Our animal presentations run about an hour unless noted otherwise. We share intriguing facts about the animals while the children hold and pet everything we bring (if they choose to). You may also have us stay longer so that the children can enjoy extra playtime with all their favorite new friends. We love to share our snakes, lizards, and other charming creatures.
Having a Reptacular Animal Birthday Party is an excellent opportunity for children to handle a variety of reptiles, instead of merely looking at them in books. Children love meeting our very friendly animals in person!
If your child has asked to have one of the animals we have as a pet, seeing the animal up close may help you make the right decision. And you can ask questions when we visit. We love helping families make the right pet match!
Animal Party Packages
Any party package is also suitable for schools, camps, libraries, festivals, events, holidays, scouts, preschools, as well as larger groups (see Large Groups below under the guidelines).
Animal Mix –
*GIANT BIG STARS * SNAKES * LIZARDS * FROGS * BUGS * TORTOISES * POCKET PETS *
Get the best of all the animals with a Reptacular Animal Mix Party! Include something for everyone with a mix of different types of animals — from our largest reptiles and creepy crawlies to furry pocket pets and spectacular parrots! Our Animal Mix Party features 18 stunning animals and lasts about an hour and half plus you get a FREE assistant. The finale includes the largest “big star” from each of the snakes, lizards and tortoises. From an 11 foot python to a 100 pound giant tortoise, this package has the biggest and the best that’s sure to wow and amaze everyone! Includes photo ops with the birthday child walking our 5 foot lizard on a leash! You can also have us stay longer so that your party guests can play with their favorites repeatedly (for rates read “Party Add-ons” below)!
Plus It Up Animal Presentation- $350
*GIANT BIG STARS * POCKET PETS *SNAKES * LIZARDS * FROGS * BUGS * TURTLES * TORTOISES *
This super popular option is the upgrade version of our Mini Mix or Reptile packages. You can choose to have only “reptiles” (reptiles, frogs, bugs) or have a “mix” (reptiles, frogs bugs, pocket pets). This package upgrades your “Big Stars” to our second largest ones* plus you get a FREE assistant and 15 extra minutes! These larger “Big Stars” will be a large lizard 4 to 5 feet long and a snake ranging from 8 to 10 feet long. These giant “Big Stars” are only available if you “Plus It Up” as they’re much heavier and require an assistant.
*Our largest “Big Stars” animals always come with the Animal Mix package.
Mini Mix Party – $275
A smaller version of our popular Animal Mix, the Mini Mix has 12 different animals including reptiles and pocket pets! The finale includes 3 “big stars” – one from the snakes, lizards, and tortoises! The show lasts about an hour. You can also have us stay longer so that your party guests can play with their favorites repeatedly (for rates read “Party Add-ons” below)! If you want super-sized finale animals plus a free assistant, upgrade to our “Plus It Up” option.
Reptile Show – $250
*SNAKES * LIZARDS * FROGS * BUGS * TURTLES * TORTOISES *
There are reptile parties … and then there is the one and only Reptacular Reptile Party! Instead of having ordinary reptiles visit your party, why not have spectacular ones? Our reptile party features 12 stunning animals and lasts about an hour. You can also have us stay longer so that the children can play with all their favorites again and again (for rates read “Party Add-ons” below)! The finale includes 3 “big stars” – one from the snakes, lizards, and tortoises! If you want super-sized finale animals plus a free assistant, upgrade to our “Plus It Up” option.
Reptile Petting Zoo – $300
*SNAKES * LIZARDS * FROGS * BUGS * TURTLES * TORTOISES *
We offer a one-of-a-kind Reptile Petting Zoo! We set up a pen and children (and adults!) come in to visit with all sorts of spectacular reptiles. From our frilled lizard and bearded dragon to a bowl full of creepy crawlies and slimy frogs, there’s amazing animals to pet for everyone. Don’t forget our adorable baby tortoises! Roaming around the pen are a big tortoise and large lizard (your “big stars”). Our animal handler is in charge of the snakes that visitors can touch or even choose to hold the “Big Star” snake for a great photo op! Having our Reptile Petting Zoo is also a wonderful idea for large groups, carnivals, and parties with a lot of entertainment going on! The price is for an hour and includes 2 handlers. You can always book extra time (for rates read “Party Add-ons” below).
