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Critters & Cabernet debuted at the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival. This is the 21+ version of our popular children's program — Critter Camp.

C & C is a casual learning experience in series format, so we focus on a specific topic or group of animals each session.

'Reptiles and Wine — What could go wrong?'

Each Critters and Cabernet session lasts for 2 hours, and includes lessons mixed with live animal demonstrations and handling (if desired). There is, of course, no obligation to hold animals if you do not wish. The sessions occur in our glorious Amphibious AF Meeting Room, on the second floor of the Amphibian Foundation.

Instructors are Amphibian Foundation Founders Mark & Crystal Mandica, with occasional guest lecturers.

  • Frank the Python

  • Critters & Cabernet

  • Rainbow Boa

Critters & Cabernet Calendar

October 4th: Frogs II
November 1st: Salamanders II

December: No C & C (Amphibian Foundation Open House, Dec 6th)

January 3rd: Turtles II
February 7th: Lizards II
March 13th: Snakes II
April 3rd: Venomous Snakes II

May 1: Frogs I
June 5: Salamanders I
July 3: Turtles I
Aug 7: Lizards I
Sept 4: Snakes I
Oct 2: Venomous Snakes I
Nov 6th: Frogs II
December: No C & C (Amphibian Foundation Open House)

Pricing & Registration

Critters & Cabernet sessions occur monthly in the evenings from 7-9 pm, typically on the first Friday of the month.

Registration is $40 for each class and includes the wine. The entire series of 6 classes is $225* (Members, click the link below to register for the series for $210).

Sessions 2019-20
*Series registration includes the next 6 sessions. Registrants can start the series in any month.

Member Discount

Annual and Sustaining Members of the Amphibian Foundation receive a $20 discount on the Master Herpetologist Program, and a $15 discount on the Critters & Cabernet series. To verify your membership and receive this discount, click the link below. You will be redirected to the Members' Registration Page.

You will need to know the date you registered, and membership type (eg: Striped Newt, Gopher Frog, Flatwoods Salamander, etc ...)

Membership Verification Form