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Schools and Day Cares

When you combine education with fun by scheduling Chamberlin to come to your school or learning center. Providing children the opportunity to interact with animals introduces them to the real-life counterparts of some of their favorite literary characters and teaches them about the roles that animals play in our lives. It also encourages compassion and a better understanding of the care requirements of a variety of different creatures.


When you book with Chamberlin Pony Rides and Mobile Petting Zoo, you will receive:


 *  An answer to your end of school season or summer programming needs. 

*   The benefit of over 22 years of experience in working with small budgets, naptimes, space restrictions, and uncooperative weather. We even offer heated tents for the petting zoo if the temperature drops below 40 degrees!

*   A company that is USDA licensed and fully insured.
*   Clean, friendly, engaging animals and a highly interactive learning experience.
*   A very professional staff
*   Unique Referral Program (save $ on your next event)


Chamberlin has been providing schools in Michigan with excellent animal entertainment since we began in 2000, We are happy to provide you many satisfied customer references.

We take great pride in the parties we offer and guarantee you will have a very successful event.

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EDUCATIONAL CLASSROOM VISITS


LOOKING FOR EDUCATIONAL AND FUN ANIMAL EXPERIENCES FOR YOUR SCHOOL? WE'RE A FIELD TRIP THAT COMES TO YOU- NO BUS REQUIRED!


We provide innovative enrichment programs for preschool, K-6 and older children in a variety of settings including public and private schools, pods, micro-schools, homeschool centers, summer camps and more. All animals are presented in a kind, non-threatening manner. Contact with animals, when school-approved, is never mandatory. Students are required to wash or sanitize hands before and after touching animals.


Our presenters are dynamic, knowledgeable and safety conscious. We tailor each presentation to the needs of the educator, presenting relevant and age-appropriate content in a dynamic, interactive and entertaining manner that reinforces curricula and helps generate STEM interest among students.


We are USDA licensed and insured. We carefully follow all regulations and guidelines for exhibiting animals and are happy to work with parents or school administrators to address any concerns or school-specific policies that may exist. Certificate of Insurance (COI) provided upon booking if desired.


Have special needs students? Let us know so we can modify our presentation to meet their needs and abilities!


ENCOUNTERS PROGRAM RATES FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL CLASSROOMS, ASSEMBLIES, AND SUMMER CAMPS:

Deposit required at booking. Balance due on or before day of event.

Includes - We will send you a 1-page animal hand out PDF file for self-printing


Classroom programs can vary in price depending on your needs and numbers of students. Hands-on school encounters are for 15 children or less in a session. Sessions can be 20-60 minutes with a 5-10 minute transition between sessions. For larger groups wanting a hands-on experience, we can add an additional presenter for a fee. Don't see exactly what you're looking for? 

Customized programming is available- we'll work with you to tailor a great fit.


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CLASSROOM VISIT PROGRAM CHOICES



SMALL FARM ANIMAL

1-hour minimum visit

$285 1st hour, $100 per additional 1/2 hour

What makes mammals unique? We'll explore the diversity of small farm mammals and how they care for their young. Includes goat, sheep, rabbits, ducks, chickens

Includes: We will send you a one-page PDF educational hand out for self-printing

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MINI FARM ANIMAL

1-hour minimum visit

$210 1st hour, $75 per additional 1/2 hour

Perfect for small classroom size or working on a limited budget. Includes rabbits, ducks, chickens

Includes: We will send you a one-page PDF educational hand out for self-printing

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LARGE FARM ANIMAL

1-hour minimum visit

$435 1st hour, $175 per additional 1/2 hour

Why do animals have fur, or feathers? Get up close to fascinating animals while learning about their role on the farm.

Includes: Alpaca, miniature horse or donkey, goat, sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits.

Includes: We will send you a one-page PDF educational hand out for self-printing

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EXOTIC ANIMAL ZOO

1 - hour minimum visit

$450 first hour - $175 each additional 1/2 hour

Why is one animal classified as a mammal and another a a reptile? This program will have students interact with some fuzzy and scaly favorites to find out. Included are : monkey,  macaw, boa constrictor, alligators, bunnies, Guinea pigs, skinny pigs, lizards, tortoises


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HOW DOES IT WORK?




We can set up in a gym on tarps

Or outside on lawn 

* Ask about our heated tents in winter months.


All of our programs are perfect for kids of preschool age and up, our mobile petting zoo is a great way to give students a hands-on experience with animals which emphasizes kindness and empathy. We work in many settings, including public and private preschools, K-8 and high schools, day care centers, summer camps and more. Petting zoos can be held outdoors or inside and can be configured in many shapes and sizes. Our knowledgeable staff will share age-appropriate information about the animals and help children have safe, calm and positive animal interactions.

  • Session lengths typically range from 10-20 minutes with 5-minute transitions. For Preschool and Kindergarten children we recommend 10-minute sessions. Ideal group size per session is 10-15 minutes for school age children, 10 or less for younger kids.
  • Our handlers will work with your students to ensure everyone has a great time and provide age-appropriate information about the animals. 
  • We provide touch tables for our rabbits and chickens at child height for comfortable interactions.
  • Deposit required at booking. Balance due on or before day of event.
  • Our visit can range from an hour to all day. We'll work with your team to determine session lengths, group sizes, setup location, and other details.
  • We'll be there rain or shine and our rates include canopies and heaters as needed.
  • We provide hand sanitizer and require all children to use sanitizer or wash hands before and after handling animals. Children with special needs are welcome- please let us know if they'll be participating so we can help ensure they have a great experience!


