Rating: 4.95 stars 65 65 reviews
7993 N. US 52 Thorntown IN 46071 USA
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.
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.
Children aged 3-18 yrs. for animal education programs.Adults and families for animal behavior consultations and trainings.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Geographic areas served:
Central to Western Indiana
Education Outreach Programs, Animal Behavior Consultation and Training, Wildlife Rehabilitation
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Our family loves Animalia. We have seen them at several events from PBS Kids in the Park to Hoosier Outdoor Experience to the small shows at the libraries over the summer. They bring not only education to the kids but it make it fun while they are learning. We love Animalia staff, volunteers and all the animals.
I had a number of baby raccoons living in my attic a little over a year ago. After I was able to rescue them all, I was in desperate search of a facility I could trust to turn them over to, and make sure they would be taken care of. An animal -loving friend suggested Animalia, so myself, my daughters and I believe it was three babies took a little drive out to their facility, and it was awesome! They love and care for so many wildlings that need rehabilitated and released or cared for for the rest of their lives. This group of people truly love what they do and who they do it for! I recently recommended Animalia to the rescue I volunteer with when we had a family of baby opossums turn up on our property. Good word gets around! :)
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Animalia has been part of the Cottage Home Neighborhood Block Party for a number of years (maybe 5?). We love Joel and his animals. The children and adults love learning about the animals, and getting to pet them is an extra bonus. He really knows the animals and also how to relate to his audience. We will definitely continue inviting them to our party!
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