Party Safari: Education is IMPORTANT
Party Safari was created by the owner of Scales n’ Tails (a Colorado Exotic Animal Pet-Store Chain) nine years ago because parents wanted their children to have a hands-on, exotic animal birthday party.
Since then, we have added education as a cornerstone to the Party Safari experience.
Our knowledgeable staff will help you take one-of-a-kind pictures with your child holding amazing exotic animals, but you and your guests will also have to learn something. That is the whole point.
The cost for a one-hour birthday party is $200 with 12 animals.
The cost for a two-hour birthday party is $300 with 18 animals.
Up to one-hour travel time to the event location (>one-hour incurs small fee); 30-min setup before and 30-min breakdown after the event takes place; transfer of animals indoors; a covered table to hide animals behind when not presenting; a carpet to cover flooring incase an animal goes to the bathroom during a presentation; and hand sanitizer for everyone who decides to touch an animal during the presentation. The price listed is for groups of less than 20 people. >20 people may incur a $30 fee for an assistant.
Please Contact Us for availability.
Party Safari is all about education. As such, we offer a $50 discount to classrooms or daycares with less than 26 students for a one-hour presentation (this is the average class size for CO schools in 2012). We also offer a $100 discount to classrooms for a two-hour session. This allows two consecuative classes (<26 students each) to receive a one-hour presentation at a reduced rate.
Sometimes daycares, summer programs, or after school programs desire more than 26 people in smaller time increments (i.e. 30 kids in 30-min time-slots). Pricing and number of animals brought to a presentation will depend upon specifics like travel time, number of students, number of presentations scheduled per institution, and length of presentation(s). Educational discounts will be honored, but groups with more than 26 students per one-hour time frame will incur additional fees for an assistant (or my added stress level). Please Contact Us for appropriate invoices.
The cost for a one-hour classroom setting is $150 with 12 animals.
The cost for a two-hour classroom setting is $200 with 12 animals.
Up to one-hour travel time to the event location (>one-hour incurs small fee); 30-min setup before and 30-min breakdown after the event takes place; transfer of animals indoors; a covered table to hide animals behind when not presenting; a carpet to cover flooring incase an animal goes to the bathroom during a presentation; and hand sanitizer for everyone who decides to touch an animal during the presentation. The price listed is for groups of less than 26 people. The two-hour classroom setting discount is for consecutive classes only.
PARTY SAFARI RULES
1. You do not have to touch an animal if you do not want to.
This usually involves a parent wanting their child to touch something that they are wary of, or a student experiencing peer pressure. If such a situation occurs, Party Safari staff will kindly remind the group that individuals are free to choose to watch from a distance if they desire. Sometimes this understanding allows the person to approach a similar animal later in the presentation, and may help them get over their fears.
2. You must be gentle with an animal if you decide to touch it.
People often forget that we are much more likely to hurt these animals, then they are to hurt us. Children are required to sit down and extend two hands if they desire to hold an animal. (Touching sometimes leads to poking, so “holding” is the preferred method on some species.) Our Party Safari staff will watch those involved and judge whether or not they will respect the safety of our animals. If our staff deems someone too nervous or an animal too stressed for a particular situation, that person or that animal will be skipped. This is non-negotiable and at the discretion of our Party Safari staff.
3. You will not touch the head of an animal.
I am always asked, “Does this animal bite?” The answer is, “Every animal bites something. I just don’t want it to bite you.” Therefore, bodies of animals will be held, and their heads will not be touched. ***Party Safari is insured, but we do not want anyone to have a negative experience.
4. Everyone that chooses to touch an animal MUST WASH THEIR HANDS afterwards.
Reptiles can transmit Salmonella (just like raw eggs and raw chicken). Food will not be consumed during a presentation and all participants MUST WASH THEIR HANDS after the last animal has been presented. (Multiple hand-washing throughout a presentation is fine.)
***Hand sanitizer is provided at every Party Safari event by our staff.