the Olde Time 4th of July Festival at Claude Moore Park in Sterling. Shows take place at noon-12:30 p.m. and 2-2:30 p.m.
For a complete summer schedule of Reptiles Alive shows, visit their calendar at http://www.reptilesalive.com/schedule.html.