Looking to plan a memorable party or event? Check out NERD’s Interactive Animal Experience! We offer several options for parties and educational shows, from hands-on animal adventures in your home, to parties held in our exciting Cave environment.
We captivate our audiences with an outstanding display of exotics, presented in a safe, fun and informative manner. Our educational shows promote awareness and respect for all living things, and feature the most diverse collection of exciting reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and much, much more!
Animals are displayed in a show-and-tell format, and audience participation is not only welcomed, but strongly encouraged. All of our critters are very tame, allowing you and your party a hands-on experience so you can see exactly what makes each animal so unique.
Many of our animals are quite large and all of them are memorable in presence and rarity. these shows offer a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity, so be sure to bring your camera or engage our professional photographer for pictures of your event.
In addition to entertaining guests at our parties and events, our amazing exotics have appeared with the following:
Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, Bindi “The Jungle Girl” Irwin & Terri Irwin, Jeff Corwin, Conan O’Brien, Tony Danza, Kathi Lee Gifford, Fox & Friends, THe Morning Show w/Mike & Juliet, Animal Planet, Six Flags New England, New England Aquarium (Boston), Lowell Spinners, NH Fisher Cats, and various print, TV & online media appearances and presentations.
Events at The Cave
Let us host your next birthday party, gathering or event in The Cave – our spectacular function room. The Cave features all naturalistic rockwork, a waterfall and turtle pond, and showcases a variety of exotic animals from our state-of-the-art facility.
Have you ever been up close and personal with a friendly alligator, or held a pink and purple python? You will at The Cave! Events in The Cave bring you face to face with rare and exotic animals that are sure to entertain and fascinate your guests.
Cave Parties offer the best of the animal kingdom in a unique environment that will please kids and grown-ups alike! Our world-class breeding facility is home to a vast collection of rare and beautiful animals, so events at The Cave offer access to a wider variety of remarkable creatures than what can travel to an off-site location. The rarest gems of our reptilian collection are highlights of any Cave Party.
From tiny geckos to enormous pythons, giant dragons and 100-year-old turtles, our animals will make your birthday party, meeting or event one to remember for a lifetime!
Standard Cave Parties are reserved in two-hour time blocks, and include a one-hour interactive animal presentation. The remaining hour is free time in The Cave for your party or event, and our Cave comfortably accommodates up to 25 guests.
Initial two-hour reservation: $250. Additional hours; $100 per hour.
Bring The Jungle to YOU
In your home…
Experience our incredible animals in your own living room or back yard! In-home shows are designed to accommodate up to 25 guests. If you have a larger group, we recommend contacting us for arrangements to maintain the interactive aspect of your animal presentation.
First hour : $275 (Mileage fee applies over 10 mile radius)
Additional hours; $75/hr
Boy Scouts, individual classrooms, church groups, etc. Shows accommodate groups of 30-40 people and include 12-15 animals. If you have a larger group, we recommend contacting us for arrangements to maintain the interactive aspect of this presentation.
First hour: $300 (Mileage fee applies over 10 mile radius)
Additional hours, $100/hr
Schools, large events, etc. This show is designed for larger groups of 50-100 people, and features 15-20 animals including some of our GIANTS! Volunteers from the audience will be selected to touch and hold the animals, but not everyone will be able to get up close unless special arrangements are made. Contact us to customize your event!
First hour: $350 (Mileage fee applies over 10 mile radius)
Additional hours; $100/hr