.Dedicated to the conservation and care of turtles and tortoises.

Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society

MATTS meetings are open to the public. We look forward to having you attend! All meetings are held on Saturdays at the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Banneker Museum in Catonsville.

The Banneker Museumis located at 300 Oella Avenue in Catonsville, Maryland. The museum is located on 142 acres of stream valley woodland. The park is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife habitat and the preservation of the natural history of the land. This historic park features panoramic nature trails, archaeological sites and living history areas, which recreate the colonial farm and life of the Banneker family who purchased the land in 1734.

See map for details and directions. Please park in front and use the main entrance.

Members arrive at 6:00pm   -   Meeting begins at 7:00pm   -   Speakers from 7:30pm-8:30pm

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Other Events of Interest

MATTS Meeting Schedule

​Sunday, September 17th, from 12 PM - 5 PM.

Robinson Nature Center, Columbia MD - Ray Bosmans gave a presentation on turtles at the Robinson Nature Center Annual Open House, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044,

Saturday, October 14th from 10 AM - 4 PM.

Cromwell Valley Park Fall Harvest Festival, ​2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, in Parkville, MD - Ray Bosmans and Katrina Smith manned the MATTS exhibit and animal table. Click the link above for more details!

All-Maryland Reptile Show takes place in Havre de Grace Maryland from 9 AM to 3 PM. For directions, follow the link to their website. Dates for 2017 include: 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 6/3, 7/8. 8/12, 9/9, 10/7, 11/4 & 12/16

.​Hamburg Reptile Show - Northwestern Berks Reptile Show takes place in Hamburg, PA. Come discover one of the largest Reptile Shows on the East Coast.. Dates for 2017 include 2/25/17, 4/22/17, 6/10/17, 8/5/17, 10/21/17, and 12/2/17.

Meetings & Events


Saturday, January 13, 2018 (Members only) - "Show & Shell" - See your email for details.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 (Open to Public) - Chris Leone (Garden State Tortoise) will give a presentation about their new location and his latest breeding work.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (Open to Public) - TBD 

August 2018 (Members only) - Annual picnic TBD - Check your email for details.in early Summer 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018 (Open to Public) - TBD