‘Swamp Safari’ returning to Cypress Gardens

  • Friday, July 11, 2014

It’s time to pull out your safari hat for Cypress Gardens’ annual Swamp Safari.

This year’s event is 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. All Swamp Safari activities are free with regular paid admission to Cypress Gardens ($10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $5 for child ages 6 to 12 years old). Berkeley County residents are admitted free from 9 a.m. until noon.

“This year features exciting presentations and exhibits highlighting Lowcountry swamp life,” said Heather Graham, manager of Cypress Gardens. “From reptiles and rabbits to butterflies and birds, there is a little something for everyone.”

Entertainment, displays and presentations include

• Live music by the Charleston Hot Shots

• The Turtle and Tortoise Society of Charleston

• Tony Mills, Herpetologist (reptile and amphibian expert) from the Lowcountry Institute and star of “Coastal Kingdom TV” show

• Ken Alfieri, Herpetologist and former director of Cypress Gardens

• Chris Smith of Magnolia Gardens Nature Center

• Sonny Gunn, Fossil Hunter

• Charleston Fancy Rabbit Breeders

Food will be available for purchase from the Friends of Cypress Gardens.

Call 843-553-0515 or visit www.cypressgardens.info for more information on this and other exciting Cypress Gardens events.

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