The Herpetofauna foundation visits the most important fairs in The Netherlands and Belgium. During those fairs we have an information stand where our volunteers can tell you about the different kind of projects we are involved with. You can also buy our fun merchandise.
Vivarium is the event where aquarium, paludarium and terrarium come together. It is more than a
fair because of the various presentations, workshops, exhibitions, activities and competitions that
are organised. Vivarium is held annually on Saturday and Sunday in the Autotron in Rosmalen.
Every year, the Herpetofauna Foundation has a large stand where we show a number of terrariums
containing well-known reptiles that are kept as pets, such as the leopard gecko, the tortoise and the
corn snake. Visitors to the stand are also allowed to hold a reptile such as a ball python or bearded
dragon and have their picture taken with it. We use these animals as ambassadors for their
endangered species in nature. They support our story of why it is so important to protect reptiles,
amphibians and their habitats and illustrate the projects we support.
We also give presentations about the foundation and reptiles and there are fun activities for children
at our stand.
Every year in October, the European Snakes Society (ESS) organizes the so-called Snake Day in the
Expo Houten. Snake Day is a fair where snakes are central and all materials related to keeping
snakes are involved, can be bought The ESS also cares about nature and makes 3 tables available to
our foundation, free of charge, to inform visitors of the fair about our foundation and threats to
snakes in nature and where all kinds of nice articles that have a link with snakes can be bought, such
as stuffed snakes, mugs, woodwork, etc. The proceeds of this go to projects that we support and that
have to do with snakes.
Several times a year, VHM Events organizes Terraria Houten in the Netherlands, a large reptile and
amphibian fair in the Expo Houten. This often coincides with Exo Knaag, the rodent fair at the
same location. Both the animals themselves and everything that has to do with the terrarium and
rodent hobby is then for sale. Every edition, the Herpetofauna Foundation receives a table free of
charge from the organization to inform visitors of the fair about our foundation and threats to
reptiles and amphibians in nature and where we can sell all kinds of nice articles that have a link
with these animals. The proceeds of this go to projects that we support.