We went to the reptile show like we do every year. One of the favorite features is always the petting zoo. It was very crowded, but the kids did get to pet a monitor lizard and a tortoise.
New this year was a fossil dig, sponsored by the owners of the prior T-Rex museum (closed). The kids found real fossils like shark teeth and fish bones.
Mason held a type of ball python that has a special gene trait that causes absence of melanoma (not albinism). Very neat coloring, and a super nice snake.
Mason had been begging for a bearded dragon, but our investigation showed them to be expensive, smelly, and difficult to care for. The best starter lizard: Leopard geckos. So we got two, one for each of the kids, and they are adorable!