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Animalia

Rating: 4.96 stars   68 reviews 1,452

Address:

7993 N. US 52 Thorntown IN 46071 USA

Mission:

The mission of ANIMALIA is to engage and educate the public to further the appreciation, conservation and responsible care for natural habitats and all animals: native, exotic and domestic.

Results:

Each year, Animalia helps connect over 30,000 people to animals and nature at over 400 interactive animal education outreach programs. Animalia is based in Boone County, IN and serves all of Central to Western Indiana. We seek to provide an even greater way to engage with nature and animals through the eventual construction of Animalia's Interactive Nature Park and Global Center for Nature. Learn more and contribute on our website at the Help Animalia page.

Target demographics:

Children aged 3-18 yrs. for animal education programs.Adults and families for animal behavior consultations and trainings.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

30,000

Geographic areas served:

Central to Western Indiana

Programs:

Education Outreach Programs, Animal Behavior Consultation and Training, Wildlife Rehabilitation

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317-695-5461
http://www.animalia.us

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Rating: 5 stars  

We first heard of Animalia through our local library. They brought animals to the library to educate children about these animals. It was truly a wonderful experience, the children were able to see the animals, ask questions and even touch them. My kids loved the show! We decided to book Animalia for our kids shared birthday party. The kids had a blast! It is the most talked about birthday party in our large family. The children still mention information they learned through Animalia and I've notice they are leaning more towards books and shows that speak about animals and how to care for them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had Animalia come to my son's 7th birthday party. We had 14 6 - 11 year old's at the party. They brought the animals we asked for and gave an wonderfully interactive presentation. The kids had an amazing time, and many parents wanted to stay to see the animals. It was one of the best birthday's we have had for our sons after puppet shows, laser tag, bounce houses and the like. I highly recommend this as an opportunity for entertainment and education.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Animalia is always a great addition to events at the Indiana State Museum. Their professionalism makes them easy to work with, and they offer educational content that aligns with our mission. Always a pleasure to have Joel in the building. Our guests love it!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Animalia has continued to grow and exceed expectations over the past few years. Not only have we expanded the number of people we have educated, we have also grown internally to meet goals and push ourselves towards greater things.
Animalia is a one-of-a kind addition to Indiana. Addressing our children's Nature Deficiency Disorder is vital in this virtual age.
Please check out our website and Facebook - have we visited your child's school yet?

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Animalia continues to make an impact in Indiana's communities. This year, they have expanded to several more counties, reaching an increasing number of school children. I am always amazed to see the diversity in their programs and their animals. Animalia continues forward with their mission, and is working towards a larger goal, their Global Center for Nature. Check out our website for more information!
http://www.animalia.us/help-animalia/global-center-for-nature-campaign/

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their staff so they can reach more communities. Help us by donating!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Animalia is a wonderful non-profit organization that is a great alternative to TV, texting, and Facebook. Animalia works to reconnect people, especially children, with their environment and nature. Not only do they have a wide variety of animal information and programs, they have the animals themselves. Moving kids to get on their feet with a smile on their face takes dedication and passion. They have already reached thousands of people in such a short time - I can't wait to be part of what is next! http://www.animalia.us/

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I really appreciate all that they do for the community. They are regularly at the library, teaching kids about animals. Everyone seems very smart and nice.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The animals there were so cool! The staff was great. Polite and well educated. Can't wait to go to the open house again next summer.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so proud and feel very privileged to know Joel and be on the board for Animalia. The genuine passion they have for what they are doing is unmatched. This organization works so hard and does so much for educating the community, taking care of animals, and just being a great example and leader.

 
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I first learned of Animalia at the Hoosier Outdoor Experience. Oh my, I was blown away at how Joel connected with people at this event. Everyone seemed so engaged as he brought out various animals, talked about them, and let the kids touch them. Animalia's mission is to connect people with nature. How can we expect people to care enough about animals and nature to protect them if they know very little about them? I know not everyone loves animals the way I do, but I hope we can all agree we are part of a common ecosystem that we all benefit from when we take care of it. Animalia brings this thought together in a fun, informative, and interactive way. What an important message for our kids in today's world!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization goes above and beyond. They have taken on so many different animals and are working diligently to either keep them comfortable, rehab them, or provide them with a suitable habitat in which they feel right at home in the wild. They also do so much for the community with outreach programs and have been on local news channels to educate the community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love volunteering at Animalia! There are tons of different species that I've learned about and it's great animal handling experience. I look forward to coming to volunteer here every week because I love the animals, staff, and fellow volunteers. If you love wildlife, you'll love this place too.

 
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