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Schools and Day Cares

When you schedule Chamberlin to visit your school or learning center, you combine education with fun. Introducing children to animals provides them with real-life counterparts of their favorite literary characters and teaches them about the roles of animals in our lives. It also fosters compassion and a better understanding of the care requirements of various creatures.

 

By booking with Chamberlin Pony Rides and Mobile Petting Zoo, you will receive:

 

* End-of-school season or summer programming solutions

* Over 22 years of experience accommodating small budgets, naptimes, space restrictions, and adverse weather conditions, with the option of heated tents for the petting zoo if the temperature drops below 40 degrees

* USDA licensure and full insurance coverage

* Clean, friendly, and engaging animals, along with a highly interactive learning experience

* A professional and courteous staff

* A unique Referral Program to save on your next event

 

Since 2000, Chamberlin has provided Michigan schools with exceptional animal entertainment and can provide numerous satisfied customer references. We take immense pride in our parties and guarantee a successful event.

 

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 deliver innovative enrichment programs for preschool, K-6, and older children, catering to various settings such as public and private schools, pods, micro-schools, homeschool centers, and summer camps. All animals are introduced in a gentle, non-threatening manner, and contact with animals is optional and never mandatory, with a requirement for students to wash or sanitize their hands before and after.

 

Our presenters are dynamic, knowledgeable, and safety-conscious. Each presentation is customized to meet educator needs, delivering relevant and age-appropriate content in an interactive and entertaining manner that reinforces curricula and sparks STEM interest among students.

 

We are USDA licensed and insured, complying with all regulations and guidelines for animal exhibition. We are open to addressing any concerns or school-specific policies and can provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) upon booking, if desired.

 

For special needs students, we can modify our presentation to suit their needs and abilities.

 

Rates for public and private school classroom programs, assemblies, and summer camps involve a deposit at booking, with the balance due on or before the day of the event. We also provide a 1-page animal handout PDF file for self-printing.

 

Classroom program rates may vary based on specific needs and the number of students, with hands-on school encounters designed for groups of 15 children or fewer in a session. Sessions can range from 20 to 60 minutes, with a 5-10 minute transition between sessions. For larger groups seeking a hands-on experience, an additional fee applies for an extra presenter. Customized programming is available to tailor the perfect fit for your requirements.

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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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR EXOTIC ZOO


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!

SCHOOL CARNIVAL IDEAS

Don't see what your looking for?  Contact us for a customized quote.

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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


Call reservations for additional information

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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!

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

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

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

    Some of our favorite memories 

    CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS


    Review left by Out Of The Norm


    Hi guys, my name is Rachel I am the owner and operator of Rachel’s Daycare and Learning Center. I am so pleased to share my experience with Chamberlin Ponys Rides. I have been using this company for as long as I can remember, and great service is something that they specialize in. Each time Chamberlin has come to our Center they left the crowd cheering for more. and all my kids are very happy. Thank you Chamberland for all that you do you are truly appreciated ❤️ We love you guys

    Rachel’s Daycare and Learning Center

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    Review left by Ellen Durand


    We LOVE Chamberlin Pony rides and petting zoo at Day Camp. Friendly staff with smiles and they are very eager to help the children feel comfortable. Always professional and enthusiastic about the animals they bring. The campers look forward to seeing them every year!

    Ellen Durand

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    Review left by Lisa Uhrich


    We have used Chamberlin for several years for our Preschool Family Fun Fair. The children love the pony rides and the petting zoo. We have always been pleased with the service they provide. They are prompt and friendly to our staff and families. I highly recommend this business to help keep the children smiling at your party!

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    Lisa Uhrich

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