Come out to The Creature Conservancy for an unforgettable educational opportunity for school groups, mobility limited audiences, and non-profit organizations! On-sites are offered weekdays only, and include an hour-long encounter with animals of your choosing, guided by a presenter to answer all your questions. Our presentation room comfortably accommodates 25-30 people. If your event will require use of the meeting & banquet facilities, please see our Special Events page.
What age range are your programs appropriate for? With the appropriate selection of animals and by adjusting the depth of information, our presenters can tailor programs for first graders to seniors.
When can on-sites be scheduled? On site programming is offered weekdays only on a flexible timetable. Click “Weekday Inquiry” above to submit a booking request.
Are programs available for children under the age of 6? We will not do presentations for children under six for several reasons:
There are specific instructions on how to touch animals during the hands-on portions of presentations- if not followed, an unsafe situation for both animals and audience members can result.
There are moments during every program when we need the audience to be very quiet for the safety and comfort of our animals.
Sometimes animals do funny things that cause audiences to react; we need audiences mature enough that we can quiet them down quickly if necessary.
Some animals make loud noises or other sounds that are scary to young children.
Program length (45 minutes and up) is a challenge for young attention spans.
Are there restrooms available? Yes, a men's and a women's room that are both handicap accessible.
How do I reserve the date for my program? After you submit an inquiry and we confirm your animal list and payment details, your program date will be reserved.
Is the facility easy to find? Yes, we are kitty-corner from the Saline Fairgrounds (a.k.a. the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds) on the northwest corner of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Pleasant Lake Road. Parties are held in our Education Center, the farmhouse building at the end of the paved parking lot. The address is 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Road.
How do I get started? By selecting up to 6 animals for your presentation! Click Submit Inquiry to give us your details and make some initial choices, and we'll help you plan the big event!
Is parking available? Yes, there is ample parking right in front of the building.
Is the building handicap accessible? Yes; the presentation rooms are on the ground floor and the sidewalk is ramped from the parking lot to the door.
How quickly can I organize an on-site visit? We typically schedule programs 6-8 weeks in advance.
What is the cost for an on-site? Fees vary depending on the animals you want included and if you schedule your program on the weekday or weekend. Your cost is the total of the charges per animal chosen for your party (with a minimum fee of $175/weekday or $275/weekend for schools/senior groups/non-profits - there is a 20% increase in price for corporations). Your total depends on your choice of animals - click Submit Inquiry to see the list. We will call to confirm details.