San Diego Herpetological Society is a Nonprofit Corporation serving the community since 1978. The SDHS reaches out to everyone with a passion or curiosity for reptiles, amphibians kept as pets or studied and observed in nature. Our primary objective is to create a supportive environment for enthusiasts whether a beginner or life-long hobbyist or breeder. We are a membership based organization open to individuals and families with an interest, curiosity or passion for these fascinating creatures. Each month we will host a Meet-Up in San Diego on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. We meet at 1650 El Prado San Diego CA 92101 Rm 104 in Balboa Park. Club membership is $25 per calendar year, with specials for mid year membership. Membership is required for participation in field events and Behind the Scenes Tours. The public is welcome to attend the monthly meet-ups.
SDHS is promoting the study of herpetology in San Diego, increasing the awareness of San Diego's herpetofauna through outreach & education, promoting the use of citizen science, enhancing herpetological knowledge, providing opportunities for members to learn about San Diego herpetofauna, encouraging responsible and informed herpetoculutre, organizing a community of individuals interested in amphibians and reptiles both wild & pets, promoting the conservation of all wildlife in general and of herpetofauna in particular whenever and wherever possible, and achieving a closer cooperation & understanding between amateur and professional herpetologists, so they may work together for the common cause of science.