Certain ages are so memorable that we give them nicknames, such as “the terrible twos,” “sweet 16,” or “wholly unremarkable 31.” Make any age special with this Groupon.
$39 for a Birthday Party with Reptiles for Up to 11 Kids ($100 Value)
During birthday parties at Iowa Reptile Rescue's shelter in Merle Hay Mall, handlers regale the birthday child and up to 10 of his or her friends with a 30- to 45-minute interactive show. Kids get to hold, pet, and pose for pictures with well-behaved animals that may include lizards, tortoises, or a juvenile alligator. Organizers set up a private event room with tables, chairs, and decorations, as well as juice boxes and bottled water. Additional guests may be added for $2 per person.
Iowa Reptile Rescue
The handlers at Iowa Reptile Rescue handle reptiles and amphibians with attentive foster care. While their reptilian guests vary, the shelter may house tokay geckos, bearded dragons, and russian tortoises, as well as the occasional orphaned rose-hair tarantula or a velociraptor who's burnt out after years of typecasting. Once animals are deemed ready for reentry into loving homes, the staff adds the animal to their list of current adoptables. To help fund their operation, the Iowa Reptile Rescue team organizes events, such as benefit concerts, and recruits the support of local business sponsors.