Animal Parties
Call Us: (818) 727-1594

Los Angeles Animal Shows

Live Animal Encounters
Exotic Animal Ambassador Programs
Our animal programs are not simply encounters, but “wild adventures” led by our
experienced and talented Reptacular Guides. Engaging, educational, and FUN, our
programs are suitable for nearly any setting–from the classroom to your backyard
birthday party. Our guides can adapt to ANY age group as we believe that children and
adults at all stages of life can be enriched by a hands-on encounter with our animals.

Exotic Animal Edventure- $590

Journey with us “around the world” to encounter exotic reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and bugs on an adventure so big that we send two Reptacular guides! Learn about our species’ natural history while seeing and feeling their scales, fur and exoskeletons up close. In addition to our smaller critters, you will meet a 3-4 ft lizard, a 8-10-foot python or boa, and a giant African spurred tortoise! The Exotic Animal Adventure starts at 1.5 hours and comes with 16 animals which may
include: snakes, lizards, tortoises, frogs, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, fancy rats, chinchillas, and bugs.

Mini Exotic Animal Edventure- $355

Experience our Exotic Animal Adventure in a slightly smaller package with this program led by one spectacular Reptacular guide. Includes encounters with one of our large boas and large tortoises!
Starts at 1 hour and comes with 12 animals which may include: snakes, lizards, tortoises, frogs, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, fancy rats, chinchillas, and bugs.

Reptile Edventure – $325

If you prefer more scales and less fur, our reptile adventure is for you! Focusing on our ectothermic (cold-blooded) friends, this encounter puts the spotlight on snakes, lizards, tortoises, and even a few frogs and creepy crawlies. Led by one of our amazing Reptacular guides, this adventure also includes encounters with one of our large boas and large tortoises!
Starts at 1 hour and comes with 12 animals which may include: snakes, lizards, tortoises, frogs, and bugs.

Reptile Petting Zoo – $450

If a formal, sit-down program doesn’t suit your needs and you want your own contained mini reptile zoo, you’ve found it. This program is great for festivals or larger events with multiple activities going on at the same time. Two of our Reptacular guides set up a fenced area where 6-10 guests can enter at a time to meet reptiles, amphibians and even some creepy crawly bugs. Our reptile zoo even includes a large tegu lizard, large boa constrictor, and large tortoise!
Starts at 1 hour and comes with 12 animals which may include: snakes, lizards, tortoises, frogs, and bugs

Reptile Petting Zoo Video

Creepy Crawly Edventure – $325

In this program we take you on a wild “arthropod adventure” to meet insects, spiders, scorpions, hermit crabs and more from diverse habitats around the world. Our guides will teach you about exoskeletons, antennae, lifecycles, pincers, stingers, and all of the amazing things that allow our creepy crawly friends to survive in the wild. Many of the animals in this program are hands-off, but you may get to hold a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach, have a tarantula on your head, watch a scorpion glow, and even witness a hermit crab race!
The Arthropod Adventure starts at one hour, and comes with 10+ animals which may include: Tarantulas, scorpions, hissing cockroaches, beetles, centipedes, millipedes, hermit crabs, beetle larvae (mealworms) and an arthropod predator such as a leopard gecko or giant bullfrog!

Pocket Pet Edventures – $325

Experience the softer side of the animal kingdom by meeting and learning about hamsters, guinea pigs, fancy rats, mice, chinchillas, and rabbits. Our furry friends are more than just cuddly balls of fluff–they possess many of the same fascinating
adaptations and behaviors as their wild relatives! Our Reptacular guide will show you how to bond with our sweet rodent friends through a hands on presentation, followed by an encounter with 5-6 adorable bunnies.
Starts at 1 hour and includes 6-7 small mammals and one walk-in pen with 5-6 rabbits.

 

Bilingual Programs

Bilingual programs in Spanish are available, ask for Jennifer. Bilingual speakers are $25 extra. Presentaciones disponibles en espanol por $25 adicionales. Si desea una presentacion en espanol por favor llame a Jennifer al telefono 818-624-3476 si tiene alguna pregunta.

