Exotic animal travelling zoo shows, mini farm petting zoos, and bunny petting zoos for your next event serving all of Wisconsin, Rockford, Chicago, Indiana, and everywhere in between. Birthday parties, school programs, Scout Programs, and special events. 30, 45, and 60 minute hands on educational exotic animal shows. Mini farm petting zoos and Bunny petting zoos for any length event! We are fully licensed and insured. You can have everything from an Arctic Fox and Skunk to a creepy crawly Tarantula or a mini Pig at your next event! Our animals can be pet or interacted with to make the event extra special!
Everything went perfectly!
The petting zoo was great and on time.
The children enjoyed the petting zoo, I was a bit disappointed that the time we originally planned was no longer available (found out after finalizing payment) so we hd to upgrade or petting zoo and change the time for a later time. The one we originally wanted came with a mini pig which we were looking forward to. Otherwise the experience was pleasant.
I surprised my sister who turned 50 with the small petting zoo. We loved it. Animals were so cute and friendly. Set up and clean up was impeccable.
Great addition to our party. Nice knowledgeable staff would hire in a second again!
Animal Express was on time and courteous. They provided all of the services they said they would. Fun and safe experience for the kids.
Everything went great with the petting zoo. I was afraid an hour wouldn’t be enough time to enjoy but it was actually perfect. Staff was very friendly and so were the cute animals! Would definitely recommend and use their services again! The kids enjoyed it and so did the adults! Thanks!
Animal Express was absolutely exceptional! Very clean, very thorough! The kids loved it!
Everything was very organized what an awesome experience my kids loved it
They did such a great job with the variety of animals and informative descriptions. The kids loved it!
It was a pleasure and a hit for my guests. Loved everything about the event !!
Rebecca was very efficient, professional and patient answering all the questions kids had.
The animal express delivered exactly what we wanted at the time requested. I guess I expected the presenter to be a little more “showy” but maybe that was my mistake to assume? The two girls were very sweet and answered all the kids’ questions (using notecards). It seemed like they may have been new to presenting maybe.
Response from The Animal Express:
Thank you for your review and we appreciate your input. Yes that was our presenters first solo show, and it's ALOT of facts for them to learn so the first few times they present we allow them to use notecards because we pride ourselves on trying to teach the kids as much as we can about the animals. Our staff go through months of training before select a few can go do their own shows. We appreciate your feedback and booking with us.
They arrived on time and set up quickly. I can’t thank them enough! Good job !
The two ladies were so nice and sweet and answered all of our questions about the animals. The animals were as cute as can be. It was definitely the perfect party idea for a 3 year old! Multiple people asked for their information to hire them as well. Thank you so much!
Everything went great! Wendy was very knowledgeable about the animals and she was very friendly. She was very helpful from start to finish!! Would definitely use animal express again.
Booked this company for my LO’s first birthday and she LOVED IT! Such a great experience, lots of into about each animal, an opportunity to pet them! Thank you for a great time, would definitely book again in the future!
Ps. Was so happy that everyone was wearing a mask with proper fitting! Definitely great to see this company follows safety measures!!
It was very snowy outside and they still came to put a smile on my baby girl face for her party 🎉 . They did a great job explaining the animals.
Big thanks to Wendy and everyone for making my birthday so special, my friends and I had a wonderful time! All of the animals were so sweet and so adorable.
The Animal Express zoo keepers were polite, friendly, answered the millions of questions the kids and adults had about the animals and really did a fabulous job at the party. They continuously cleaned up after the animals and kept a clean space and environment and did a fabulous job entertaining the kids with stories and statistics about the animals. I would use this entertaining team again in a heartbeat. Thank you animal express for making our daughters 4th birthday so memorable!
The animal express handled set up and breakdown great, they were on time and super responsive. Great job!
The kids loved the traveling farm... they had a adore animals and all so friendly. We had to change the date and location because of covid and they were understanding and accommodating...
They were very nice and the kids had a ball
The two people that came set up quickly, were very organized, very personable and helpful. The animals had really nice personalities and were active and fun. Best birthday present I could give my grandson. Not only did everything go smoothly, but the clean up was phenomenal!
My son turned 4 on yesterday and is an animal LOVER...He and his guests throughly enjoyed the experience of petting all the friendly animals! The Animal Express team arrived early for set up and the ladies were very friendly, patient, & reassuring with the toddlers who were a little afraid of the animals. Also, the experience was very affordable! I will book again for future events!!!
They were incredibly kind and walked us through each and every animal. You can really tell they put the extra care into their animals to make sure they're comfortable meeting with other people! We learned a lot and got to see some animals in our own backyard which was the coolest experience. Would recommend to anyone.
We had the Animal Express come for my mother's 60th birthday as fun entertainment for her Safari themed party. They were super respectful of Covid concerns, and really entertained my parents and their friends. We would totally invite them back if we can find another excuse to include a traveling zoo.
