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Scales and Tails

Learn about some common native and nonnative reptiles in south Florida. These unique ectotherms (meaning ''cold blooded'') are often misunderstood, but are resilient animals that play a big role in the local ecosystem. After a discussion and interacting with live animals, participate in a scavenger hunt and nature walk to find and identify reptiles in the park.

Scales and Tails is for students in grade levels kindergarten through eighth grade.

All student programs can occur at your desired location (school, park, etc). Call or send an email for more information.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities or sign language interpreter services (seven days in advance) call Accessibility Services or TDD.

Standard program rate

For up to 35 students.

  • $99 per presentation
  • $75 for an additional presentation of the same program on the same day

Large group program rates

For groups over 35 students. Only available at your site with limited hands-on experiences.

  • $199 for first presentation, up to five classes
  • $99 for an additional presentation of the same program on the same day, up to five classes

Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit card (all major credit cards are accepted)

    Phone Number(s)

    Email / Mail

    Locations and Hours

    • A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center

      3401 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33155
      305-662-4125
      Monday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Tuesday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Wednesday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Thursday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Friday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Saturday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Sunday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Bill Sadowski Park Nature Center

      17555 SW 79th Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
      305-255-4767
      Monday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Tuesday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Wednesday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Thursday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Friday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Saturday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Sunday
      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
    Maria I. Nardi, Director

    Hickman Building
    275 NW 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33128
    305-755-7800305-755-7800

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