Yes, thanks to a grant from Kohl’s Cares, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is able to provide this conservation-themed theater program free of charge.
How long are the programs?
We have 30-minute and 45-minute programs. Each includes time for questions from the audience.
What ages/grades are most appropriate for the programs?
All performances/plays are written at specific grade levels. Please read the descriptions to find your grade match. However, the program provides entertainment and education value for all ages. The program messaging is best understood with mixed age groups in the audience.
What if we have more students than we can accommodate at one assembly?
We would be happy to perform two shows. The actors would need at least a 30-minute break in-between each performance. (Both shows would need to be the same theme.)
Is there a cancellation fee?
Yes. If the scheduled venue cancels the program within 21 days of the scheduled performance, a $250 cancellation fee will be charged if the date cannot be filled with another venue. (Snow emergencies or school closings will not result in a fee.)
What can I expect on the day of the performance?
The actors will arrive approximately an hour before your scheduled performance time and will need to unload and set-up the performance props. The program will last about 45 minutes. The actors will then need approximately one hour to tear down the props and pack up their belongings.
Do you have program materials to go along with each show?
Coloring sheets will be provided on the day of the performance. If your students wish to learn more about the conservation messages taught in the performances please feel free to direct them to our Education Department. The Zoological Society’s Conservation Education Department has many fee-based classes that will enhance the student’s knowledge and creativity in the world of science and animals.