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Are you looking for something for your kids to do in the Fairview Heights area? We've got several events planned at The Tye-Dyed Iguana this month and next month. And the good news is that they're all indoors. No need to stand out in the cold.

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Boy Scout merit badges

Reptile and amphibian merit badge class

Saturday, December 15th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Did you know that we're certified to teach Boy Scout merit badge classes? This class is for Boy Scouts who want to get the reptile and amphibian merit badge.The class is two hours long, and you'll be able to fulfill all the requirements for the merit badge during that time.

At The Tye-dyed Iguana you also get exclusive access to requirement 8. Requirement 8a requires the scout to maintain a reptile / amphibian for one month. Requirement 8b requires the scout observe a reptile / amphibian for three months. All attendees of our class will receive 20% a reptile purchase to satisfy requirement 8a, or can have access to our display animals to fulfill requirement 8b.

You will need to pre-register for this class so click the link here to sign up quickly because this class is right around the corner. Cost of registration is $10.


GloFish party

Saturday, January 19th, 9 a.m.

Each of our GloFish parties consists of an interactive Gloria the GloFish story for your child, as they watch the glofish in our aquarium.

This hands-on class allows each child to build their own glofish aquarium from our kits. Each child also receives a certificate for a free glofish at the party.

The price of registration for this class depends on what type of glofish tank you would like to have your child build. We have three packages. The $30 package includes a 1.5 gallon tank. The $40 package includes a 3 gallon bubbling tank. And the $50 package includes a 5 gallon tank.

Kids will leave the class with everything they need to start their own glofish aquarium. Sign up here.

Girl with lizard

Snake School 101

Thursdays, 6 p.m., January 17th through February 14th

Snake School is our hands-on reptile and amphibian handling class where kids aged approximately 9 to 16 get to learn exactly what it is our staff does when taking care of the animals. If your kids are interested in taking their reptile and amphibian hobby further than just pet ownership, this is the place for them.

In this 5 week course, we’ll be teaching skills they can use to go into a career in herp husbandry. After completion, there are higher level courses available to continue their reptile and amphibian education. Each class is 2 hours long, and the fee is $150 for the 5 weeks. Register for the class here.

If you can’t make the events, you’re free to come in any time we’re open to browse our exotic pet selection and talk to the staff. Follow The Tye-Dyed Iguana on Facebook for more event dates.