Everyone enjoyed! Staff was pleasant and seemed to really enjoy working with the animals!
The Animal Express provided excellent service! I def recommend!
There were all sort of different animals, 3 goats, 3 bunnies, 3 ducks, 2 chickens and 1 piggie. The animals were used to kids so none of them were running away to avoid them. The two ladies were so nice and friendly. The whole experience was a blast and definitely turned a quarantine birthday one of the happiest! Thank you animal express.
Great experience my guest enjoyed the animals.
We hired Animal Express for my daughters 6th birthday party and it was perfect! They were patient and kind with the kids and totally kept all of their attention for the full 30min we had scheduled! It was both fun and educational! The kids and parents all loved seeing the animals!! Thanks again!!
Wonderful job by Animal Express at our event! They were attentive with the kids and the animals were very sweet!
Wendy and Pebbles were wonderful! All of our guests loved our special event. I would highly recommend working with them!
Animal Express was just what we were looking for the party and they are reasonably priced compared to others. My daughter loves animals and everyone else at the party enjoyed the petting zoo!
Staff who brought and set up were hard working, friendly and down to earth. The goats, chickens, ducks, pig, rabbits, etc. were all very much enjoyed by all ages!
The Animal Express has a wonderful variety of gentle animals for children to experience hands-on. We've used them twice for our event and both times they did a great job! We will definitely be calling them again next year!
They were on time and did a great job handling the children and the animals. They brought a good variety of bunnies, goats, chickens, ducks and a pig. It was fun to pet the animals and stay close to them. They were very kind as well and they cleaned up after the animals which was appreciated as well.
The only negatives were that I had discussed previously them staying 2 hours and it was very confusing when after 1 hour they were talking about leaving until I objected and then she double checked and made a phone call and found out I was correct. But I had already given her $$ for the extra hour so it was a bit stressful. Also, it was previously discussed that they would need 20x20 space in our yard and so we went out of our way to measure accordingly and then they only used 10x10 instead and it would have been nice to use that space for the guests to sit at tables instead.
Overall it was a good experience and we do recommend them but there is room for improvement in being organized with the schedule and the requirements for the pen.
Our presenter from Animal Express did an awesome job. She had some facts and figures concerning each animal and the kids loved being able to pet them. We also really enjoyed the variety of different animals that she brought. She left very little time for questions. I think it would be great if she talked about each animal and following each animal she took questions from the kids before starting with a new animal. This way questions are fresh in the kids minds.
We were promised two enclosures, one with a pig. They came with one enclosure and no pig. This was in our written agreement and confirmed by telephone that morning. During the phone call we also described the plan for 30 campers to be able to rotate in and out of the zoo. We learned that the person with the pig was unable to attend when we asked about the 2nd enclosure after they had set up at our site.. We received no phone call about the change. Therefore we had not changed our plan to rotate the campers through the petting zoo. Our staff and campers were able to change the plan on the spot but this should not have happened.
The kids loved them! Your team did a great job and we would love to have them back again.
Amvets Post 103
We hired The Animal Express to perform a one hour show for a birthday party for our 3 children. I'll be honest, the appeal for my children to hire this particular company was because they had a de scented skunk. They were receptive to my questions via email and we booked their services. We had about 20 children in attendance. The Animal Express did a great job keeping the attention of everyone during that hour, showing the children different animals, teaching them about each animal, how to safely pet the animals, and allowed each child time to pet each animal. They responded well to the children's comments and questions. The Animal Express was on time, set up quickly, kept things moving to provide an entertaining and educational show (which this teacher mommy appreciated) for the children. I received many comments from the adults there that it was a good show and many texts later from parents saying how much their children said they enjoyed the show. Great Job!
The animals made our small, family birthday party extra fun & special! The animals were all so adorable and a white fox and albino raccoon were so neat to see! Thank you!
Timely, clean and professional. Many thanks!
The birthday girl really loved the goats and rabbit. Everything was awesome!
Great animal show, staff was very professional and knowledgeable about the animals. Animals were very cute.
Want to thank Animal Express for a great presentation and showing of the animals! Kids were very excited for the event and enjoyed the experiance. Would diffently book them for another event.
Everyone had a great time, and the people that came with were super friendly and helped my little one have a great birthday. Would use them again if the occasion ever arose!
The Animal Express staff was friendly and accommodating. We booked them for a work event, and they were a huge hit. Both kids and adults loved the fury animals!
So happy that we booked this company for our church event. They were great with the kids and everyone loved it. We will definitely have them back. Thank you so much!
Response from The Animal Express:
Thank you so much for the kind review, we would love to be back in the future and were glad to be a part of your event. :)
Thanks Wendy for making the community event over the top. Joel loved Daisy!!!!!
I had the Animal express for my boys 8th and 11th birthday parties. Everyone had a great time, even the adults. It was fun and informative.
