Events Calendar

Event Name Description Start Date End Date Location
Wisconsin Science Festival!

Wisconsin Science Festival!

Saturday 19 October 2019 Saturday 19 October 2019 330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI 53715
Lussier Community Center Halloween Family Science Night

Lussier Community Center Halloween Family Science Night!

Thursday 24 October 2019 Thursday 24 October 2019 55 S. Gammon Rd Madison WI
Aldo Leopold Nature Center Fall Fest!

Aldo Leopold Nature Center Fall Fest!

Friday 25 October 2019 Friday 25 October 2019 330 Femrite Drive, Monona, Wisconsin 53716
Animart Madison Halloween Party!

Animart Madison Halloween Party!

Saturday 26 October 2019 Saturday 26 October 2019 4303 E Towne Way, Madison, WI 53704
GBAS Exotic Pet Surrender Event

Surrender, Don’t Release: October 26th Event Aims to Help Exotic Pet Owners

KAUKAUNA, WISC-- Do you have a fish, reptile or bird that you are no longer able to care for? If so, bring your pet to the GBAS Exotic Pet Amnesty Day Event on October 26th between 11 AM and 3 PM at 1000 Islands Environmental Center. Area organizations will be accepting fish, reptiles, pet birds, small mammals, and aquarium plants --no questions asked.

In some areas, there are no rehoming options for exotic animals such as fish, birds, and reptiles. Some pet owners that are unable to care for their pet may think that releasing the animal is the right thing to do, however, releasing a pet is harmful for the animal and the environment.

The Habitattitude Rehoming Network is a collection of area rehoming partners that provide responsible alternatives to release for exotic pet owners who are no longer able to care for their pets. Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) is hosting the October 26th event with help from several other area organizations including Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance and Winnebago Waterways.

There will be live animal demonstrations, and expert advice on hand so come visit us even if you don’t have a pet to rehome!

Following the surrender event, GBAS will be hosting a fish auction on March 10th at the Starlite Club in Kaukauna. Any fresh or saltwater fish surrendered will be included in the auction.

John Moyles, GBAS Events Coordinator, is looking forward to the surrender event.

“We are happy to provide a safe place for aquarium pet owners to surrender their pets, no questions asked,” said Moyles. “Having the surrender event the day before the auction helps us to rehome fish quickly without having to worry about long-term foster care and storage.”

Questions regarding the GBAS Exotic Pet Amnesty Day can be directed to John Moyles of GBAS. He can be reached at

Saturday 26 October 2019 Saturday 26 October 2019 1000 Beaulieu Ct, Kaukauna, WI 54130
Northern Wisconsin Reptile Expo!

Be sure to come stop by and visit the MAHS and USARK booths at the new Northern Wisconsin Reptile Expo in Green Bay on Sunday, November 3rd from 11 am to 4 pm! More details to come!!!

Sunday 03 November 2019 Sunday 03 November 2019 1966 Velp Ave. Green Bay WI 54303
MAHS at PetsMart National Adoption Weekends!

PetsMart's National Adoption Weekends will be taking place again this year at PetsMart locations nationwide! National Adoptions weekends, hosted by PetsMart Charities, provide great opportunities for potential adopters to meet pets and learn more about the rescue missions and organizations participating in them. Come check out and visit the Madison Area Herpetological Society and learn about what we do in the community, including our rescue and adoption services at Madison West PetsMart location in Wisconsin, dates and times TBD and subject to change on Saturdays or Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm within these dates below. We hope to see you there!

February 22-24, 2019.
May 17th-19th, 2019
September 13-15, 2019.
November 8-10, 2019.

Saturday 09 November 2019 Saturday 09 November 2019 8210 Plaza Dr, Madison, WI 53719-3810, United States
SEWERFEST Fall Show 2019

Be sure to come stop by and visit the MAHS, Friends of Scales Rescue, and USARK booths at SEWERFEST on Sunday, November 10th from 10 am to 3 pm! Sewerfest is Wisconsin's LARGEST, captive born only reptile show featuring hundreds of high quality reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and supplies! You won’t want to miss out on some one of a kind deals and raffles as well! And don’t forget about the 50/50 raffle going on over at the MAHS table!!! Be sure to stay tuned to the SEWERFEST Facebook page and website for more details and information about upcoming raffles!

Sewerfest features thousands of quality captive born reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates from throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and the Midwest, and even the United States! SEWERFEST shows are a great opportunity to see and learn more about many different species not commonly seen elsewhere, and is fun for the entire family! The show also features an on site ATM, and a true Wisconsin style bar and food. For more details about the next upcoming SEWERFEST show you won’t want to miss, be sure to find the following information below! For further questions or information, contact Shane or Aaron at
We hope to see you there in 2019!!! This year’s show dates will be April 28th, August 4th, and November 10th, so don’t miss them!

When: Sunday, November 10th, 10am to 3pm.
Where: Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave., Sturtevant WI. 53177. Directions can be found here:
Admission: $5 per adult, children 12 and under $1
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Sunday 10 November 2019 Sunday 10 November 2019 8505 Durand Ave, Sturtevant, WI 53177
Box of Balloons Birthday Bash and Reptiles!

Box of Balloons Birthday Bash and Reptiles!

Friday 15 November 2019 Friday 15 November 2019 200 N Grand Ave, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Holiday Party 2019-Milwaukee!

Update: December 11th, 2019 will be date for the much anticipated annual MAHS-Milwaukee Holiday Party! There will be plenty of food and other dishes to go around, food judging contests (the best reptile inspired dish or dessert will win a prize!), GIANT super sized raffles, end of year awards, plus much more!!! More details are still pending, so be sure to check back often! We hope to see everyone there to help celebrate another great year!

So here are the details for our holiday party:
· Reptile show and Tell! Bring your favorite pet reptile/amphibian to the party to show everyone!

· Reptile Inspired Dish Contest:

o Bring any dish to pass inspired by your favorite reptile or amphibian.

o Everyone will vote on their favorite, and the winner will get a VERY special surprise.

· Bring a food or beverage. Please check with us to see what is still needed. Forks, Plates, Cups, Napkins, Soda, and Chips are just a few choices.

· Raffle! We will be holding a HUGE raffle! Tickets will be $1ea or 6/$5. You will put your tickets into cups in front of the items you want to win. We will try and keep the kids from mixing up the cups this year!

· Board Voting! This is the meeting where everyone that wants a chance to be a board member is welcome to stand up and put their name in the hat to be voted on for any position they want. All positions are available to be challenged with a vote, and some are open due to resignations. PLEASE review our bylaws located at to get an understanding of what the board positions do and your responsibilities. Please contact Ryan or Rebecca with any questions.

· Address: 5401 W Oakwood Park Dr, Franklin, WI 53132, USA
· Date: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.
· Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

We hope to see you all there this Wednesday, and for those of you that can’t make it, we wish you a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. Next year is going to be a big one. We hope you’re all excited and ready!

Wednesday 11 December 2019 Wednesday 11 December 2019 5401 W Oakwood Park Dr, Franklin, WI 53132, USA

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