SCHOOLS – Critter Crazy

Are you looking for something different for your students? Are you a hands on class who has a passion for native Australian wildlife and the environments they live in? Would you like to take your class to the zoo or aquarium, but realise the logistics, costs and liability involved?

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
(19 customer reviews)

$300.00 1 hour

Pay a deposit of $50.00 per item


What we require:

To ensure it is a safe and comfortable experience, please assist with the below:

  • Safe environment provided for the audience, animals and presenters at all times
  • Advise Critters Up Close prior to event if audience size is going to exceed 30 as price may vary
  • Clear space of approximately 3 x 3 metres, out of harsh elements (sun, wind, rain) where practicable
  • Parking area provided close to event and associated parking costs covered by client (where applicable)
  • Customer must ensure that local councils are contacted when utilising public space
  • Customer to review our terms and conditions 
  • A big smile and willingness to have fun!

19 reviews for SCHOOLS – Critter Crazy

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle N

    Today at Playtime Early Learning we had an exceptional incursion by Critters Up Close. Mick is brilliant with the children, keeping them engaged, speaking so well with just the right amount of information about each creature for the children to comprehend. He stood in front of 30 three year olds and maintained their attention the entire time. The gorgeous little creatures he brought along were fantastic. Thank you so much. We all absolutely loved the experience you provided and the children went home with lots of stories to tell their parents.

    (Facebook Review)

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hanna T.A.

    Thank you so much to Michael for today’s efforts. He is absolutely amazing and does some fantastic work for in education and preservation of local wildlife/reptiles. The presentation was just fab and highly informative. The kids loved him and he was so patient even with the little one’s and just a brilliant experience for all. Thank you again Michael!

    (Facebook Review)

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Abbey P

    Thanks Critters Up Close for coming along to my daughter’s class today. Everyone LOVED the presentation and had a fantastic time! We were the very fortunate winners of a school presentation, so it was a great way to end the term. Highly recommend!

    (Facebook Reviews)

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tenille M

    Critters Up Close was such an incredible and interactive experience for the children at my work (daycare), Michael was absolutely amazing with the delivery of his animals and show to the babies right through to 5 year olds! I could not recommend him enough! We would definitely have him back to educate and have fun with the children any day!

    (Facebook Review)

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Morgan C

    Educational experience, while being heaps of fun. Michael is great with the little ones. All animals are rescued and well looked after.

    (Facebook Review)

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chloe L

    Thank you for an amazing visit Michael! Our vacation care group loved their experience today! Thank you for driving all the way up to see us today! Can’t wait for our next school holidays for your next visit! Thank you!!!

    (Facebook Review)

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Natassia H

    We can’t thank Michael enough for creating some FANTABULOUS moments for us today… we can’t wait to have his Critter friends back in our space! 
    If you’re looking for an AWESOME incursion for your school or thinking of something different for an event, then check in with Michael and his WONDERFUL Critters.
    My team and I were blown away today by the FANTASTIC 60 minute incursion he ran for us at Small Friends (Falcon). With 40, 2.5-5 year olds as his audience, from start to finish Michael not only had their undivided attention but had everyone chatting, learning and giggling too! 
    I highly recommend Critters Up Close to all, and after being part of Michael’s presentation, he showed that he could hold the attention of any age group. His passion for his rescued Critters is FABULOUS, and he certainly helped to break down a few fear barriers not only for the little people in the room, but us big people too!!
    We hope all of our Small Friends got out into their backyards after school today to see if they have any Critters hanging out in their garden!

    (Facebook Review)

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danielle W

    Michael was fantastic.
    He was able to keep the children entertained and involved at all times.
    Definitely recommend him to other Early Learning Centres and Schools.

    (Facebook Review)

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sally B

    Thanks so much to Michael for an AWESOME party! Our 5yr old, her kindy class & the parents loved it – entertaining & informative. Thanks!!

    (Facebook Review)

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kylie T

    Thank you michael the kids really enjoyed having you come to the centre you engaged with all the children and respected them not wanting to be involved.
    Leon has decided you are his new hero.

    (Facebook Review)

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simone M

    We had Critters up Close come and present to our Year Three classes today. It was fantastic. Mike was very engaging and knowledgeable, he was amazing with the kids. The critters were very calm. The welfare of the critters and children were his priority. It is very obvious that Mike has a passion for animals and conservation. We would highly recommend Critters Up Close and we are looking forward to their visit next year.

    (Facebook Review)

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly M

    All Children and Educator thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and meeting all the critter.
    The presenter was very friendly and capture all the children’s attention with his fun facts and knowledge.
    Would most definitely recommend Critters up close to any organisation, our centre will be booking them again.

    (Facebook Review)

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon M

    Absolutely brilliant !,, we had this booked for the Christmas party at childcare where I am an educator and what a wonderful presentation Michael put on, he really has a way with the children and knows how to make them feel comfortable with the animals, all of our children came over and sat down really engaging with what he was talking about, Michael even managed to get a mum to touch a snake and help with her fear just awesome to watch. I even got advice about lizards and because of Michaels expertise have chosen and bought one for my daughter. I would recommend this to anyone , fun interactive informative educational amongst other things! Highly recommended 🙂

    (Facebook Review)

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melissa D

    I have loved having Critters Up Close in the classroom. The kids have been so enthusiastic about the animals we have seen after each visit. The presenter was amazing with the kids and answered all their questions. We would have Critters Up Close back any day!

    (Facebook Review)

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Geraldine W

    The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed this incursion with Michael who is clearly passionate about what he does. What a wonderful way for children to learn about these wonderful creatures and to understand that every creature on earth has a very special role to play, even the smallest minibeast! Thank you Michael for a brilliant presentation.

    (Facebook Review)

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Demelza L

    This was the BEST animal presentation/incursion that I have seen by far and I have been in the children’s services industry for 14 years!!! Michael was a natural with the children and was very knowledgeable about the animals he had. We really liked how he encouraged the children to spend more time outside looking at nature than inside playing video games, and how he included caring for the environment in his presentation. He made sure no child missed out on holding or touching an animal and answered every question they asked (and there were a lot of questions!!)  
    What really made this unique was the habitat building activity at the end where the children got to interact with some of the animals and work together to create a home for them. The children’s interest in animals carried on throughout the rest of the holidays and we received lots of feedback from the children and parents about how amazing the Critters Up Close were 🙂

    (Facebook Review)

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vicki K

    Michael was great with the children, staff and animals!!
    The children loved the show, Michael managed to hold their attention for the whole show! The children told their siblings about it when they came here after school and the School children where devastated they missed out!!
    Thanks again, we will definitely be getting you back!

    (Facebook Review)

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    Critters up close was a fantastic educational experience, all of the children at our centre enjoyed it and so did they educators. this experience is great for all ages and I will be organising to have this as a constant experience at our centre. Thank you so much for your hard work

    (Facebook Review)

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Funarama Meadow Springs

    Fantastic! Michael did a great job, he kept all the children engaged and wanting more throughout our session. It was very educational for children (and educators), learning about the animals and some different ways to show respect for the environment and our native wildlife. Critters Up Close demonstrated great respect and patience with all the animals, which we are sure the children will all take away and continue to do so too.
    We highly recommend Critters up Close.

    (Facebook Review)

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