This is a fun, casual encounter that can fit into almost any special occasion and is great for just about any age. Participants young and old can play with, touch, hold, and take photos with animals that attend. You can also customize the encounter by choosing the animals you’d like to meet. We have a wide assortment of animals to choose from, but some of the best choices to cuddle with are the following: Giant Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Tortoises, Bearded Dragons, and Ball Pythons.
Looking for a fun team-building activity or adult event idea like a bachelorette party or office picnic? Look no further! Our Cuddle Parties are an exciting and unique way to build closer relationships with your team, family, or friends! With extra special ambassadors like Sandor the Giant Rabbit, Debbie the Bearded Dragon, Iggy the Guinea Pig, and more—you’re sure to have an amazing time! Animals are also known to provide a calming and therapeutic experience and lighten the mood at your next gathering. It’s sure to be memorable!
BRINGING THE FUN TO YOU!
Here at Once in a Wild, we specialize in bringing adorable and handleable animals to your location, and we can easily set up an amazing animal experience either indoors or outdoors.
You will get to request which animal ambassadors you’d like to meet, and spend some close one-on-one time with them with the assistance of friendly and knowledgeable staff during a casual interactive experience. We have a wide assortment of animals to choose from including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. (Not all are touchable or holdable, but you can get up close to all of them regardless!) Furthermore, photos of or with the animals are always welcome, and encouraged! This type of experience can be set up almost anywhere, outside or inside. If we will be outside, we just ask to be in a shaded area, or we can provide a popup tent when needed.
FUN FOR ANY OCCASION!
This is a fun, casual encounter that can fit into almost any special occasion and is great for just about any age. Participants young and old can touch, hold, and take photos with animals that attend. You can also customize the encounter by choosing the animals you’d like to meet. We have a wide assortment of animals to choose from, but some of the best choices to cuddle with are the following: Giant Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Tortoises, Bearded Dragons, and Ball Pythons.
Some amazing ideas for a virtual animal encounter are the following:
- Birthday party
- Theme Party
- Long distance field trip
- Bachelorette Party
- Formal event
- Date at home
- Team building activity
- Animal connections for people of all ages
- Special Needs
- A lot of fun for all ages
- Learn about animals while you pet them
- Hands-on experience with unique animals
- Learn to develop connection, trust, & empathy
- Cognitive enrichment through reminiscing
- Providing sensory experiences
- Lessens anxiety
- Lessens fears and phobias
- Fun for Bachelorette
- Party Fun Date at home
- Fun team building activity
- No need to travel
- Brand awareness & activation
- Newsworthy content
- Social media opportunities
- Data collection
- Attracts new costumers
ABOUT OUR ANIMALS
The most important members of the Once in a Wild team are of course our animals! These creatures serve as amazing ambassadors for their species. All of our animals are professionally trained, handled, taken care of, and endlessly loved by our wonderful staff. If you would like to learn more about our animals and the care they receive, please follow the links below:
READY FOR A WILD ENCOUNTER?
Book your next Petting Zoo, Meet and Greet, Show and Tell, or Virtual Experience now! Perfect for parties, classrooms, corporate events, animal therapy sessions, and much more!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A: Every appearance that Once in a Wild conducts is fully customizable. We can often accommodate large crowds, or small gatherings too. There are certain types of animal encounters that work well for large groups, such as a Petting Zoo, or a Meet & Greet. There are also other encounters, such as a Show & Tell, which are more suited to groups of 40 attendants or less. (However, please always feel welcome to inquire with us about your particular event.)
A: Yes! We definitely allow photos, and highly recommend that you capture as many memories as possible. Every encounter that we conduct will provide time to take photos of and with the animals that attend. Please tag us @onceinawildzoo and use the hashtag #onceinawildzoo on Instagram!
A: This is always a case-by-case scenario. Please contact us at 210-445-5240 if you are outside of the San Antonio, and immediate surrounding cities area. Travel fees apply to some locations, and are calculated by distance. We offer virtual animal encounters conducted via Zoom for our clientele outside of our travel zone.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
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