Michelle's Menagerie now offers twelve exciting live animal programs -- at least one of these is sure to fit into your curriculum or attract your child's interest. (Please note that animals in each program are subject to change without notice.) Click on the program names in the navigation bar above to see animal photos and read descriptions of each program.
Michelle's Menagerie combines entertainment and education to create an exciting learning experience that will long be remembered! All programs provide an opportunity to learn about animals and their importance in the world. This is not a petting zoo, it is an awesome wildlife encounter. Shows can be tailored to meet special needs and/or badge requirements. Michelle's Menagerie provides live animal programs at the following venues:
Michelle's Menagerie has been in business since 1989 and is fully insured. Her exotic animals are permitted through the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. She is licensed with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA Exhibitor License #12-C-0039).
For school events, the maximum is two classrooms of students at a time. Grade appropriate enrichment work will be provided for a follow-up activity. Programs include information for both science and geography classes.
Schools / large groups / businesses ..................................... $170
Birthday parties / nursing homes / preschools .................. $150
Discounts are offered for more than one show, on the same day, at the same location. Call to find out how you can get a FREE TODDLER PROGRAM for your preschool. Group shows are scheduled seven days a week.
As a traveling zoo, Michelle's Menagerie will go to your location. Michelle travels to towns in the eastern and central parts of southern New Hampshire, as well as towns north of Boston, Massachusetts. A travel fee is added for distances between 25 to 50 miles from Londonderry, NH. Programs are held INDOORS only.
Read what clients have said about Michelle’s Menagerie:
Thank you so much for another great show!!!! The children and staff learned so much and had such a rich experience. The children who attend our center are three to five years of age and many have been identified with disablilties. Your topic is so interesting and your presentation so organized and age appropriate, I am still amazed that our thirty preschool aged children sat quietly, listening and participating for the entire 50 minute show. The photographer and reporter from the local paper both commented on how interesting you were and how much they learned. We will certainly be contacting you for a return visit next year.
Madeleine Leger, teacher-in-charge
Lynn Public Schools - Early Childhood Center
Thanks so much for putting on a great show yesterday. We had a lot of fun. The kids especially loved the snake! I can tell you really care about and care for your animals. I wish I had the chance to visit with you more! Birthday parties are always so busy. I had quite a few friends take your info and express interest in hiring you! Hope you have a great day.
Michelle’s Menagerie has been coming to my preschool programs for years. She is an exceptional educator, and uses a clear and respectful approach with my students. She reinforces concepts and information in an age-appropriate manner. Michelle also teaches empathy and respect of animals, which is so important. The students love her, and look forward to her visits each year! Thank you, Michelle………
Paula C., Preschool teacher, Ipswich Public Schools
Thanks for another great show! The sixth grade students have not stopped talking about the program. I have hired Michelles Menagerie yearly for the past nine years, and I am still learning more every time I see your program. The enrichment work you gave us will help to reinforce all that you taught our students. Again, thank you! I look forward to seeing you again next year.
Maria N., middle school Science teacher
Hello Ms. DeBye,
Just want to thank you again for the fantastic presentation. This is our seventh year hiring Michelle’s Menagerie. Each year you seem to include more – besides the enrichment to Science our curriculum (getting our students to really think about animals, nature, the environment, the impact little changes in our daily lives can make), you managed to work in Spelling and Math! The worksheets you gave out will reinforce everything you taught. Next year we will hire you to come in with a different group of animals – you now offer so many choices!
Mrs. J. C. and the 5th grade students