Owner and presenter of Animal Experiences is Dave Marchetti. He has a bachelor's degree in biology and owned his own pet store before managing one of the largest pet stores in New England for many years. Animal Experiences has always had several goals. First, to help both children and adults learn about, appreciate and respect reptiles, amphibians and small animals without being afraid of them. Second, to have the opportunity to not just look but touch and hold many of the animals on their own. The thrill children experience in a real hands on experience is unmistakeable and evident in ear to ear grins. The hands on nature of our shows make it a lasting memory for the children. Third, our programs also give children and their parents a sense of which reptiles and small animals are an appropriate choice for the family considering an alternative pet.
Whether the program is for a birthday party, a preschool group, elementary school or middle school Dave can tailor his program to your needs. The show is great fun for any size group but truly makes a bigger impression on children when the group is small. For preschoolers a 30 minute program for 15 children works better than a 60 minute program for 30 children. Generally for children older than 6 or 7 years an hour program works great. If you have a large group all Dave requires is some helpful adults willing to assist with the hands on part of the program. In many cases with library shows where crowds sometimes are well over a hundred Dave will use as many as ten or twelve volunteers.
Animal Experiences is fully insured.