Travel Charges

There is no traveling charge if your party is within 10 miles of us (our 15 acre Ranch is in the Angeles Forest near Sylmar)! If you’re beyond 10 miles from us, please ask us for a quote for the travel fee.

Discounts

We offer great discounts to repeat customers and to organizations booking multiple presentations. Inquire within!

We strive to have very reasonable prices as well as the best party packages options out there! We’d love your business! We want you to to feel comfortable with our pricing and confident in the wonderful value you will receive by choosing Reptacular Animals!











Event Planning Guidelines (Tips From The Pros)

How to have a successful Reptacular Animals party!

We can do our animal presentations indoors or outdoors. Park parties are welcome & we carry park insurance.

Before the Party

Parking: A nearby parking space is greatly appreciated, or at least a close unloading spot. We bring many animal containers and crates.

Park Parties: We present at many parks all over the Greater Los Angeles area. However, it is our clients responsibility to notify the park they will be having live animal presentations.  Some parks request a copy of our insurance and/or our business license and permits. We can easily provide copies of those. Some parks require an additional insured certificate which costs $25. We’ve only had 2 parks (both in Orange County) require the additional insured certificate plus an insurance endorsement that costs $150 (ouch!). If our client chooses not to inform the park and that day the park will not allow Reptacular Animals to conduct their presentation package, the client is still responsible for the full payment to Reptacular Animals.

Shade/Heat: 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, animals will need to be kept in A/C and can be taken outside just during their part of the presentation. 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.

Rain: We will be at your event rain or shine. We just need shelter (a few rain drops are OK) and have conducted all our packages in garages, parties, under pop-up tents, etc. You must let us know by 4pm the Friday before your party (we are out of the office all weekend) if you need to cancel, postpone or are worried about weather. However if you are “playing it by ear” with rain, you must let Reptacular Animals know 24 in advance or by the Friday before if it’s a weekend party so you can get the Presenter’s number. If you need to postpone, last minute postponing is permitted a minimum of 4 hours before the event (by calling your Presenter only, NOT the office) with the deposit applied to any reschedule within 30 days.

Scheduling: If you’re booking us for an event, we highly recommend leaving a little leeway between the start of your party and the start of our presentation. (15-30 minutes minimum is advised.) If you’re running behind schedule, we normally cannot wait to start due to multiple, stacking events. So we will need to depart at the originally scheduled end time and shorten the presentation. 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.

Stairs: Multiple stairs for setup can be an issue. Please let us know if you have any stairs and we can consult on the best option. For lots of stairs, if we deem it possible, then there will be a surcharge as setup will be much more time consuming.

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 event is at 2pm, we’d arrive around 1:45 p.m. to set up.

Large Groups (Parties): Rather than charging extra, if you’re expecting quite a few young guests, we highly recommend booking additional time as it will take longer for all the children to handle each animal. Otherwise we can run out of time and might not be able to bring out every animal. The birthday child always gets to hold everything, if they’d like to, regardless of the size of the group. With up to 20 children, our presentations are completely hands-on and everyone holds all the animals if they choose to; with 20-43 children everyone just touches the animals if they’d like; and with groups over 30, we do an interactive presentation that incorporates many hands-on volunteers.

Large Groups (Preschools, Camps, Etc.): We don’t charge extra for large groups, ever! Large groups have a choice of booking one large, interactive show or breaking into smaller shows for a more hands-on experience. (If you choose to break into smaller groups, we bring an appropriate number of animals for the show length.) The same breakdown applies: with 20 children and under our shows are completely hands-on and everyone holds and touches all the animals if they choose to; with 20-30 children everyone just touches the animals if they’d like; and with groups over 30, we do an interactive show that incorporates many hands-on volunteers.

Large Events: Great in carnival-type settings, we run a booth that rotates small groups in to visit with the animals. We also can do large, interactive presentations. We can even run a booth as well as conducting shows.

Open House: Open House is great for all! 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.

Insurance: We carry full liability insurance and can provide a copy if requested. Some organizations require to be added as an additional insured – which is no problem – but our insurance company charges an extra fee.

