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MEET &
GREET

MEET & GREET OUR ANIMALS

Our Meet & Greet animal encounter is one of our most popular choices, and is a great choice for daycare visits, gatherings, birthday parties, large events, and much more!

This is a casual encounter that can fit into almost any special occasion and is great for all ages. During a Meet & Greet, guests young and old can approach, take photos with, or even touch the animals that attend at their leisure. 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, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Meet & Greets may feature almost any of our animal species.

Meet & Greets are also a great opportunity for photo ops, and social media content opportunities.
They can be set up either indoors or outdoors, and can fill a small or large space.

This is a great experience for many different types of places & events, including the following:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Festivals
  • Libraries & Bookstores
  • Weddings
  • Formal Events
  • Schools & Daycares
  • Summer Camps
  • Church Gatherings
  • Promo Events

BENEFITS

For Everyone

  • A lot of fun for all ages
  • Learn about animals & conservation
  • Instills a sense of responsibility & respect for life
  • Interactive experience with various animals
  • Develop connection, trust, & empathy

For Therapy

  • Cognitive enrichment through reminiscing
  • Providing sensory experiences
  • Lessens anxiety
  • Lessens fears and phobias

For Schools

  • Affordable alternative to an offsite visit
  • Great for fundraisers and parent nights
  • Relaxing activity for the teachers
  • Great hands-on teaching aide

For Business

  • Brand awareness & activation
  • Newsworthy content
  • Social media opportunities
  • Data collection
  • Attracts crowds

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR 
MEET & GREET EXPERIENCE.

A Meet & Greet is a casual encoutner where participants can approach animals that are on display or being held by their handlers. This type of setup is very casual and informal. Participants may be allowed to touch or hold animals when appropriate. Guests may also ask questions of the animal handlers while they interact. Photos are always welcome. This type of encounter is good for all ages.

Recommended Ages: Anyone (adults must attend with small children)

ABOUT OUR ANIMALS

The most important members of the Once in a Wild team are ofcourse 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:

PRICING

MEET & GREET

$325
  • 1 Hour
  • 4 Animals Included

*more animals can be added for an additional fee*

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

Q: How much does an animal encounter cost?

A: Each encounter type is priced differently and charged per hour. Our pricing for in-person animal encounters starts at $325.00 per hour plus tax. Our pricing for virtual animal encounters starts at $225.00 plus tax. Half hour add-ons are also an option after the first hour is purchased.

Q: Do I get to select the animals for my encounter?

A: Yes! Some types of encounters work well with certain animals (such as our Petting Zoo experience) but you can certainly request the animal species that attend your visit. Animals that ultimately show up are always subject to change, but you will be notified if this occurs. We always do our very best to bring the animals to your encounter that you especially want to meet.

Q: Do I get to touch the animals?

A: It all depends! Some animals that can attend are not appropriate for touching, but many of them are! During a formal presentation, touching is more limited, but we will always allow for touching opportunities and photos when it is appropriate. Animal and human safety are always our main priority for any visit. We will always consult with you on which animals are more suited for touching or public handling during your booking process.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Check out our FAQ’S page for more information!

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