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august 12, 2015

Experience the World of Reptiles at Night during Twighlight Croc Walk

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SCOTTSDALE – See what crocodiles and other reptiles do after dark!

The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is holding a “Twighlight Croc Walk” on Fri., August 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. 

Get your kids away from the TV and video games, and let them experience nature at night with some of the world's most exotic creatures. As part of the Twighlight 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

CROCODILEPHS has the second-largest collection of crocodilians in the United States. Visitors to the nationally recognized 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 crocs (must be returned when leaving PHS). Children ages 3 and younger are admitted free (a meal ticket can be purchased for $5).

Kids will get a commemorative "Herp Helmet," equipped with a kid-size head lamp, and adults will get a commemorative can koozie.

People must pre-register to attend 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 or call go to, and click on the event graphic on the home page.