Programs During The Pandemic
Eco Safari Drive-Thru Event and Fundraiser
June 13th & June 20th, 10 am-noon
Have the quarantine blues? Grab your family, hop in your car and head on over to Eco Adventures for a drive-through live animal safari! Meet our amazing animal ambassadors LIVE through the comfort of your vehicles - alligators, snakes, armadillo, Chameleons, hedgehogs, and more! $10 donation per vehicle, appreciated going towards the care of our animals. We will also kick off a silent virtual auction later on that day and will be putting out the baskets for your viewing pleasure without even getting out of your car! Those who attend can see the baskets and have first dibs at bidding before we post on Facebook. Auctions items include “Driveway” Birthday party, Spa Day with Gigantor, One-day camps, quarantine “survival” baskets, home improvement basket, Summer Fun basket, and more!
- $10 suggested donation per car (cash only/exact change preferred)
Animal Gram! Personalized Messages
Can’t be there to celebrate? Send a thoughtful personalized message with their favorite animal. Whether it’s a graduation, birthday, anniversary, special occasion or just because… Our animal expert will do a 4-minute show and tell of their favorite animal.
- 3-5 sentences for personalized message
- Choose from: Kinkajou, African spur-thighed tortoise, Albino Burmese python, American alligator adult or baby, Three-banded armadillo, Argentine Tegu, Hedgehog, tarantula, bearded dragon.
- Fee: $40
- Dr. Brady Barr (National Geographic TV host/herpetologist, author, ECO owner) personalized animal gram $60
Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you for an outside driveway party! Don’t let the quarantine get you down on your special day- Celebrate your graduation, anniversary, birthday, Father’s Day, and more! We bring a variety of animals for a 30 min presentation that includes live animal interactions, all while staying safe!
- COVID safety requirements: For up to 9 people (kids/adults) total as per state rules. Will temp check all participants, require a participation waiver, and practice social distance. All adults need to wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be available.
- For outside locations within 30 mins only and no apartments or townhomes with parking lots. Must have ample space for social distancing.
- Fee: $175 30 mins
Can’t come to us? We’ll take the ADVENTURE to you! Take a break from the real world and join us for a new way of learning! Our expert Eco instructors will guide you through different habitats and topics and still include Eco Adventure’s amazing animals, artifacts, exhibits, and activities, in an interactive virtual lesson. Kids can not only see our instructor in real time but can ask questions and interact along the way- all in an exciting and fun format with a post activity to do at home. This is no ordinary, boring, lesson! Are you ready to “Experience the Extraordinary”?
Eco ACTivity Boxes
Can’t come to us? We can bring the adventures to you! Take a break from the real world and join us for a new way of learning! Our expert Eco instructors will guide you through different habitats and topics and still include Eco Adventure’s amazing animals, artifacts, exhibits, and activities, in an interactive virtual lesson. Kids can learn from our instructor all in an exciting and fun format with our live animals as guests! Pre and post hands-on activities will be included to do at home that may last weeks to complete. ACTivities may include games, scavenger hunts, crafts, and even REAL artifacts in each box they can explore with the instructor during the virtual lesson! Lastly, we hope to inspire your kids to “ACT” with ACTivities and ACTion items to do something positive for our planet with some conservation ideas and goals. This is no ordinary, boring, lesson! Are you ready to “Experience the Extraordinary”?
Ever wonder what the life of an ANIMAL KEEPER OR TRAINER is like?? Sign up with a private, one hour "behind the scenes" tour of Eco Adventures where you can feed and interact with some of our most beloved animals? Learn and meet some of our rescued animal's stories. Discover what it takes to be a Animal Keeper or a Trainer and care for over 100 animals at Eco Adventures. What do they eat? You're about to find out- as YOU experience the thrill of feeding and training a gator or a croc, or Max, our 50 lb tortoise, or even a dragon! Give our mammals some enrichment by offering some of their favorite "toys", foods, running ball, or even some cuddle time with our newest baby kinkajou- LUNA or armadillo- BOO!
Price: Normally, $30 per person (3 person minimum or $90, 5+ people $25 per person). Reduced price during the pandemic: $25 per person with 4 person min - Preferably for children 4+ years. This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to experience Eco Adventures in a more private setting with just your family, led by one of our animal care specialists.
*Perfect for small parties or family gatherings!
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NEW: Virtual ZOOM Feeding Frenzy Tour
Did you know Eco Adventures has over 100 animals, many of them rescued? In this 40 minute tour of Eco Adventures, you and your family will meet and learn about our rescued animals and their stories. Walk with us, through our exhibits as you see and hear the sights and sounds of our rainforest. Then experience the thrill of an animal feeding and /or training. Whether it’s feeding and training a gator or a croc, or Max, our 65 lb tortoise, or offering a cute kinjajou or armadillo their favorite enrichment toys...each Feeding Frenzy is always different. Sign up now!
- Fee: $20
- Private “Family Reunion” or celebration Tour with only your family/guests- up to 5 computer/ links/or families: $100 *each additional guest “computer/link/or families”: $15
Bedtime Story Readings on Facebook
7 pm on Fridays (ages 2-6)
“Gator under my bed?” Friday, May 29th live reading on Facebook
Brush your teeth, put on your Pj's and join us online for Mercer Mayer's classic, There's an Alligator under My Bed. This is the story of a boy who is sure there is an alligator living under his bed and his plan to lure it out. We will be reading the story live on Facebook with some of our very own gator friends and we'll be offering them a bedtime snack!
Prickly Hedgehog Friends Friday, June 5th live reading on Facebook
Time to get cozy under your covers as we read Rosie Wellesley's, The Very Helpful Hedgehog. Isaac the hedgehog learns that it is better to have a friend and to be helpful than to be on your own all of the time. We will be reading the story live on Facebook with one of our very own hedgehogs!