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Inspiring Conversations with Tamara Meyer of Show Me Snakes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tamara Meyer.

Tamara, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Show Me Snakes first show was held in October of 2015 at the District 9 Machinist Hall in Bridgeton, Missouri. This “bad idea” snowballed from that living room, into a great local show, into the national spotlight. The “Show Me Show” has since expanded incredibly with over 22 locations.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
1.) The stigma. This goes for the fear of reptiles and also the bad rap the reptile industry has.

2.) Positive changes. Teaching proper animal husbandry and changing the way people own reptiles.

3.) Change perception of our industry as a whole and the way people see it.

4.) Financial issues through COVID-19

5.) Groups trying to get our events shut down.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Show Me Snakes, LLC?
We are an events company that specializes in reptile education. Our largest public event is called the Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show and we are nationwide.

The Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show is a safe and family-friendly convention for reptile enthusiasts, educators, and hobbyists.

We are known for providing quality, affordability, and variety to various reptile communities.

We are proud of how we have changed industry standards.

When you come to a “Show Me Show” know that we can help you overcome your fears (if you have them) and we are available for those who “love the unloved” and need an outlet to connect with others who share the same passion for animals.

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
Keep an open mind and stay persistent.


  • General admission: 10am entry $6 and up (depending on locatoin)
  • VIP admission: 9am entry $12 and up (depending on location)
  • Weekend Warrior: VIP 9am admission for 2 day shows (depending on location)

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