ANIMALIA

Rating: 4.94 stars   52 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-0526276
317-695-5461
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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  

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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

A lot

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

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

We love Animalia!! They have been part of the Festival of the Turning Leaves the past 2 years and we definitely plan to invite them back!! I am chairperson for our committee and was so impressed with the previous year's performance and inter-action there was no question that we wanted them to return! They kicked off our entertainment for the weekend in one of the toughest time slots but the crowd gathered and got involved! It is so much fun to see people act like the animals and watch the kids listen and learn! Joel and Animalia have added animal education to our Festival with their knowledge and respect of the animal kingdom. We are fortunate to have Animalia in Boone County and wish them well!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the coordinator of the Festival of the Turning Leaves in Thorntown, IN. Animalia was part of our entertainment schedule for the weekend. We really enjoyed their "live performance" ~ it was literally hands on for our audience of all ages. It was fun to watch the crowd bending & flexing trying to mimic the animals!
Animalia shared their love for the Animal Kingdom and their knowledge through the "Critter Chat" type program and we enjoyed every minute!!
We will definitely want them in our Festival line up next year!!
Thank you!
Angie Moody

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Joel did a great job with the animals at my son's birthday party. Everyone loved it. The presentation was not only interactive and fun, but was educational for the kids and adults alike.

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