SCHOOL CARNIVAL OR OTHER LARGE EVENT

Visit our web site for additional information. We have many different size carnival packages to choose from.

We provide petting zoos for many school carnivals, beginning/end of school year celebrations and de-stressing events for college students. Let us know what you're planning, and we'll bring a fun and fantastic program!

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SCHOOL CARNIVAL IDEAS

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Complete Party Package

(1 Hour)

$485

*Additional travel fees may apply

This package includes:

  • Your choice of 1 pony or 1 horse for back rides.(Unicorn or Cowboy)
You may add a pony or horse for back rides for $75

Pony Cart - $50 Additional 

 (if available in your area)

  • Complete Petting Zoo (about 10-15 animals) 
  • Up to 15 Temporary Tattoo Art/Glitter Stencils or 15 Balloon Twisting *Professional Face painting  - $75 additional - (If available)
  • Bubble machine
  • Music
  • Lawn Games and decorations 
  • Hand-sanitizing station

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Complete Petting Zoo

(1 Hour)

$435

Limited time offer:

Have your party on a weekday (Monday - Friday) and we will include balloon twisting or a pony - FREE.

*Additional travel fees may apply


This package includes:

  • Complete Petting Zoo (10-15 large and small animals) 
  • Pens for children to enter
  • Food for animals
  • Bubble Machine
  • Music
  • Lawn Games and decorations
  • Hand-sanitizing station

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4 Pony Carousel Ring

(3 Hour Minimum)

$950

*Additional travel fees may apply

  • 4 or 6 PONIES on a carousel ring 
  • Professional bubble machine
  • Music
  • Tent (for animals)
  • Lawn Games and decorations
  • Hand-sanitizing station
*3 Hour Minimum*

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JUMBO Petting Zoo

40 Animals


$1410 for 3 hours

(3 Hour Minimum)


*Additional travel fees may apply

  • 40 animals  
  • 40 x 40 area
  • Hand-sanitizing station
Perfect for large festivals or company picnic

Call reservations for additional information

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MECHANICAL BULL

$900 for 3 hours

(3 Hour Minimum)


*Additional travel fees may apply

  • *Generator included/all inclusive rental.  (Operator- setup- teardown-travel fee- generator- western decorations around bull AND tent

    $900 3 HOURS - Additional hours for bull $100 hour 

Perfect for large festivals or company picnic

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Exotic Animal Zoo

1 hour

$450

Fun for All Ages!

*Additional travel fees may apply

  • Unique, & "Wild"  Educational and fun experience with Exotic Animals from All Around the World!

  • Hands-On Interaction with Our Animals

    Exotic Zoo includes 10-15 animals: (monkey, macaw, boa constrictor, alligators, bunnies, Guinea pigs, skinny pigs, lizards, tortoises)

  • Tons of Photo Opportunities with Each Animal!

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Ultimate Carnival

(2-4 Hours)

$1185

*Additional travel fees may apply

Excellent package for over 25 children - Birthday Party - Day Care- Schools - Family Reunion and more!

Includes

  • Petting Zoo (1 hour)  (10 to 15) large and small farm animals
  • Horse or Pony for rides (1 hour)  
Add an additional horse or pony for $100 (each hour)
  • Red & white carnival tent 17 x 17
  • Temporary tattoo art/ stencils or Balloon Twisting (Face painting if available $100 additional)
  • Professional Clown (Ringleader) - (2 hours)
  • 5 Carnival Games 
  • Moonwalk (15 x 15) 
  • 2 Food Machines - Choose from Popcorn, Cotton Candy or Snow Cone. 
  • Tent (for animals)
  • Bubble Machine
  • Hand-sanitizing station
  • Food to feed animals

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Carnival Fun 

(2 hours)

$985

*Additional travel fees may apply

*  Additional hour on this package is $450

Includes 

  • Petting Zoo (10-12) large and small farm animals.  We offer llamas, alpacas, cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, mules, ducks, and assorted chickens and bunnies. 
  • Horse or pony for rides 
  • Carnival Booth Area - 10 x 20 tent
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Ringmaster
  • Traditional games like ring toss, darts, and bean bag toss etc.
  • Bubble Machine
  • Carnival Tent
  • Carnival decorations
  • Hand-sanitizing station
  • Food to feed animals

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Country Carnival 

(2 hours)

$985

*Additional travel fees may apply

Includes

  • Petting Zoo (10-12) large and small farm animals
  • Horse or pony for rides (Cowboy them decorations)
  • Carnival Booth Area - 10 x 20 tent
  • Choice of Face Painting or Balloon Twisting
  • Cowboy Game Attendant
  • 6 Carnival Booths with 6 old fashioned farm themed carnival games
  • Professional Bubble Machine
  • Carnival decorations
  • Hand-sanitizing station
  • Food to feed animals

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