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Animal Encounters

Virtual programs now available!

Any group visiting the zoo can enjoy a private and educational meet-and-greet with some of our Animal Ambassadors, including schools, preschools, daycares, scout groups, older adults, and families.

Schools, groups, families, and more can interact with Binder Park Zoo animals right on your device! Virtual Animal Encounters are now available through Zoom. 

 

Programs are offered in either 30 or 60 minute lengths. Choose from available topics below or contact us to customize a program to fit your curriculum or scout badge needs. 

 

*Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to your desired program date*

 

 If you have questions about Animal Encounters programs, contact Ally Ross,  aross@binderparkzoo.org or call (269) 979-1351

Please fill out the Request Form below, and we will be in contact shortly to confirm your Animal Encounters program!

Program Types

30 Minute Program

Price: $50

Includes:
-Presentation of 2 Animal Ambassadors
-Touching of at least 1 animal during presentation
-Topic-focused information about animals presented
-Limited time for audience questions

 

Ideal for pre-K and elementary age groups, daycares, and families

60 Minute Program

Price: $100

Includes:
-Presentation of 3 Animal Ambassadors
-Touching of at least 1 animal during presentation
-Animal artifacts such as furs, skulls, or tracks, based on topic
-More detailed information about animals presented
-Expanded time for audience questions

Ideal for middle and high school age groups, adults, and scout groups

Virtual Programs

Price: $50

Includes:
-30-minute live presentation of 2-3 Animal Ambassadors

-Private Zoom Meeting for you and your guests
-Topic-focused information about animals presented
-Limited time for audience questions

Each program is limited to 40 participants.
If your group contains more than 40 people, multiple programs can be scheduled. 

Program Topics

Animal Story Time

Gather round for an exciting reading of a book about animals. Afterward, the story will come to life as Animal Encounters Staff present live animals from the story.

Habitats are Homes

Animals from across the world will be shown so that guests can discover all the interesting places animals make habitats in the wild. From mountains and valleys to swamps and deserts, animals can make anywhere home.

Amazing Adaptations

This program brings in a variety of animals with fascinating adaptations which allow them to live more efficiently in their habitats. Let your group see first-hand how animals are specialized to live where humans never could.

Circle of Life

From the smallest blade of grass to the strongest predator, all life is necessary to keep the world’s ecosystem in balance. Using live animals, your group will learn how all these animals fit together in the global food web.

Animals in Danger

Poaching, illegal wildlife trade, and vanishing species can be hard topics to discuss. Let the zoo help bring these issues to life with not only live animal ambassadors, but real illegal wildlife items from various endangered species around the world.

Have another topic in mind? Contact us!

We’d be happy to help customize a program to fit your curriculum or scout badge needs.