NEXT SHOW: SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 6 & 7 JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN
Show Me Snakes is a company that organizes educational reptile events.
Show Me Snakes didn't just pop up as a company that holds award winning educational reptile shows. We began as a "bad idea" in a family living room. The idea was called the "Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show" or "Show Me Show" for short. Reptile shows were already a thing, but we needed something different.
Because the quality of the reptile community is important to us, several other events have been created to offer support to our growing communities. There are local meet and greets, Reptile Appreciation Day, community service events, reptile training events and even unique private events upon request. It doesn't stop there...
Events are adapted to suit the uniqueness of the public.
Show Me Snakes evolved into more community based and more into education and conservation. A place was needed for sharing knowledge and bringing people together. Thus, The Gateway Herpetology & Entomology Club was born! Born in 2019, the club involves several supportive members. One of the great beneficial things that this free club does is raise awareness to endangered species of the Cloud Forest in Guatemala.
Show Me Snakes is so much more than just reptile events.
We have become the leaders in innovating the reptile community and the way reptile shows are operated. We have become advocates for many who strive to improve the reptile industry. We make a contribution with every community we serve and create a binding connection with it. We genuinely care about the quality of the reptile community and truly believe in what we are doing.
Show me snakes began in a family living room initially thought of as a “bad idea”. Show Me Snakes was initially called “Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show” or “Show Me Show” for Short. There were other reptile shows, but there was something missing. Show Me Snakes did not want to be just another show. Show me Snakes felt a responsibility to the reptile community to not only be a memorable experience; but to also inspire passion in education for conservation in those who love the “abnormal” pets known as reptiles. Show Me Snakes Desired to create a space where people could share their unique passions as well as encourage safe and responsible keeping; and to embolden the curiosity occasionally hidden behind fear. Show Me Snakes believes it has a duty to transform that fear into fascination. This would be done by bringing unique events to the public.
Show Me Snakes first show was held in October of 2015 at the District 9 Machinist Hall in Bridgeton, Missouri. This “bad idea” snowballed from that living room, to a great local show, into the national spotlight. The “Show Me Show” has since expanded incredibly with at least 25 shows a year not counting special events.
A Show Me Show is a unique experience for both reptile lovers and the reptile-curious. It is a place of friendship and community for everyone.
When you walk into a Show Me Show you can expect to see large crowds of people who admire and care for animals. The show provides everything you need to properly care for your reptiles. From high quality reptile equipment like lighting, heating, feeders, substrate, cleaners and enclosures to friendly vendors who assist in reptile husbandry and adoptions. There is always someone there to help you. The show provides entertainment such as educational stations, face painting, food and other activities.
The Show me Show is a unique experience you don't want to miss out on!
We are Micky and Tamara Meyer. We are the founders/owners of Show Me Snakes. We are the team who is responsible for organizing all events through Show Me Snakes.
Show Me Snakes mission and energy is to educate the public through the organization of events focused on the education and celebration of reptiles across the United States.
We envision a world where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness, humans who have rights as responsible animal keepers, and the diminished fear of reptiles.
*If you feel unsafe attending events please stay home*
Please practice safety guidelines and social distancing.
Please be respectful of others and their prevention choices.
Please keep 6' apart at all times, especially in line. If the line is too long, return at a later time of day or respectfully wait in your car until line slows down.
Please stay patient as we go through this together.