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School / Event / Large Education Shows

 
Our Pre-School and Kindergarten Programs include a variety of reptiles, amphibians and bugs in assemblies that are both educational and fun.
 
Our mission is to educate children about their natural world because we firmly believe in it's preservation and the mind broadening power these programs have on children, especially young children.
 
We use jokes, stories, "animal's eyes" views of the world, anecdotes, factoids, questions and answers and a gentle, controlled, touching experience to make everyone laugh, think and feel.
 
They will laugh because it's fun, so they will remember it. They will think, thanks to our engaging, experienced teachers. They will touch some animals so they will feel its reality and hopefully someday, when they look back on this event, remember and understand that these creatures are our neighbors on Earth. We serve all ages but are especially equipped to perform for young children, since most of our staff have a great deal of experience with this wonderful age!
 
School Assemblies in Science Grades K-6 - We offer science-based live animal school assemblies that are radically different in content and presentation from what is offered by others. 
 
Reptile Addictions & Exotics is always looking to serve the elementary school community with more attentive service, reasonable prices and the most exciting animal assemblies and classroom programs anywhere!
 
Everyone here has animal handling and/or teaching experience before they come to us. Wendy Childs (owner) has 20 years of experience. She handles the reptiles herself to be sure that everyone can easily and safely handle all the mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bugs and spiders that we use.
 
Our programs are diverse in topic, educationally appropriate and a lot of fun. We feel that just being amusing isn’t good enough for a school show, there has to be scientific and educational content.
 
We'll talk about the specialties of each and what they eat, joke about things they do and find out if these creatures make good pets.
 
We discuss their habitats, why they look as they do, (adaptations) and their general and personal attitudes toward people.
 
Grades 7-12 - Teen Audiences - Reptile Addictions & Exotics instructors are very comfortable with the Middle School and High School audience and are never going to talk to these groups as little kids.

 
Many of these programs can be offered both as auditorium programs or in classroom shows.
 
We know speaking to 7-12th grade students requires a level of understanding both of the subject matter and the audience, not generally found in educators and entertainers who speak to younger children.
 
The information will be more in depth and mature; and the attitude of the instructor will be more on an equal footing with the teen audience.
 
The instructor will also have a background broad enough to handle probing questions while highlighting both points of interest and relevant scientific processes
 
A few of these animals can be touched under the watchful eyes of our instructor. And we always bring up that some of these animals are rescued animals that we are showing.
 
 
Prices
 
Spokane County Class - 20-40 $225
Spokane County Auditorium - No Maximum Attendance $350
 
 
ALL Shows Include 7 Animals of Your Choosing
 
Lizards - Bearded Dragon, Blue-Tongued Skink, Leopard Gecko, Chameleon, Savannah Monitor, Crested Gecko, Giant Leaf Tail Gecko, Uromastyx
Turtles - Box Turtle, African Tortoise, Red-foot Tortoise
Snakes - Kingsnake, Corn Snake, Milk Snake, Ball Python, Boa Constrictor, Burmese Python
Frogs - Red Eye Tree Frog, Dart Frog, Pacman Frog
Mammals - Kinkajou, Hedgehog,  Sugar Glider, Degus, Bangel Cat
 
The finale will be an amazing Mexican Beaded Lizard (cannot be touched) - One of only 3 venomous lizards in the world!
 
 
Extra Time - We can stay longer after any show. Extra time can be spent doing "open house" (extra turns visiting with the animals), photo ops, We can do anything you'd like within the time. It's $25 for an extra 15 minutes, $50 for an extra half hour, and $75 for each additional hour. For shows over 4 hours, we offer flat rate discounts
 
There are always discounts or upgrades, (our option) for returning customers. Discounts also for small audiences, (under 20), multiple back to back programs, (over 2), and for any permanent links from your website to ours.
 
 

Before the Show

 
Parking - A close parking space is greatly appreciated, or at least a close unloading spot. We bring many animal containers and crates.
 
Shade/Heat - Please use the largest empty room.  Especially in the summer, animals can overheat (and kids do, too); we always need a comfortable shady spot. We can also locate indoors. If it's over 100 degrees then for any of our animals will need to be kept in A/C and can be taken outside just during their part of the show. If access to A/C is not available (ex. parks) then we will need to be provided with 6 bags of ice to put the animal carriers on to keep them cool.
 
Scheduling - If you're booking us for a show, we highly recommend leaving a little leeway between the start of your party and the start of our show. (15-30 minutes minimum is advised.) If you're running behind schedule, we normally cannot wait to start the show due to multiple, stacking events. So we will have to leave at the original end time and shorten the show. If we are able to delay the start time, you will receive the full time and we charge $5 for every five minutes from the original start time.
 
Set Up - Our set up time takes about 10 minutes. It goes much faster if the guests can wait to be surprised by the animals until we're ready to start. So, if your show is at 2pm, we'd arrive around 1:45 p.m. to set up.
 
Large Events - Great for “Open House” There is no show. Rather we set up with the animals and everyone can visit with the animals at their leisure as we answer any questions about the animals. Any additional time booked after the party is all Open House and everyone can play with their favorites as long as they like.
 
Animal Safety - Our animals are well-cared for, and are used to being handled by children. However, if one is having an "off day," (just like people do), we will hold it back. We don't force our animals to perform. You need to provide insurance yourself. We hold no liability. Waivers will need to be signed.
 
Deposit - To book a show with us, a deposit is required. The deposit is non-refundable, but will still apply if the reservation needs to be rescheduled, postponed up to 1 week prior to the date. Any package changes (including cancelling extra time) or postponing within 1 week of the event will only have the deposit credited to a future event if changes were due to rain. All deposit credits must be used within 90 days of the original event date.
 
Cancellation - If a cancellation notice is not given at least 24 hours before the event, no deposit will be refunded.
 
Payment (Events) - Cash or Check payment is due  prior to the party start. By using our services, the client agrees to these terms.
 
 

During the Show

 
Food - Please no food or drinks. We always remind the participants to wash their hands before and after handling the animals. We do carry hand sanitizer, but soap and water is still the best.
 
Pictures - Taking pictures is encouraged -- as many as you like! Please take pictures while each animal is being featured. Due to time constraints, we aren't able to uncrate them again -- unless you've booked extra play time.
 
Chairs - All children must be sitting down when holding an animal.
 
Supervision - Your children want to share this experience with you! If teachers/parents are engaged, the children will be too. Adults love Animal parties just as much as the kids. Sometimes it's the first time to ever touch a snake! If some adults wish to socialize, please do so away from the presentation area to eliminate distraction and noise.
 
 

After the Show

 
Clean Up - We always carry hand sanitizer, but it is important that all guests wash with soap and water after handling animals. Make sure children wash their hands before eating!
 
Gratuity - Gratuity is not included in the fee, but is optional. Our staff sincerely appreciates your gratuity for a job well done.
 
Returned Check Policy - Reptile Addictions & Exotics is happy to offer the privilege of accepting a check payment the day of the show. Any returned check is subject to a $35.00 collection fee plus a $10.00 insufficient funds fee when returned check happens initially. If payment is not resolved immediately, there will be a $10 fee added on per week from the original event date. Any amount not paid in full within 30 days is subject to additional interest, penalties, collection fees, and/or additional court fees. By writing a check the day of the show, the check writer agrees to these terms.
 
Goodbye - If you have not booked us to stay for additional time, we do leave promptly since we often have multiple shows to attend. Happily for us, animal shows are very popular.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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