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Animalia

Rating: 4.94 stars   52 reviews 1,307

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

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 all animals: native, exotic and domestic.

Results:

Animalia has helped connect over 32,000 people to animals and Nature in 2012 at 434 interactive animal education outreach programs. Animalia is expanding its operations at its new site in Thorntown, IN and outfitting a new Animal Facility. With this move, Animalia is opening new markets in Tippecanoe, Montgomery, and Clinton Counties in addition to its strong presence in Marion and surrounding counties.

Target demographics:

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

Direct beneficiaries per year:

32,000

Geographic areas served:

Central Indiana

Programs:

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the principal of Christel House Academy – West. Animalia recently provided our students with an exceptional series of lessons during our afterschool program. The students were from our 1st and 2nd grades. They were very engaged during each lesson, they loved the interaction with the animals, and they would tell me about things they learned during the week after each lesson. The depth of each lesson was rigorous and enriching, and students gained new vocabulary and connections to a variety of scientific and social studies related topics. Thank you to Joel and his team for making our Animal Adventures club a huge success this year.

 
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I had heard about Animalia from a friend who highly recommended them for a youth group event. I have had them come to us for the past two years and have been so pleased with the show. The kids, about 50, have the best time learning about animals and being able to touch and pet them, well, that just makes it all the better. Not only do the animals entertain the kids, but so does the zoologist. I am already planning on having them come back next year and can't wait to see the animals they bring.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our 8 year saw Animalia at the Indiana State Museum and immediately wished that she could have an Animalia Birthday Party. After speaking with Ratul, a board member, we immediately scheduled Animalia to come to her birthday party and be the main attraction. It was a smashing hit. We scheduled two 45 minute sessions and it flew by while capturing the attention of 15 8 year olds the entire time.

The animals were spectacular and Joel and Zach were fantastic with kids and with the size of the group. Joel was unbelievably accommodating as during the first 45 minute session, it started to pour and we moved into the garage. Animalia provided almost 8 animals and each was a smashing hit.

We would definitely do this party again and strongly and whole heartedly recommend Animalia for birthday parties.

 
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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

Every year our museum holds a wizard-themed, hands-on science program for kids, and since 2011 we've had Animalia, Inc. kick off the event with a live animal show. They are fabulous! Joel and his team are enthusiastic and entertaining, and they have an incredible ability to connect kids with the animals they bring, while tying the program back to the wizarding theme. They are an incredible resource and are always a hit with kids, parents, and staff!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm simply WILD about Animalia's programming! I first began using them for programs at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and was constantly impressed with their professionalism, their ability to work with all age groups, and the overall quality of their programs. As the director of the Johnson County Museum of History, I continue to use them time and again with rave reviews from our visitors. I simply cannot recommend them highly enough!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned of Animalia at the Hoosier Outdoor Experience a few years ago at Ft. Benjamin Harrison where Joel talked to our group of Scouts. The boys loved it. My son loved it so much that I contacted Animalia to do a birthday party at my house for my son's 9th birthday. Both times, not only was the event informative, but it offered a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with animals that you might not otherwise be able to and to learn about these animals and nature in a very engaging way. Animal's mission is real because of the hard work and passion that the volunteers, Joel, and Ailigh put into the organization each and every day through these outreach events, wildlife rehabilitation, animal training, and behavior consultation. I am now honored to serve Animalia as a Board member and be part of this amazing organization that connects people to nature.

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?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so proud, privileged, and honored service as a director for another year with this tremendous organization.

The entire group at Animalia continues to provides children and animals a wonderful opportunity to interact and learn from each other. Changing the world one program at a time.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Joel's passion for animals come through in every single interaction. At both the Earth day festival and PBS kids in the park Animalia had audiences engaged. Children of all ages were captivated and educated. They all left with smiles on their faces and a passion for animals in their hearts.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Animalia Inc. is an amazing organization whose mission is essential to helping educate everyone about all animals. Joel has created programs to make learning about domestic, native and exotic animals. This education is vital to the success of our ecosystem and our planet. Everyone at Animalia is extremely passionate about animals, and want everyone they meet to share in that passion.

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?

2012

 
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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

We have had Animalia at our festival every year for the past 3 years and love them! They are so good at interacting with people of all ages and teaching about animals in a fun and engaging way. Joel is great to work with. We would definitely recommend Animalia to others!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have had Animalia at our school for the last 2 years. It is a wonderful program. We used the program as a reward for honor roll students who had made honor roll 3 or 4 times during the year. Joel does an excellent presentation.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Animalia has been a part of the Earth Day Indiana Festival for many years, and they are always a huge draw. Joel, Ailigh & their crew provide both education and entertainment. We enjoy working with them and hope to do so for years to come! They are a true asset to our community.

 
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