Groups

Groups are always welcome, although you must book in advance to receive the group rate. Once your reservation has been accepted we will send you a reservation confirmation requesting a deposit to hold your date. Our animals comfort is always our first priority therefore we only accept a limited number of buses per day. Please book early to avoid disappointment.  

Guided Tours

Minimum Group Size is 20 people at $8.00 each plus HST. We admit one chaperone free of charge for every 5 guests in group. If your group is less then 20 and you want a Guided Tour it is still available at a flat charge of $160.00 plus HST. Allow 3-4 hours for guided tour.

Upon arrival, your curator will meet your bus and expedite you through the admission process. If you wish to stop for a quick snack break before beginning your adventure we will do that first, then all bags will be loaded into a Zoo vehicle which will meet you back at your picnic area at lunch time. This prevents the children from having to lug their heavy bags around all day, while also insuring that our kangaroos aren’t being fed cheese whiz sandwiches.  After a quick orientation your tour will begin.

Your curator will be entering the animal exhibits to feed them all the while educating your group about each animal. After about an hour to hour and a half your curator will leave you in one of our picnic area’s for your lunch returning at whatever time you determine to  continue your tour. If you have chosen to do Show & Share your tour will end at our barn area where the children will take a break and have a seat for a bit while your curator brings out the various Show & Share animals to meet and greet you.  Time permitting your children can then break into their individual groups and along with their chaperones go back and spend a bit more time with the animals that were of particular interest to them while heading back towards the front of the Zoo and your bus.

Self-Guided Tours

Minimum Group Size is 20 for the reduced rate of $6.00 each plus HST. We admit one chaperone free of charge for every 5 guests in group. Upon arrival of your bus, one of our staff will meet your group to guide you through the admission process. After giving each of your chaperones a Guide, and a quick orientation for everyone you can head off to begin your day. If you have chosen to do Show & Share we will determine what time we are going to meet in the Show & Share area for your Show & Share Show. All animal displays have educational signage on them telling you a little about the animals. We have multiple picnic areas.  

      

Show & Share

Show & Share is available for any size group at an additional $65.00 plus HST (must be booked in advance).  

Show & Share is where we bring various animals out for your group to meet, greet and in a lot of cases touch. The animals vary from show to show depending on what babies we currently have or what animals are feeling particularly social that day. Any of the animals in the Show & Share have been raised here at the Zoo and as a result love human attention.  It can be anything from baby Kangaroo’s to Baby Lynx, Coati-Mundi’s to Agouti’s, or Skunks to Tortoises.  Show & Share is always changing but always has 6-8 animals. Some days some animals don’t feel like being social and that’s fine, which is why we never know till we start gathering animals who will be in that show.  It always amazes us here at the Zoo the facts and bits of knowledge that children in particular absorb from Show & Share. The next time they are at the Zoo they are always so proud to share their knowledge with everyone and anyone.

 

We recommend a maximum group size of 30 for Show & Share. If you have 44 children by the time you get to child number 32 to allow them the opportunity to touch the animal, child number 1 is getting bored and losing interest.

To bring your group for a wild adventure, please complete the enclosed Group Reservation form and return it back to us via email to saunderscountry@gmail.com. You will receive a response within one week.

 

**If you do have any additional questions you may contact our Group Coordinator at saunderscountry@gmail.com

 

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