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SHOW &
TELL

SHOW & TELL

Show and Tell animal experiences are for just about everyone! These are the most popular with schools, libraries, and summer camps, but are also a great addtion to any special occasion involving older children and adults.

You will get to request which animal ambassadors you would like to meet, and learn all about them from a friendly and knowledgeable Animal Specialist during an interactive presentation. We have a wide assortment of animals to choose from including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.

Photos of or with the animals are always welcomed as well. Some animals may be touched if they are animals that are appropriate and safe for the general public to do so. Show and Tells work for large and small groups, but the smaller the audience the more interactive the presentation can be. This type of experience can be set up either indoors or outdoors and is best for ages 6 and up.

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

  • Birthday Parties
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Summer Camps
  • Festivals
  • Daycares
  • Senior Hoes
  • Bookstores
  • Team Building Activities

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
SHOW AND TELL EXPERIENCE.

A Show & Tell is a formal presentation where the animal handler presents each animal one at at time and teaches the audience about them. Questions are answered as the presentation proceeds. Touching opportunies may be available depending on which animals are chosen, and how large the audience is. (It is recommended that there be no more than 40 guests in the audience whenever possible.) Presentations will vary in the length of time depending on how many animals are scheduled (3, 5, or 8 animals.) This encounter can be set up either indoors or outdoors. Photos are always welcome.

Recommended Ages: 6+

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

SHOW & TELL

$325
  • 3 General Animal Show & Tell
  • 45 min to 1 hour

SHOW & TELL

$350
  • 5 Creepy Crawlies Show & Tell*
  • 1 hour

*Reptiles, amphibians, & invertebrates only

SHOW & TELL

$425
  • 5 General Animal Show & Tell
  • 1 hour

SHOW & TELL

$525
  • 8 General Animal Show & Tell
  • 1.5 hours

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: Where are you located?

A: We are located in San Antonio, Texas. We do not offer on-site visits at this time, but instead we bring the animals to your location, and operate by appointment. We can easily travel anywhere inside San Antonio, and its surrounding cities. Each encounter is fully custom to meet your needs.

Q: Are animal encounters safe for all ages?

A: We have something for everyone! Once in a Wild animal encounters are catered to the needs of each and every client who books with us. We always keep age-appropriateness and safety in mind when we schedule with you. Certain encounters work better with younger children, and we will always consult with you before we decide what your visit will look like. We pride ourselves in offering safe, informative, and fun animal encounters for all ages (young or old!)

Q: Can I leave a tip for staff during the animal encounter?

A: Yes! We absolutely accept cash tips for good service! We greatly appreciate any and all tips. Donations to our zoo are also accepted in cash, Venmo, or Cash App, and all proceeds go towards animal care.

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Check out our FAQ’S page for more information!

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