Events Calendar

Event Name Description Start Date End Date Location
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 (MAHS will not be attending due to the Field Outing)
September 13-15, 2019.
November 8-10, 2019.

Saturday 23 February 2019 Saturday 23 February 2019 8210 Plaza Dr, Madison, WI 53719-3810, United States
MAHS at Pets Supplies Plus-Fitchburg!

Come join MAHS at Pets Supplies Plus in Fitchburg WI on the last Sunday of every month from 10 am until 2 pm! We will be at PSP every month to educate the public and to raise awareness of reptiles and amphibians both in the wild and in captivity, and will also have opportunities to see and touch a few of our animals. Adoptable animals and information about adoption from MAHS and Friends of Scales will also be available as well. Come stop by!

Sunday 24 February 2019 Sunday 24 February 2019 2928 Hardrock Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53719
Madison Country Day School STEAM Event

Madison Country Day School STEAM Event!

Friday 01 March 2019 Friday 01 March 2019 5606 River Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597
Rio Community School Family Science Night!

Rio Community School Family Science Night!

Friday 01 March 2019 Friday 01 March 2019 355 Lowville Road, Rio, WI 53960
GBAS Exotic Pet Amnesty Day

Surrender, Don’t Release: March 10th 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 March 9th between 11 AM and 3 PM at 1000 Islands Environmental Center. Area organizations will be accepting fish, reptiles, pet birds, and aquarium plants --no questions asked.

In some areas, there are no rehoming options for 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 13th event with help from several other area organizations including: Steve Keller's Traveling Snake Show, Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, Winnebago Waterways, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes.

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 09 March 2019 Saturday 09 March 2019 1000 Beaulieu Ct, Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130
Oregon School PTO STEAM Event!

Oregon School PTO STEAM Event!

Saturday 09 March 2019 Saturday 09 March 2019 300 Soden Dr, Oregon, WI 53575
Goodman Community Center/Lowell Elementary Family Science Night!

Goodman Community Center/Lowell Elementary Family Science Night!

Thursday 14 March 2019 Thursday 14 March 2019 149 Waubesa StMadison, WI 53704
Lakeview Elementary Family Science Night!

Lakeview Elementary Family Science Night!

Tuesday 19 March 2019 Tuesday 19 March 2019 1802 Tennyson Ln, Madison, WI 53704
Frog and Toad Fest at Olbrich!

Are you hopping to learn more about reptiles and amphibians? Of course you are! That's why on Friday, March 29th, from 6-7 pm, MAHS will be at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison to give a Frog and Toad Fest presentation to explore the diversity of frogs and toads from throughout the world! Recommended ages will be 7-12 with an adult, and there will be frog and toad themed take home projects afterward! We hope to see you there!!!

Friday 29 March 2019 Friday 29 March 2019 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704
UW Science Expeditions 2019!

Mark your calendars for the annual Wisconsin Science Expeditions-2019 from April 5th-7th! Science Expeditions is hosted and organized by the UW-Madison at multiple locations, and last year bought in over 2300 visitors, and nearly 80 family fun, hands on exploration stations at the Discovery building! MAHS will once again be at Science Expeditions 2019 on Saturday, April 6th from 10 am until 3 pm with many of our animals to help educate guests all about everything related to herpetology, reptiles, and amphibians! Don't miss out!

Saturday 06 April 2019 Saturday 06 April 2019 330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI 53715

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