Our exotic animal shows run about an hour. 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 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! You can also buy your pet and initial supplies through Reptacular Animals and we can even bring it to the birthday party as an extra special present!
Animal Party Packages
Please note that our Antelope Valley ranch does not service Santa Clarita. For events in Santa Clarita please book through the Los Angeles ranch.
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).
Mini Mix Party –
*BIRDS * POCKET PETS *SNAKES * LIZARDS * FROGS * BUGS * TORTOISES *
The Mini Mix has 15 different animals including reptiles, pocket pets, and birds! 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)!
Exotic Reptile Show – Reg.
$195 $150 Limited Time!
*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 exotic reptile party features 15 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!
Pocket Pet Party –
$195 $150 Limited Time!
* 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 and you always book extra time (for rates read “Party Add-ons” below).
(The $150 price is only available within 50 miles of us. Over 50 miles is $175 base plus applicable travel charge.)
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 Petting Zoo –
If you’d like only bunnies to visit, we set up a bunny playpen with 6 bunnies and the children can come and go playing, feeding, and brushing all the bunnies. The price is for an hour and 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 $125 price is only available within 50 miles of us. Over 50 miles is $150 base plus applicable travel charge.)
Recommended space 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 zoo 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.
By popular request, we offer a few bunny petting zoo add-ons!
Tortoise & the Hare themed (very popular and adorable!) 5 tortoises of varying sizes for $25 extra
Guinea pigs & mini chickens (5 total) for $25 extra
5 extra bunnies for $25
Choose Your Own Animals Within Each Package!
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!
Any travel within 30 miles of Littlerock, California is free. For travel pricing further than 30 miles, please contact us.
Bilingual programs in Spanish are available, ask for Jennifer. Presentaciones disponibles en espanol. Si desea una presentacion en espanol por favor llame a Jennifer al telefono 818-624-3476 si tiene alguna pregunta.
We offer great discounts to repeat customers and to organizations booking multiple shows. Inquire within!
We strive to have very reasonable prices as well as the best party packages options out there! If cost is your only factor and if there is a less expensive company, we’d love your business. However we want you to to feel comfortable with the cost and confident in the wonderful value you will receive by chosing Reptacular Animals so shop around if you must. We might consider matching prices or coming close on a competitors comparable package, but ask that you respect our already low prices. Gas is expensive afterall!
Add a little something to your party making each package entirely your own!
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!) entertainer and completely hands-on for up to 20 kids, but we can accomodate any size group as modify accordingly. With 2 handlers then 30 children and under are completely hands-on 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 show 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 shows based around the popular franchise. Any show can be taught as a “Magical Animals” class and entertainer 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 entertainer 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 shows indoors or outdoors. Park parties are welcome & we carry park insurance.
Before the Party
Parking: A close parking space is greatly appreciated, or at least a close unloading spot. We bring many animal containers and crates.
Park Parties: We perform at many parks all over the Greater San Diego area. However, it is our clients responsilbity to notify the park they will be having live animal entertainment. 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 perform their hired 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 then for any of our “show” packages, 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.
Rain: We will be at your event rain or shine. We just need shelter (a few rain drops are OK) and have performed all our packages in garages, partios, 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 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 entertainer’s number. If you need to postpone, last minute postponing are permited a minimim of 4 hours before the event (by calling your entertainer only, NOT the office) with the deposit applied to any reschedule within 30 days.
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.
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 show 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 20 children and under our shows 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 show 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 EventsGreat in carnival-type settings, we run a booth that rotates small groups in to visit with the animals. We also can do large, interactive shows. We can even run a booth as well as conducting shows.
Open House: Open House is great for all! 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.
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 perform.
Deposit: To book a show 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 show 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: If you are having a show, we recommend serving food before or after it. Serving food during the show 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. Due to time constraints, we aren’t able to uncrate them again — unless you’ve booked extra play time.
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): If we’re doing a show, it’s a good idea to deflate bouncers during the show 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 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 parties to attend. Happily for us, animal parties are very popular.
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