Booking a show with the Creepy Crawly Zoo is easy. Simply call or email us. Shows will be scheduled either in the morning or the afternoon. A show runs approximately an hour and each assembly can accommodate up to 200 students. Every student will have the opportunity to touch and hold “some” of the live animals we bring (some are just to look at for obvious reasons). Each student will also receive a Science Diary to begin their life long pursuit of knowledge and critical thinking.
The cost of a single assembly is $500 and an extra show can be added for $200. In some cases, there will be an extra cost for travel expenses. Payment is not due until I arrive. However, it is due before I start, unless prior arrangements have been made.
This show can accommodate many different situations and venues but we do have a few requests. The only “demand” we have is that all the students are seated on the floor of the venue, no chairs. Chairs can be provided for adults. We will also need you to provide 6 tables. Any tables will do in either 6ft or 8ft lengths. These are simply to place all our items along. Space on both sides of the tables for students to access is also recommended. The tables will be placed behind me, space for me in front of the tables and students seated in front of me. I do bring a mic, but not a sound system. If you can provide one that we may plug our mic into, that is appreciated. (This may change) That is all I require to make this a successful and memorable experience. One thing I DO NOT recommend is using a stage unless it is a low platform. At the end of my show, students will be coming up and around the tables. When they are at that level of excitement, I have concerns of them falling.
I have had concerns expressed to me by those witnessing this for the first time, that I will never be able to control the crowd. I smile because I know what it looks like. I want to assure all of you that this is not my first rodeo. I have been doing this for over 25 years and have done this for over a million kids. In all that time I have never had a single incident. It is controlled chaos. When I finish my show, they are excited, wide-eyed screaming maniacs. I am well aware of this. Part of the lesson is that they are responsible for the safety of my animals and I have not lost one in many many years.