Creepy Crawly Party – $250
* TARANTULAS * SCORPIONS * MILLIPEDES * COCKROACHES * NIGHT CRAWLERS * SUPERWORMS *
Go buggy with all sorts of great creepy crawlies! We perform a short hands-on show with our kid-friendly tarantula, scorpion, and millipedes. Then the kids get a chance to dig their fingers through bowls of slimy worms and put their hands in a colony of hissing cockroaches! Setup for display are a few “just for looks” live friends including species of tarantula(s), scorpion(s), crickets and/or centipede(s). The display also includes real bug molts and giant (non-living) bugs to amaze the kids as well. This package is great for any true bug lover! The price is for an hour unless you book extra time. (for rates read “Party Add-ons” below).
Pocket Pet Party – $250
* CHINCHILLAS * BUNNIES * HAMSTERS * MICE * RATS * GUINEA PIGS *
Invite just the small furry animals to visit with a Pocket Pets Party! The Pocket Pets Party has 12 cuddly animals and lasts for one hour. We give a simple hands-on presentation getting to know all the animals that lasts 20-30 minutes. For the rest of the time, the children can play in a playpen feeding, brushing, and petting all our of adorable bunnies and guinea pigs. You can also have us stay longer and allow for second turns and extra play time. The price is for an hour unless you book extra time (for rates read “Party Add-ons” below).
Recommended space for the bunny petting pen is around a 6×6 area just can adjust smaller if needed. Setup is ideally on grass, but you can add a tarp and hay/shaving for bedding for $10 if grass or dirt is not available. If package is booked for more than 1 hour, tarp add-on is required if setup is on cement. The client must provide at least partial shade for setup.
Bunny Party – $225
Ponies and Farm Animals
Interested in pony rides or petting zoos?
Choose Your Own Animals
All of our party packages are customizable! That means you or the birthday child can choose exactly which animals he or she wants (or would not like) that are within your party package. Check out our Animal Galleries to meet many of our actual animals and choose your favorites! We always try to bring as many of the selected animals that we can, but due to multiple parties sometimes not all are available. We offer the only fully customizable parties out there!
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.
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.
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!
Add a little something to your party making each package entirely your own!
Plus It Up: With the Reptile Party and Mini Mix Party, you can choose to upgrade your “Big Stars” to larger ones plus get a FREE assistant and 15 extra minutes! These larger “Big Stars” are Athena or Calypso (stunning 10 foot Burmese pythons), Sultan the impressive 80 pound tortoise, and Yoshi the leash walking 5 foot black throat monitor lizard. These “Big Stars” are only available if you “Plus It Up” as they’re much heavier and require an assistant.
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 with the “big stars,” or even dividing into smaller shows for large groups (especially great for preschools and camps). Extra time is the same rate for any package and we can do anything you’d like within the time. It’s $30 for an extra 15 minutes, $60 for an extra half hour, and $100 for each additional hour. If there is more than 1 handler, add an additional $25 per assistant per hour. For packages over 4 hours, we offer flat rate discounts.
Assistants: All shows come with one (spectacular!) Presenter and is completely hands-on for up to 20 kids, but we can accommodate any size group and modify accordingly. With 2 handlers and up to 30 children , everyone has the opportunity for a completely hands-on experience, and everyone holds and touches all the animals if they choose to; with 30-50 children everyone just touches the animals if they’d like; and with groups over 50, we do an interactive presentation that incorporates many hands-on volunteers. Our larger packages and “Plus Ups” always includes an assistant for free!
Wizard / Magical Theme: We have developed a wizard world theme for our animal presentations based around the popular franchise. Any presentation can be taught as a “Magical Animals” class and the Presenter is the professor who shares about the “magical” facts as well! Visit with our “magical creatures” like a phoenix, basilisk, dragons, and acromantula! Great for any wizarding theme party! Our Presenter comes in a witch hat and is a $25 add-on for any show.
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.
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Reptacular 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!