The Reptile Family, a family devoted to their animals and educating people all over the country by bringing their pets on the road with them, is putting on a show on January 22nd in Pasadena, Calif. So if you are looking for a fun show to bring your children to where they can actually learn something and have fun at the same time, this might be just the answer you have been looking for.
The Reptile Family enthusiastically portrays a safari theme in their dress and the baskets and cages that their animals come in. They bring in animals, reptiles in particular, and the audience is allowed to touch them if they so choose. And in case you were curious, they all “have backgrounds, diplomas or certificates in Wildlife Education, Early Childhood Education, Zoo Keeping and/or Communications” (http://www.reptilefamily.com/about/about.html).
The family members live with all the pets, take care of all the animals themselves, and put on the shows themselves. They are the whole package if you are looking for a smash-hit party for a lot of people. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing huge snakes up close, or even getting to touch them? What 9-year-old wouldn’t stop and listen to everything an instructor has to say, for once?
This group of devoted animal enthusiasts not only do shows for children, but they also do birthday parties, school, camp, scout, library, corporate and big parties as well. In fact, their popularity is more widespread than you may think. In 2002 one of the family members received a call from Disney and had their son and several of the animals showcased in an episode of Disney’s Cool Pets.
The family’s water monitor lizard and leopard tortoises were also featured in Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” They were even chosen to be the greeting committee for Universal Studios’ Jurassic Park corporate event. (http://www.reptilefamily.com/about/about.html)
On top of getting to see, pet, and learn about all the really cool animals that The Reptile Family brings to their shows, party guests also get to make picture frames with their own chosen decorations and get their pictures taken at the party to take home in the picture frames they make.
The show starts at 10 a.m. at the Baby and Kidz EXPO at the Pasadena Convention Center on January 22nd. The show is listed to continue on until 8 p.m., so wear your good walking shoes. Be prepared to spend a long time looking at really cool, huge snakes and exotic lizards among the many animals that they bring.