Please contact us directly to discuss your program needs, quotes, and our availability
Be sure to book us at the time you want us to START the event
We require a deposit to book and hold your event date
We recommend booking us as soon as possible, as we do tend to book several months in advance (especially during warmer weather months)
We are happy to travel out of state and frequently travel 200+ miles for an event
A non-refundable deposit is required to book your show and hold your event date
The remaining payment is due the day of the event upon arrival (before the show)
Clients can choose to pay the full amount in advance and the payment minus the deductable will be refundable up to 48 hours from the event
Cash, money order, Paypal, and all major credit cards are accepted
We cannot accept personal checks
Payment by credit card and Paypal is available with an additional 3.5% convenience fee
Gratuities for the animal educators are not required, but are gratefully appreciated if you feel our educators did an amazing job
Depending on your location and how far away you are, a travel charge may be added to the pricing. This is usually determined after show site address is determined in miles.
Local events generally do not get assessed a travel fee--we usually start charging travel fees for locations more than 45 miles from us
We are happy to travel to you! Exotic Edventures has attended events 200+ miles from our facility and we frequently do shows in out of state locations. Contact us and we can give you an idea of travel expenses to your location!
We ask that you provide a parking spot for us close to the event venue
If parking is metered or garage parking is required, we will add these expenses to the show fees
If you are hosting the event at your home, we ask that you reserve a parking space for us next to the entrance of your home so that we can unload and set up for the event
looking for parking and/or having to unload our equipment and animals a distance from the venue can add additional time to our set up and can cut into the show schedule
Weather/Temperature/Outdoor Event Requirements
We recommend that shows be held indoors or that you have a covered area such as a pavilion, canopy, or event tent. This is incase of inclement weather the day of your event.
We do offer outdoor shows, but this may limit the species we can bring to the event
We do not bring birds to outdoor events and certain species may not be available for the show due to temperature concerns
Due to health and safety of our animals, outdoor events may be postponed if the temperature the day of the event drops below 60F degrees. We recommend having an alternate indoor option when booking an outdoor event such as a garage or covered porch.
In summer months we ask that a shady location be made available so that our animals can get out of the heat and direct sun
Helpful Requirements the Day of the Event
A secured, easy access loading area free from children
A secured area for animal storage if necessary
A parking location close to the venue for unloading and set up
A 6 foot table for use during the presentation
We ask that you contain/crate any personal pets or animals that you may have in your home prior to us arriving
We request that the event start at the booking time. Please understand that we must stay on schedule, as we have other client commitments
We ask that our show location is in an area away from loud music and other noises that can scare our animals
We can only set up our program on a first floor venue unless an elevator is available for our use
Please let us know if any of the audience members have phobias of certain animals or any animal allergies prior to the program
Please let us know the number of guests who will be attending the program
Please have audience members sit at least 6 feet from the presentation area
A presentation area that is indoors or out of the elements (canopy, pavilion, etc.)
Please let us know if you have a preference on which animals attend the presentation-we cannot guarantee that a specific animal will be able to attend an event, but we will do our best to accommodate requests. See our Requesting Animals page for more information!