Programs at The Conservancy

The Creature Conservancy offers custom programs at our location that meet the needs of school-aged and adult groups. Our classroom can comfortably accommodate 25-30 people. Because some of our animals cannot travel off-site, bringing your group to our classroom provides the greatest opportunity to meet and learn about the widest variety of animals.

For schools and other school-aged groups such as scouts, the educational experience is best when presentations are tailored to the specific interests of the audience. Our experienced educators will by happy to help you design a program that supports your curriculum or has a particular theme. If you don't have a specific plan, here are some ideas:

Animals Down Under - meet some of our most popular animals from the opposite side of the planet.

Rainforest Fieldtrip - explore the different layers of the rainforest while we look at animals from the emergent layer, canopy, understory, forest floor and the rivers and streams.

Creatures of the Night - visit the unseen world of nocturnal animals.

African Safari - go on safari without your passport and meet some very cool African animals!

We are also able to arrange presentations for small groups of preschoolers with teachers and chaperones. We recommended a ratio of 1:4 adult:children.


The following gallery shows animals available for presentation to school-aged and adult groups.

Programs at the Conservancy FAQs:

What age range are your programs appropriate for? With the appropriate selection of animals and by adjusting the depth of information, our presenters can tailor programs to be appropriate for 1st graders through seniors. Programs with select animals may also be arranged for small groups of preschoolers.

What if our group is larger than 30 people? Our presentations work best for groups no larger than 30, but we can consider other options. Let us know your needs when you submit an inquiry (see below).

What days and times are available for events? We're fairly flexible - let us know what works best for your group. We typically schedule programs 6-8 weeks in advance, so the sooner you get in touch, the better the chance that we'll be able to accommodate your preference.

Is there space available for our group to have its meeting, additional activities, and/or refreshments after the presentation? Yes, there is a small fee for the use of the kitchenette and the adjoining meeting room - please inquire.

Are there other animals we can visit while we're on site? There are usually animals on outdoor display during the day including the goats, chicken, rabbits, Arctic fox, wild turkey, and peafowl. For a nominal $2/person, more animals may be viewed in their habitats, depending on the season. Please see our Visit - Hours page for more information.

Are tours available? Yes. See our Visit - Tours page if you would like to plan a tour guided by one of our instructors.

Are there restrooms available? Yes, and they are handicap accessible.

What parking is available? There is parking right in front of the building, as well as ample room for buses to turn around and park behind the building.

Is the building handicap-accessible? Yes it is. The presentation rooms are on the ground floor and the sidewalk is ramped from the parking lot to the door.

What does this unique experience cost? Click on the Program Planner to see the fees and make an inquiry. There is a minimum charge of $150 per program ($180 for private or corporate groups).

Program Planner