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Children's & Youth Services | Performer's Database | Animal Shows

Performer's Database

theater masksThis performer listing was created by the South Dakota State Library as a service to public libraries and other organizations that want to hire quality performers for their children's programs. Inclusion in this listing does not constitute an endorsement or promotion of any individual or group listed. Not all performers work well under all circumstances and with every age group. The South Dakota State Library strongly advises all libraries and organizations to carefully check references before hiring anyone.

Performers, use this form to submit your contact information. This form can also be used to update your previously listed information as well. Please fill it out as completely as possible and your submission will be reviewed by our content committee before inclusion on the website. Thank you!

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Animal Shows

Bramble Park Zoo Web Link to Bramble Park Zoo

Bramble Park Zoo

Program Description: What a great way to add hands-on, inquiry-based activities to your curriculum! The Zoo Educator can adapt programs to inform students about the natural history, physical characteristics and adaptations of these chosen animals.

Contact: Jaime Stricker
800 10th Street NW, PO Box 910
Watertown, SD 57201
Email Link Web Link to Bramble Park Zoo Facebook Page Web Link to Bramble Park Zoo Twitter Page

Further Details: For All Ages; Cost includes Mileage, Lodging, Hourly Rate; For venues such as School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor; Travel Range is approximately 100-150 miles; Requirements include tables and space that is cleared from loud noises and other animals
Category: animals

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Jocko's and the J's

Jocko's and the J's

Program Description: Jocko and the Js show incorporates a little magic, in addition to the tricks performed by the monkeys. Concepts such as safety, cooperation, goal setting and learning are stressed during the show.

Contact: Jim Williamson
P.O. Box 890, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Further Details: $750/ day; Statewide Travel; For Ages 0-109
Category: Animal Shows, Magic

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Zoo Man Web Link to Zoo Man

Zoo Man

Program Description: The Zoo Man has traveled throughout the United States and Canada performing live animal programs for libraries, afterschool programs, and schools.

Contact: Brent Mielke
Adrian, MN 56110
Email Link Web Link to Zoo Man's Attractions Facebook Page

Further Details: $200/ show; Additional Costs include Mileage for 1 show; State-wide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Animal Shows

ZooMobile Web Link to ZooMobile


Program Description:All ages will enjoy getting a close-up, hands-on opportunity to get nose-to-nose with a variety of creatures as they explore the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Contact: Education Services Manager
Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum
805 S. Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-8313 ext. 15
Email Link Facebook link Email Link Email Link

Further Details:Cost is Size and Location Pending, Mileage and Sales Tax; Travel Range covers 150 miles from Sioux Falls; For All Ages
Category: Animal Shows

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Mango Languages will no longer be available through the State Library as of October 1, 2017.

We are pleased to announce Pronunciator, a resource with over 80 different languages.

State Library Board
February 13, 2018, Pierre

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