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Will I be able to ask the animator questions?

Yes, of course, both the animator and the participants can interact during the animation.

How long before the activity do you arrive?

→ In institutions (schools, daycare centres, festivals, etc.) we arrive 20 minutes before the activity starts.
→ For home parties, we arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the activity starts.

How many children can attend the party?

For an enjoyable activity for all, we recommend 8 to 10 guests. The more guests, the longer it takes before you get the animals in your hands.

What are the animals presented during the animation?

During a regular presentation, we present a nice mix of species, both reptiles and mammals. Generally, under the theme Introduction to the animal world, we bring two lizards, one snake, two mammals, the ferret as well as another species (mollusk, arthropod, amphibian, bird, etc.).
 

Is the selection of animals the same in a virtual animation?

In a virtual presentation, the animals are specially selected so that you can see them well on the screen. Also, these are animals that are less often seen on the road, which gives the opportunity to discover them as well.

Is it possible to do the activity outside?

Yes. However, the minimum temperature must be 18 degrees. If the temperature is below 18 degrees, the activity will not take place outside. That said, you must have a plan B if that happens.

Will my child be the star of the day?

Our naturalist animators will make sure that your child will be the star of the day by offering him/her privileges: assistant to the animator, taking the animals first, passing them to his/her friends, taking the animals twice, etc. 

Do you have cats or dogs?

Since we are a sanctuary for exotic domestic animals, we mainly have “NAC” or new pets. There are no cats or dogs at Educazoo. 
 

Is it the same service as a face-to-face animation?

It is a service that is really different. We dance, we imitate animals and above all we laugh a lot!

Is it possible that you will arrive late?

We are well prepared and accommodating for any eventuality. However, since we are an on-the-road animation service, it is possible that something unexpected may happen. Please know that we will still respect the scheduled animation time.

Do you start at the exact time of the activity?

Absolutely. We start at the exact time of the activity in order to respect our end time.
 

What payment method is accepted?

For parties, the only payment method accepted is cash and everything has to be paid on the day of the activity directly to the animator. 

My child is allergic to fur, can he/she still attend the activity?

Our animals are considered non-allergenic, which means that at low exposure, the risks of being allergic are very limited. Therefore, your child can touch the animals without any problem. However, we will make sure that your child washes his hands between each species to limit the risks.

Is it necessary to prepare a particular space for the animation?

For institutions (schools, daycares, daycare services, festivals, etc.), it is important to provide easy access for the facilitator. That said, it is a winning formula to have all the participants seated in a circle at their desks or in rows far apart from each other.

Is it necessary to prepare a particular space for the animation?

For parties, no special arrangements are required. Generally, a room such as a living room is sufficient. The only requirement is that everyone be able to sit down, preferably in a circle so that the animator can move around with the animals. 

Is it possible to see only mammals and birds?

It is indeed possible to have the Feathers and Fur theme, which includes only mammals and birds. However, the time slots are more limited for this package. For weekend activities, the animation must take place before noon or after 5 p.m. and is currently not available on the South Shore of Montreal.

What payment method is accepted?

For institutions (schools, daycares, daycare services, festivals, etc.), it is possible to pay by direct deposit or by check. 

How long before the activity do you arrive?

For home parties, we arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the activity starts.

Can your animals bite?

All our animals are comfortable working on the road. They are also safe to handle. Thus, they will not tend to bite without reason. Our naturalist animator are there to assure the security of the activity. 

Do I need to provide a tip?

The tip is at your discretion and will be given to your animator directly.

Do you have talking parrots?

We have several parrots. They can speak, but you should know that it is rare that they speak in animation because you cannot make them repeat everything you want, contrary to what you might think. It is therefore possible that the parrot that visits you will not say anything.

Will it be possible to touch all the animals?

Our animations are focused on the handling of animals for all participants. However, some species are more fragile than others and this leads to limited manipulation. However, we make sure to present the species in a privileged way (ex: tree frogs will be presented on a transparent plate that everyone can share in order to see the species up close).

Is it dangerous to hold the snake?

All our animals are comfortable working on the road. They are also safe to handle. Thus, there is no danger of holding the snake on our neck during the presentation.

Do I have to provide parking?

Having access to a parking lot is a great favour to us as we have many transport bins and temperature sensitive animals. If it is possible for you to free up or reserve a parking space (e.g., with your car or a guest’s car), this will help us greatly. In the case of paid parking, you will be responsible for payment.

Can I make special requests?

It is possible to make special requests for certain species when booking an activity. However, it is important to keep in mind that we may not be able to meet all requests 100%, as the selection of animals is always made according to the needs of each individual animal and their life rhythm.

Can I choose the animals?

It is not possible to select all the animals that will be present during the activity since we follow the rhythm and needs of each individual animal. However, you can make special requests and we will try our best to respect them.

Do I have to see the snake?

It is possible not to see the snake in your selection of animals. You just have to mention it when you make your reservation.