The Chicago Jr. Herp Society Meetings are held on the Sunday of the first full weekend of each month, please view the calendar for the dates. Meetings are held at the
Peggy Notebaert Museum at noon. The museum is located at 2430 N Cannon Dr Chicago IL, 60614.
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians.The Jr Herp meetings will feature different speakers and activities geared towards children. We hope to educate the next generation of reptile lovers on conservation and most importantly HAVE FUN !
The Chicago Herpetological Society is a non-profit all volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation of all wildlife, especially reptiles and amphibians, the cooperation of amateur and professional herpetologists toward a more complete understanding of herpetofauna, and the education of the general public about these often misunderstood but fascinating animals.
All in all, the CHS is made up of over 600 people who love reptiles and amphibians and want to do what they can to help other people understand this not-so-mainstream devotion. From encouraging the public not to fear snakes, to helping someone learn how to take care of her brand new gecko, we are spreading knowledge and spreading compassion for these creatures who are so often labeled in a negative way. We welcome anyone who shares our passion to join us!