Animal wonders

Animal Wonders offers educational conservation, ecology, and animal programs to enhance appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

Our programs and activities are fun, educational, interactive, age-appropriate, and customized for children and adults. We create and bring our programs to your school for in-class workshops, after-school programs, as well as pre-schools/daycares, scouts, 4-H, FFA, summer camps, youth groups, senior living centers, scouting events, community events, library events, animal birthday parties, corporate functions, benefits, birding trips, or any special outing in Missouri or Kansas.

The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906

Upcoming Events

Animal Wonders Summer Camp Lee's Summit 2016 Legacy Park; Each day is a new adventure and theme. Weather permitting, the campers go on daily nature hikes to explore the wildlife of Legacy Park. Bird watching data is entered on eBird so parents & campers can keep track of species observed at home. Campers also perform crafts related to each day's subject and of course, all of your favorite scaled, feathered, & furry friends from Animal Wonders are there daily! Our curriculum is based on the Project WILD series and matches national science standards. Ages 5 & up: 5 daily 3 hour camps 9 AM to 12 PM - June 13 to June 18, 2016, June 20 to June 24, 2016, June 27 to July 1, 2016, July 11 to July 15, 2016, July 18 to July 22, 2016, August 1 to August 5, 2016. Open to residents and non-residents. Contact the Lee's Summit Parks Department to register at 816-969-1500.

Lee's Summit, MO Community Diversity of Life Workshops Harris Park CC, All Ages : 4 weekly 1 hour Thursdays Sept 1-22, Oct 6-27, Mondays Nov 7-28, 2016. Open to residents and non-residents. Contact the Lee's Summit Parks Department to register at 816-969-1500.

Animal Wonders Birding 101 Legacy Park, All Ages: Join Animal Wonders to learn birding basics, tips for identifying birds at the height of Spring Migration and enjoy a guided tour to observe the wildlife of Legacy Park. Recommend to bring your own binoculars, field guides, and dress for the outdoors with moderate hiking. This class is designed for adults and families. Classes begin at 9 AM and typically last 3 hours, but can go shorter or longer depending on weather conditions. Saturdays Sept 10-24, 2016 - 9 AM, Saturdays Oct 1-15, 2016; contact the Lee's Summit Parks Department to register at 816-969-1500.

School's Out Morning Camp 9 AM to 12 PM Ages 5 & up: Friday Oct 21 & Tuesday Nov 8, 2016. Open to residents and non-residents. Contact the Lee's Summit Parks Department to register at 816-969-1500.

Animal Wonders Girl Scout Journeys & Badges Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Senior, & Ambassador opportunies; vist the Animal Wonders/Girl Scout Site for badge details. You schedule it, we come to you!!

Animal Themed Birthday Parties - Anywhere, anytime!! Three packages to choose from, educational and fun.

Several more public events in Missouri & Kansas in 2016 are in the works, will be posting them here as we get closer. Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook to see more photos, up-to date news, events, animal news, and more. The events listed above are open to the public, via registration unless stated. Hope to see you out there!!

It is difficult to say no to animals in need and we depend on our programs & donations to help fund the care and housing for our surrendered and rescued animals. However, the cost of taking in unwanted pets is very expensive. If you would like to help support Animal Wonders, it would be greatly appreciated.


Each program is designed to give a better understanding of the natural world.  The goal of Animal Wonders is to have our students leave a program feeling as strongly and appreciative of conservation and wildlife as our educators do.  Students will learn about animal classification, animal behavior, ecosystems, terminology, endangered species, habitat improvement and so much more. Be sure to visit our Contact page for more educational links. Feel free to contact us if you still have questions after a program. One can ever stop learning!!

Live Animal Presentations

The field trip that comes to you!! We feel that it is important that the students get to see the animals in person during our programs.  Animal Wonders is licensed & fully insured, all of our animals are safe and handled by our trained educators.  The species that will be presented will be customized to the program selected.  We have a variety of safe birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates that will enhance the program. We will NEVER bring wild canids, felids, or primates to any event nor will we loan animals out without having an Animal Wonders educator on hand. Having many years experience with these species in the zoo world, they have no place in area where children are present. I am parent myself and I wouldn't allow my son to attend an event where these types of animals are present, outside of an AZA approved enclosure. Our focus is education, not showing off the most exotic or extreme. Aside from domestic poultry, the animals that are used in our programs are not breeders nor will we breed and sell animals used in our programs. We strive to encourage responsible pet ownership.

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Animal Wonders
405 West 10th, Holden, MO 64040


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