The MOST incredible live animal shows for any group of people - schools, childcare, birthday parties, libraries, churches, scouts, camps, corporate events, and fairs and festivals!
Indiana Wild believes that animals are not simply a natural or scientific part of our world, but that they are intrinsically connected to people through culture.
All Indiana Wild programs seek to celebrate human-animal cultural connections. Currently, we celebrate these connections by conducting high quality, engaging live animal conservation outreach education programs.
Most Indiana Wild programs take place in Indiana, but we can travel anywhere in the continental United States of America.
I have zero complaints about our experience. They were timely, interactive and informative. Highly recommend
The kids enjoyed the animals. I just feel like it should have been a more engaging learning animal show.
Response from Indiana Wild:
I am so sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately the Petting Zoo is definitely not the same as the show is. The Petting Zoo is set up more in the manner of a Meet & Greet. Hope the kiddos still enjoyed the interactions. Thank you for the honest feedback
Indiana Wild was great! They cleaned up everything well and the kids loved it!
We hired Indiana Wild for my daughter’s 9th birthday party. She was able to select animals brought to party. The girls enjoyed handling and learning about animals they don’t encounter everyday. The adults enjoyed the show just as much! Beth has a great sense of humor! Thank you Beth!
I would prefer not responsed
Response from Indiana Wild:
I am so sorry that you are not happy with our services. Unfortunately the mechanical problem with our car was not something we could avoid. We made the changes swapped out to another vehicle and drove an hour and a half before then you called and cancel us. Then 4 days later drove up sat up and the majority of your people appeared very happy with the experience. I'm so sorry we did not meet your expectations. Growing Kids Learning Centers are fabulous and we have a great relationship with many of the other locations.
Indiana Wilds truly delivers a fantastic show! Kids and adults loved it. We had to reschedule do to Corona Virus restrictions but rescheduling was a breeze. Very professional and managed to deliver a great show while wearing a mask too!
Response from Indiana Wild:
Thanks so much for the kind words. You guys always have a great group!!
We have had several people do animal classes for our Wizarding event, but this is the first time the "animal whisperer" really participated! She played along and dressed like a wizard professor. She was so engaging with the kids and adults. The interaction was really good. I had so many parents come up and tell me how much they and their children loved it! The tortoise was a Huge hit. Well worth the little extra money!
We booked Indiana Wild for my son's 10th birthday, he loved it and so did everybody else.
The lady from Indiana Wild, and the face painter, were both awesome. They interacted with all the children individually, and it was around 30 children. They all were astonished with the face painting designs, as well as the animal show. We are definitely doing it again. We are already looking for any reason to throw a party so we can invite them back. We thank you guys so much and we are very satisfied.
Wonderful show. They were the star attraction at our event. LOVED THEM AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Diane presented at Parke County Public Library for our Summer Reading program. She was great with the kids, kept attention well, very knowledgeable of the animals, and funny too. I would definitely have Indiana WILD back!
Indiana Wild was unheard of to us prior to a few days before our party (we had to change plans last minute`). Indiana Wild not only accepted our entertainment request the day before the event, but was also very very understanding and accommodating when it came to glitches with our venue. They improvised, kept the kids engaged, and even cracked jokes for the adults and gave information on the animals. She even included a bonus surprise that could not have been more perfect for my husband. It was a double birthday party for our daughters, and they were included in the show. She also gave a special gift to the birthday girls, and each child got a treat. She was amazing and we will definitely be utilizing them again, later this year.
The worker was very friendly to all the guests and staff.
It was enjoyable and she really did well w h children and the adults everyone loved it
Due to the parks rules, NO Animals allowed we had to cancel entertainment.
It was great! Kids loved it and learned a ton!!!
We hired Indiana Wild as entertainment for my son & nephew's 3rd birthday party. Everyone enjoyed getting to touch the animals, take pictures with them, and ask questions. We had a wide variety of ages ranging from 1 year olds to grandmothers and everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend hiring Indiana Wild for your next event! The show was both entertaining as well as educational.
The highlight celebration to end our Vacation Bible School was a visit from Indiana Wild. I think the adults enjoyed touching and handling of the animals just as much as the kids did. Timely arrival, great interaction with the crowd and a very educational show was given. I would highly recommend Indiana Wild
Our PK-4th graders LOVED Beth and the animals from Indiana Wild! It was the perfect way to end Field Day at our school.
Beth was friendly with our families and their children! The children and families were able to touch all the animals! The families loved the animals she brought.
Diane from Indiana Wild was the perfect presented for our four year olds birthday party. She has a wonderful rapport with kids and was both entertaining and super fun. She engaged the kids and let them have tons of quality time with the animals. We were able to pick from a great selection of animals to suit the kids ages and our daughters interest. They came from Indiana to central Ohio and were very reasonable and less expensive that taking the same number of kids to an entertainment facility.
