The Creature Conservancy is able to take many of our animals to presentations at libraries, nature centers, churches, schools, universities and other gathering points in the community, typically within Washtenaw County. We also create cool programs for corporate events by bringing our "zoo" to you!
Although we do take animals out for groups as small as a single classroom, these programs are most often presented to larger groups of people during special events. Having The Creature Conservancy bring live, exotic animals to your venue is a great way to spark interest and create a very memorable occasion.
Reading the FAQs below and filling out the Event Planner form will help us get started.
(Click on a thumbnail to see full photo and the name and species of each animal.)
How big of an audience can you present to? That depends on a number of variables. The venue, age of participants and the animals chosen all affect the size of the group we feel comfortable accommodating. Also, the normal hands-on interactions are typically eliminated and “Q & A” time will likely be limited. Keep in mind that the depth and quality of the experience decreases as the audience size increases.
Can The Creature Conservancy set up a display of animals for an all day event? Our educational programs are really designed to be a narrated event in which one animal at a time is displayed and discussed. Let us know in the Event Planner form (see below) if you are looking for this type of display and we’ll see if we can offer some options and ideas.
When can we schedule a visit by the Conservancy’s animals? Fall is the very best time to plan these events because our spring and summer schedule tends to be very full. We avoid scheduling off-site presentations from December through February because of the potential for poor road conditions. Although we will schedule events during these months, we will also may need to cancel on short notice if there is any chance of getting caught on the roads with live animals during bad winter weather conditions.
Do you ever take your animals beyond Washtenaw County for presentations? Rarely: the list of species that can comfortably travel distances for programs is short. Depending on your requirements, we will certainly consider your request.
What is the cost for these events? We need a fair amount of information before we can give you an exact fee, but you’ll get an approximation while you fill out the Event Planner inquiry: