I am available for animal shows at schools, preschools, youth groups, summer camps, community centers, and corporate events. If you have a larger group that would like to have fun while learning about animals and the environment, give me a call! Presentations can be tailored to match party themes or school curriculum.
Larger parties or events
I will bring 40 to 50 different types of reptiles, amphibians, and insects to your child's birthday party or other small event. If you prefer some types of animals and not others, I can easily accommodate your needs.
I usually do a one and one half to two hour presentation showing the animals and talking about their interesting biology, where they are from, and how they came to be the way they are. I like to talk about conservation too, followed by questions and answers, as everyone gets a turn to hold or touch the animals. It is a very interactive experience for the kids, and I adjust what I am doing to match the particular needs of various ages and interests. Whether they are outgoing or shy, eager or apprehensive, there will be a way for them to participate.
The typical party for about 25 kids or less is just $225 plus tax. I can also do longer parties or events upon request. Prices may vary slightly for a longer party, distant location, or larger number of children. I ask for a $50 nonrefundable deposit to reserve the date.
Please keep in mind that on rare occasions parties may be cancelled or postponed in the case of unforeseen illness or other circumstances, although I have never had to cancel a party thus far. With live animals, the possibility always exists that while handling them, a little scratch or bite could occur, or an animal could go potty on you. This hardly ever happens, and all the animals that I let the kids handle are extremely tame and very friendly. I will ensure that the kids sanitize their hands after holding the animals. In booking a party or other event, you are doing so at your own risk. I am fully licensed and insured.