Ms. Beth had the attitude we all needed for my son's 5th birthday party and boy was she funny!!! She entertained the adults just as much as she did the kids. Her delivery was like nothing I've ever seen and I watch their video on their website. Not even close to what she did. I swear I would invite her back again but next year we're going to try something different but still through Gigs. I recommended them to all my family, friends and strangers. She is that good!!
My daughter said this was her favorite party. Beth from Indiana Wild kept the children engaged and excited about the animals.
Indiana Wild did a great job getting the teens involved and thinking about animals! The animals they brought were very neat and kept everyone interested! Thanks! I would definately recommend for any event!
Response from Indiana Wild:
Thanks for your kind words. You have a great group of teens there!!
Chelsea from Indiana Wild did an amazing job at my job at my son's birthday party! She was great with the kids and knew a lot about the animals. Even the adults were entertained. I would definitely recommend Indiana Wild!
Response from Indiana Wild:
Thank you so much for the kind words. We love Chelsea! We are blessed with many great presenters. Thanks again!
We had Miss Beth out for my sons birthday party. The kids age range was from 2-5 and they had a blast. The adults loved the show also. Beth was nice and funny and extremely knowledgable. We would definitely love to have them again for another party!
Beth was awesome with the kids and very informative!! Everyone enjoyed the show tremendously!
They were prompt, wonderful with the kids, and helped make our party a success. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a memorable experience for children.
Indiana Wild was fantastic. Great speaker, comical, engaging, kids loved her!!! The event was perfect and the animals were better than I imagined. Easy setup/could not have asked for a better entertainer.
We had Beth from Indiana Wild give a birthday presentation for our son's classroom. It was wonderful! Beth is great with the kids. They were so excited to learn about all the animals and to be able to touch them and ask questions. Our son was the talk of the class for quite a while as he got to help present the animals to the class as Beth's special helper. The teachers and principal were very impressed as well. We will definitely book another party in the future.
We had a wonderful visit from Beth and her various animals this summer for a family program. Sometimes our groups can be tough, as they are rather large and getting around to everyone takes time...however, Beth handled our group VERY WELL. She was informative, fun, engaging, and interacted with the children and parents alike. We will most definitely have her back again!
I would like to say that we were very pleased with Beth and her array of animals at the Earl Park Libraries summer reading program in the summer of 2014. The children adored her interaction with them and of course loved the petting of the animal portion of the program. We would love to have Beth back again some time.
Indiana Wild was a great addition to our Wild About Pets show at Jungle Jim's. Beth and her crew provided outstanding value with the unique animals that were brought as well as with an excellent stage show. She also gave attendees the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with the wide variety of animals that Indiana Wild presented to our guests. I would certainly book them again for our show!
I can't say enough about the Indiana WILD birthday party put on for my daughters and friends. The kids were educated while being entertained, as were the adults. I would highly recommend IW so much so we are hosting them at our school later this year as an enrichment class to students. Best wishes on continued success, education and conservation work.
This was a great program! Kept the kids interested & the adults too. Will definitely work with indiana wild again!
Beth Wood came and presented to our school in Fort Wayne. She did two shows back to back, with approximatelty 250 kids in each show. She did a tremendous job of keeping kids engaged, her pacing was great and she adds great humor to her presentation. This is not an easy task to do when presentng to students from grades K-5th. We will have them back again this school year to do another presentation. I would highly reccomend Indiana Wild to any group.
Price Range: $150 and up
We deliver hands-on, interactive live animal shows. Perfect for schools, childcare, birthday parties, libraries, churches, scouts, camps, corporate events, and fairs and festivals!
We are located in Northeast Indiana however, will travel pretty much anywhere as long as travel expenses are covered.
Booking needs to happen 2 weeks prior to show date. We can entertain the smallest to the largest groups available.
Shows include 7-9 animals for a 45 min-1 hr. long hands-on interactive fun. Meet and greets available also...(a.k.a walk through fun...for those events which include more mingling)
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 11, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|July 10, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 27, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|June 05, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 15, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 05, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|April 17, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|April 02, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|March 27, 2021 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Easter Party|
|September 18, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|September 09, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|August 14, 2020 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|July 18, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Camp Event|
|October 20, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||House Party|
|July 27, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Camp Event|
|June 20, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Launch Party|
|May 19, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 04, 2019 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 09, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 23, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 14, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 15, 2018 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Nonprofit Event|
|May 20, 2018 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 24, 2018 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Personal Occasion|
|March 18, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 30, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||House Party|
|September 17, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 26, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 29, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 29, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Religious Celebration|
|July 15, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 01, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 05, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||School Assembly|
|April 22, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|April 22, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 01, 2017 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Holiday Party (Easter)|
|March 19, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 18, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 04, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|February 04, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|January 03, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 02, 2016 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 09, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 25, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Surprise|
|June 11, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 22, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|July 18, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|June 20, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|June 18, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|May 09, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|April 19, 2015||Church Service|
|March 21, 2015||Birthday Party|
|October 12, 2014||Birthday Party|
|October 04, 2014||Birthday Party|
|Beth Wood||Animal Handler|
Sound System if Large Assembly type group