Animal displays

Drawing turtles in art class? Would a rabbit make story time just perfect? The zoo can provide an animal or two, to make learning fun.

Available animals

(Efforts will be made to meet requests for specific animals but animal health concerns may require substitutions.)


  • hedgehog
  • rabbit
  • guinea pig


  • Indian runner duck
  • Swedish blue duck


  • giant cockroaches
  • Madagascar hissing cockroaches
  • millipedes
  • vinegaroon
  • scorpion
  • tarantula


  • bearded dragon (lizard)
  • Mali spiny tail lizard
  • blue-tongued skink (lizard)
  • western hognose snake
  • kingsnake
  • ball python
  • desert rosy boa
  • box turtle
  • rubber boa
  • corn snake
  • boa constrictor
  • desert tortoise
  • leopard tortoise
  • red-footed tortoise
  • African pancake tortoise


$60 per animal per 30 minutes.  Travel is restricted to facilities within a 25-mile radius of the zoo.

Questions and reservations

Available September through mid-June at the zoo or September through April at your school. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Group size is limited to 32 students.

Tracy Modde