Age of Reptiles - Other Speciality Act | Portage, Wisconsin(1 Review)
Based In: Portage, Wisconsin
From: ~$500/day, plus any additional expenses
Age of Reptiles provides affordable herpetology education and exciting hands-on live reptile encounters and displays for camps, nature centers, special events,etc.
Class Reptilia is our specialty and we use reptiles effectively as model for wildlife education. We have one of the largest and most diverse and representative collection of native and exotic reptiles in the state and our prices are competitive with all other local on-site animal exhibits and presentations. Our very experienced staff is professionally credentialed, trained and educated in the biological sciences, and can provide
... fascinating presentations interesting and educational to all ages and interest levels. This is not JUST for children. Adults will love this too! We do not sing, dance, or tell jokes. That does not mean we won't make you laugh and scream. We just provide a straight-forward in-depth, comprehensive experience with reptiles that no one else can match.
Age of Reptiles offers several program formats for any occasion. The most popular is the Free Standing Multi-Cage All-Day Display, attended to by Ed Stone and an experienced reptile handler. Dr. Stone and his assistant entertain the audience on a continuous schedule by creating “Close Encounters of the Scarey Kind” that fascinate and excite the public by allowing them to interact with the reptiles on an “up-close and personal” basis. All animals are carefully restrained and supervised for public contact, and proper hygiene is practiced at all times to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. The thirty different species in the display include many of the common forms native to the Midwest, as well as many large and spectacular exotics from all over the world. This type of display is ideal for Festivals, Fairs, Campus Family Weekends, Company Picnics and Open Houses, and any other casual event in which the public comes and goes on a continuous basis. Lectures with a slide show on the biology and natural history of reptiles, as well as other more specialized topics, are also available for nature centers and schools, and can be tailored to tie in with the curriculum.
Herpetologist and Veterinarian Ed Stone
has been breeding reptiles and entertaining audiences with them at events all over Wisconsin for the past thirty years. He has also worked extensively with the Wisconsin Herpetological Society and with the WI-DNR in conservation measures that resulted in the passage of laws and regulation changes that protect Wisconsin herpetofauna from habitat destruction and exploitation.
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BA degree in Biological Sciences, and DVM from University of Wisconsin.
Worked as an associate veterinarian in several private veterinary practices in WI.
Worked for State of Wisconsin as a regulatory veterinarian, and emergency veterinarian at greyhound race tracks.
Provided educational herpetology programs to zoo and school audiences, from grade school through university level classes, since 1980.
Previous Clients include State and County Fairs, School Classes, all levels, from Primary Schools through University and Veterinary School Classes, in addition to Zoos and Nature Centers, Corporate Picnics and Parties.
Birthday Party (Adult) Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Holiday / Theme Parks Private Party Product Launch / Promotion School Event Trade Show / Exhibitions
My standard all-day display consists of over a dozen display enclosures with ~20 types of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises with myself and an assistant handler attending to the public. Indoor presentations need to be in a well-lit area with access to electricity. Outdoor displays need to be under a tent or canopy (~15 X 15 feet) set up on a lawn (not pavement, gravel) and the exhibit enclosures need to be set on top of tables. Eight standard 6 ft. utility tables, or equivalent surface space, arranged in a rectangle, or along a wall, are needed for this (see photos). The fee for the stand
... ard all-day display is from $500 to $1000 for one day and $500 for each consecutive day, as long as everything can remain in the tent overnight and me and my assistant are also allowed to camp in the tent overnight, since we can't leave the reptiles unattended. Larger displays may be available for an additional fee. Smaller displays and shorter presentations can also be provided. Travel expenses may apply beyond SE WI. We are available April through October in the state of Wisconsin only.
Indoors:7 standard 6-ft. utility tables, strong lighting, and electricity. Outdoors: tent or canopy, and tables.
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