Online Membership Form(Paypal)

Membership Form(Print and Mail)

Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly Meetings take place at 7:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month and feature nationally prominent speakers. Our library allows members to borrow from a wide selection of books on reptiles and amphibians. A raffle is held of cages, books, posters, T-shirts and other herp-related items (no live animals). Once a year is our popular show and tell meeting.

  • The CHS Bulletin is a monthly journal featuring original articles, photographs and artwork, columns, book reviews, abstracts of current herpetological research, cartoons, announcements of upcoming speakers and activities, and classified ads (free to members).

  • Herpetological Grants is a program that annually provides financial grants to CHS members to support herpetological research, education and conservation.

  • The Membership List contains a list of fellow members cross-referenced by zip code and is available to all members. The list is a great way to discover members who live in your area and to contact people who share your particular interest.

  • Our Adoption Program is a resource for locating caring homes for unwanted or abandoned reptiles and amphibians.

  • Educational Shows where members are invited to exhibit and display their animals at ReptileFest, our yearly educational show. We also participate in HerPETological weekend at the Chicago Academy of Sciences and and frequently give programs at libraries and schools throughout the area.

  • Group Activities include behind-the-scenes zoo tours, summer picnics, workshops and more.

  • Merchandise like patches, decals, T-shirts, Vita-lites, Bulletin containers, and more.

  • Networking. The CHS has over 500 members. Whatever your special interest, there are people who share your enthusiasm. If you have a question about an animal, there are members who can help you.

Membership Form - An invitation to join.