I was very thankful for the excellent job both Wendy and Thomas did at our camp this past week. Their show/presentation was perfect for the elementary grade level of students. Their management with a large crowd was wonderful. The kids really enjoyed the animals and the show...you helped make camp a great experience for them!
Wendy was great!
We had them do my daughters 11th Birthday Party. They were wonderful! All the kids loved it. They let us hold a few and interact with all the animals. All animals were very healthy and well cared for. I highly recommend them
They were easy to communicate with, reasonably priced, and made our event so much fun. Everyone had a blast and days later, I’m still getting comments from other parents about how much fun my child’s birthday party was! If you want an activity that’s entertaining for all ages, I highly recommend the petting zoo!
Animal Express was a wonderful addition to our kids' 8th birthday party. Not only were the animals great, but their handlers shared all sorts of interesting facts, which made the event event a fun, learning experience for everyone! The adults loved it too.
Animal Express was extremely professional and provided an amazing experience for all of the children at our event. The station was well-maintained, at all times throughout the party, and Animal Express worked seamlessly with ensuring the safety of their animals while also ensuring the children had a great time. We will be using them again and recommending them to all of our friends.
Animal Express was great. We reserved them for a Cub Scout pack meeting entertainment. Scouts, siblings, and parents loved it! Wendy was very patient with the kids, taught them alot about the animals, while also giving lots of opportunities for the kids to participate and pet the animals. Her communication/coordinating with me prior to the event was very reassuring too.
Wendy took the booking and was pleasant. They showed up early and set up - even provided hand sanitizer. I ordered for my 5 year old son and he loved. But what surprised me was that his older brother and friends really were engaged and are still talking about what they got to pet and get photos with. The adults loved it too. Next time I will forego the bouncer and hire the show plus petting zoo:)
They arrived on time and were very professional. Set up was quick and the kids LOVED the animals! It was a wonderful birthday party!
It was great, and I will get them again!!!
I only wish the animals would had been separated to have one on one incoutours. Some kids were afraid of a certain animal but loved another and was afraid to go in. And also would had been better if it was set up before kids showed up. But orher than that it was very nice to have some animal's in the yard. Brought a smile on everyone's faces.
The show was for a group of special needs students. Presenters were knowledgeable and sensitive to students who did not want to touch the animals. The kids really enjoyed the event. I would have them come again.
We had a great show as an activity at our campground, everyone was intrigued from little kids up to much older adults. Everyone said it was a hit that attended as well. Very educational and interactive, just what we were looking for!
Everyone enjoyed seeing, petting, and learning about the animals! Lots of information was provided during the visit about each animal. Great learning experience and the kids were thrilled!! Would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to have an animal experience!
We had The Animal Express for our older daughter's birthday party (7yo) and our younger daughter enjoyed it so much she wanted them for her birthday party. So when she turned 6 years old we invited the class of kindergartners over and The Animal Express was the perfect entertainment again! I would recommend them to any family looking to do something engaging and educational. The kids (and adults) loved it!
On time, happy, informative and professional.
Response from The Animal Express:
Thank you so much for the great review, we're glad the girls had fun too! :)
Wendy and Lexi (and friends) did a fantastic job maintaining the attention of about forty 5-11 year-olds for about 45 minutes. The older "kids" enjoyed it too. The show was not too short nor too long--a perfect length. Thank you ladies!
Kids enjoyed everything, people were super friendly and really nice to work with and plan the event. They were flexible and very knowledgeable as well.
Thank you so much Wendy for making our daughters party an adventure! 12 5/6 year olds can be a lot to handle and you did a fantastic job at keeping their attention! Thank you so very much!
Professional and knowledgeable animal handlers
Response from The Animal Express:
Thank you very much we were excited to be a part of your assembly!
Animal express was very professional and it was a worry free booking for my daughter's third birthday party. Especially impressive that they were able to get 15 toddlers to sit and listen for 30 minutes while making it fun and making sure they all had a chance to pet each animal. Would definitely recommend.
Response from The Animal Express:
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! The kids were great it was our pleasure!
Animal express was polite, responsive and accommodating throughout the booking process. At the show (my sons 3 year old birthday party), they accommodated a variety of ages of kids. The ladies running the show were knowledgeable and shared their enthusiasm for the animals with the kids. Fun event for kids...and adults! Highly recommend!
The Animal Express was perfect for our 7 year old's birthday party. We had her entire class and the Animal Express team did a great job engaging the group. It was the perfect combination of exciting and educational. The children and the adults loved it!
Response from The Animal Express:
Thank you so much for having us, we are very glad to hear it was enjoyed by all!!
They were on time, the animals were awesome and the kids loved it!
Response from The Animal Express:
Thank you so much I am so glad they enjoyed it, we were happy to be a part of your birthday suprise!
Price Range: $150 to $400
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability
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