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june, 2024

13jun1:00 pm2:00 pmSummer Kids: Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary - "AROUND THE WORLD" (Bookmans Phoenix)1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Phoenix, 8034 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021


Event Details

The Phoenix Herpetological Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a statewide facility that includes a surrender facility, education program, summer camps and rescue and rehabilitation.

PHS focuses on two specific goals:

Rescue and Rehabilitation
The need for a sanctuary was not only for non-native but native species as well. Currently PHS is home to animals of which 90% are pet trade type animals. We assist the general public, humane societies, animal welfare leagues, animal control departments,  law enforcement and other organizations across the United States.  For example, PHS assisted the SPCA on a rescue in Texas a few years ago where we picked up 572 animals. Many of these animals were rehabilitated, some were adopted, and many still call PHS home.

Conservation Education
Conservation begins with education. Our desert (and our planet) is in serious jeopardy. It is imperative to teach our youth the importance each animal plays in our eco-system. Last year the PHS outreach program touched 250,000 people. These were primarily school-aged children and teenagers.

The Phoenix Herpetological Society will be here today showcasing some of their exciting reptiles from “AROUND THE WORLD”!

No registration is required and all events are free.


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Phoenix

8034 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021