For over 35 years, Keith Gisser and Herps Alive! The Interactive Reptile and Amphibian Experience have been thrilling audiences with hands-on, educational reptile lectures displays and programs. The display program is the largest of its type in the region.
Herps Alive was invited for to our sons 4th birthday party. We were so impressed! The interaction with our guests to the knowledge and education portion of the show was perfect for the adults and the kids. We enjoyed throughly the selection of the animals and raved about how healthy and well taken care of they all were. My son ADORES reptiles and amphibians, this show was a true dream for him!!
Communication and ease of booking was fantastic!
He arrived in plenty of time to set up and prepare for our elementary school fun night. He brought many species and was extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The kids got to pet them all! This was definitely the high light of our evening!
Price Range: $200-2,000
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
We provide an interactive reptile and amphibian experience of 45 minutes to four hours duration. We provide caging, attendants and animals as well as information about the animals' captive care, conservation status, wild habitat and more.
From consulting with law enforcement to presenting at over 200 colleges, Keith Gsser's Herps Alive! is THE most versatile reptile edutainment program available. Offering hands-on lectures on over a dozen topics; roving programs featuring larger reptiles; and the popular display program -- nearly three dozen reptiles and amphibians, many of which can be handled. Keith's experience as a breeder, keeper and rescuer of reptiles allows him to provide unique insight tailored for the audience's age level. Licensed and insured, Herps Alive! has been featured on local and national television, as well as local, regional and national print media.
There is not just one program- Herps Alive! can custom design the presentation to ft your theme.
|"Anyone can go to a zoo or watch Animal Planet," Keith explains,"But to hold a large python and feel its heartbeat, or to feed a 30 lb. tortoise... those are the ind of remarkable up-close and personal experiences we provide. We have amphibians, we have lizards, we have turtles and tortoises, we have alligators (where legal to display) and we have snakes, not just the giant constrictors but king snakes and rat snakes, and even a boa constrictor who is full-grown at just 20"!!
Additional Booking Notes
Purchaser provides tables (12-16 feet of table for lecture programs, at least 32 feet of table space for display) and sound f needed. Outdoor programs are subject to weather limits (over 65 or under 95 degrees. Must be sheltered or shaded locaton).
Past Booked Events
|August 25, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 07, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||School Assembly|
|December 05, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|July 03, 2015||Fair/Festival|
African Spurred Tortoise
Assorted Aquatic Turtles
Blue Tongue Skinks
|Keith Gisser||Presenting Herpetologist|
Influences & Inspiration
The late Jungle Larry and the Cleveland Zoo's Chuck Voracek. Also Harvey Webster from the Cleveland Natural History Museum
Two-Four 8' Tables or equivalent, depending on program
Sheltered area for outdoor progra
Sound system with wireless mic (at purchaser's discretion)
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