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 do anything.

Deposit: To book an event with us, a deposit by credit card, check, or PayPal is required. The deposit is non-refundable, but will still apply if the reservation needs to be rescheduled, postponed, or switched to a different animal package 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 30 days of the original event date.

Credit Cards: If you would like to pay the balance by credit card there’s a 3% charge and payment must be made at least 24 hours prior to the event or by the Friday before if it’s on the weekend. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We cannot accept credit cards on location; payment in cash or check is due the day of the event. To charge the balance on a credit card after the event, there is a $5 service fee in addition to the 3%.

Cancellation: If a cancellation notice is not given at least 6 hours before the event and the entertainer arrives, the full balance of the package will need to be paid. If the full balance is not paid, it will be charged to the deposit holder’s credit card or will be pursued legally. The client agrees to these terms by making a reservation. The client will also have to pay for any fees associated with collecting full payment.

During the Party

Birthday Child: We start the presentation by having everyone sing a warm, Reptacular Animals “Happy Birthday” to the birthday child(ren). They will also be the first to handle each animal (if they choose) and also may help us pass around the animals if they’d like to join us as our “Junior Trainer.”

Food: Serving food during the presentation will be a distraction. We always remind the children to wash their hands 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. We can present any animal again at the end of the presentation if you had purchased extra time with the animal.

Chairs: You don’t need to have chairs for the guests, but we find that younger children especially are more engaged if they sit in a chair. All children must be sitting down when holding an animal.

Air Jumps (Bouncers): It’s a good idea to deflate bouncers during the presentation as it can be a huge distraction for the children.

Supervision: Your children want to share this experience with you! If parents are engaged, the children will be too. Adults love Reptacular Animal parties just as much as the kids. Sometimes it’s the first time parents (and grandparents!) 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 Party

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. Everyone sincerely appreciates your gratuity for a job well done and 10-20% is customary.

Payment (Private Events): If you haven’t paid prior to the party, cash or check payment is due the day of the event. The full balance should be paid by the day of the event. If for some reason that doesn’t happen, then payment must be made by the following business day. After one business day, there will be a $10 fee per week of us waiting to receive full payment. Any amount not paid in full within 30 days is subject to additional interest, penalties, collection fees, and/or additional court fees. By using our services, the client agrees to these terms.

Payment (Corporate / Agency Events): Sometimes organizations have to wait on a check so payment is not ready on the day of the event. There is a 7 day grace period for payment. After one week, there will be a $10 fee per week of us waiting to receive full payment. Any amount not paid in full within 60 days is subject to additional interest, penalties, collection fees, and/or additional court fees. By using our services, the organization agrees to these terms.

Returned Check Policy: Reptacular Animals is happy to offer the privilege of accepting a check payment the day of the show. Any returned check is subject to a $25.00 collection fee plus a $10.00 insufficient funds fee when returned check happens initially. If Reptacular Animals has a credit card on file, Reptacular Animals is authorized to run the returned check amount plus fee on that credit card. 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.

Return/Refund Policy: There are no refunds or discounts eligible after services are rendered. By allowing Reptacular Animals to set up/present, you are waiving any right to a discount or refund and will be responsible for paying the entire balance.

Goodbye: If you have not booked us to stay for additional time, we do leave promptly since we often have multiple parties to attend. Happily for us, animal parties are very popular.






Travel Pricing

DISTANCE

   CHARGE

  AREAS

Within 10 miles from 91342     FreeSan Fernando Valley (East of the 405), Sylmar
Over 10 miles     Call for a Quote

 

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Goodie Bags

goddie-bagReptacular Animals offers goodie bags themed to your party package! Each goodie bag comes with a Reptacular Animals coloring picture, 4 toys (themed to your specific party package), animal pencil, animal temporary tattoo, animal sticker, and 2 lollipops (can be omitted by request). At only $4 per bag, these fun souvenirs gifts are sure to be a hit at your party, too!






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8309 Laurel Cyn Blvd #316, Sun Valley,
CA 91352
Website: //www.ReptacularAnimals.com
Email: ReptacularAnimals@gmail.com