From tiny geckos to enormous pythons, giant dragons and 100-year-old turtles, our animals will make your birthday party, meeting or event one to remember for a lifetime! We captivate our audiences with an outstanding display of exotic animals, presented in a safe, fun and informative manner.
NERD offers several options for parties and educational shows, from hands-on animal adventures in your home to parties held in our exciting Cave environment. These animal experiences are exciting and memorable! Our educational shows promote awareness and respect for all living things, and feature the most diverse collection of exciting reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and much, much more!
Please note: Our bookings fill up quickly and we are unable to accomodate short notice requests for parties and tours. Tours book a minumum of 10 days in advance.
Audience Participation Always Welcomed And Encouraged
Animals are displayed in a show-and-tell format and audience participation is not only welcomed, but strongly encouraged. All of our critters are very tame, allowing you and your party a hands-on experience so you can see exactly what makes each animal so unique.
Many of our animals are quite large and all of them are memorable in presence and rarity. NERD parties and educational shows offer a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity so be sure to bring your camera. You may also engage our professional photographer for pictures of your special event.
Let us host your next birthday party, gathering or event in The Cave – our spectacular function room. The Cave features all naturalistic rockwork, a waterfall and turtle pond, and showcases a variety of exotic animals from our state-of-the-art facility.
You will get up close and personal and even hold a few of our exotics at The Cave! Events in The Cave bring you face to face with rare and exotic animals that are sure to entertain and fascinate guests of all ages.
Cave Parties offer the best of the animal kingdom in a unique environment that will please kids and grown-ups alike! Our world-class breeding facility is home to a vast collection of rare and beautiful animals, so events at The Cave offer access to a wider variety of remarkable creatures than what can travel to an off-site location. The rarest gems of our reptilian collection are highlights of any Cave Party.
Standard Cave Parties are reserved in two-hour time blocks, and include a one-hour interactive animal presentation. The remaining hour is for you and your guests to have your own free time in The Cave. The Cave comfortably accommodates up to 25 guests.
NERD Will Bring The Jungle To YOU
Experience our incredible animals in your own living room or in your back yard! NERD’s In-Home shows are designed to accommodate up to 25 guests. If you have a larger group, we recommend contacting us for arrangements so that we are able to maintain the interactive aspect of your animal presentation.
We offer fun and interactive educational shows to schools, scout groups, churches, individual classrooms and universities. NERD’s Educational Shows accommodate groups of 30-40 people and larger groups as well. We bring along 10-15 animals. If you have a larger group, we recommend contacting us for arrangements to maintain the interactive aspect of this presentation.
In addition to entertaining guests at our parties and events, our amazing exotics have appeared with the following:
Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, Bindi “The Jungle Girl” Irwin & Terri Irwin, Jeff Corwin, Conan O’Brien, Tony Danza, Kathi Lee Gifford, Fox & Friends, THe Morning Show w/Mike & Juliet, Animal Planet, Six Flags New England, New England Aquarium (Boston), Lowell Spinners, NH Fisher Cats, and various print, TV & online media appearances and presentations.