Creature Comfort Visits

Bring the fun of the Zoo to your nursing home, hospital, or long-term care facility with a Creature Comforts visit. We'll help you give your clients that warm, fuzzy feeling - literally! With Creature Comforts, Zoo Educators bring friendly Animal Ambassadors and fascinating animal artifacts to your facility for a group presentation! Our presenters take time to share stories, memories, and warm conversation with your clients, while our furred and feathered friends add their own special touch!


Fees and Information:


  • Duration: 45 minute visit
  • Up to 3 Animal Ambassadors and an animal artifact may appear
  • For program quality and animal wellbeing, participation is limited to 35 persons per presentation (including facility staff and guests)
  • Program Fee: $85 per visit 
  • Travel fees apply to visits outside of Greater Lafayette and are billed at $35/hr based on round-trip travel time.
  • After-Hours fees may also apply 

COVID-19 Information:

Evolving COVID-19 conditions may impact our ability to safely perform presentations at all locations.  We have modified our reservations and billing process to allow for flexibility in this regard.  Please discuss any requirements your facility has in place in regards to masking, vaccination and disclosure requests so we may assess compatibility with our City of Lafayette policies.

Presenter holds a small alligator for an audience member to touch it along its back
A smiling presenter holds a small, green parrot while audience members look on

Contact the Education Department to Book:


  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov
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