The ISU Performing Arts Series: Wild World of Animals

The ISU Performing Arts Series: Wild World of Animals

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Tilson Auditorium




(812) 237-3770


What features an exciting cast of animals to meet? The Wild World of Animals will be coming to ISU as part of the Performing Arts Series on January 23rd, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium and a Pre-Show event at 6:30 p.m.

Wild World of Animals is an exploration into the fascinating world of the wildlife we share with the planet, featuring live animals including some of the most majestic, interesting, bizarre, and critically endangered species in the world.

The fantastic animal lineup encompassing arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are the real rock stars of Wild World of Animals. Grant Kemmerer brings about 16 guests to each show ranging from leopard, monkey, wolf, and badger to the critically endangered red ruffed lemur. Included may also be some of the largest of their species such as the eagle owl, marine toad, and dictator scorpions; as well as a legless lizard, cobra, alligator, and a 100-year-old alligator snapping turtle.

Wild World of Animals is an entertaining and educational show in an intimate setting, presenting animals born in captivity displaying natural behaviors, facilitated by an extremely knowledgeable moderator and guide. These animals are not pets, they still have their natural instincts, but they have no fear of humans, and so, unlike their counterparts in nature, can interact more safely with them. During the program, Kemmerer stresses the importance of animals doing their jobs to keep nature working and educates the audience to the loss of useable habitat leading to endangered species.

Tickets for Wild World of Animals are on sale now. Adult ticket prices range from $15-$17, ISU faculty and staff tickets are $12-$14, and youth (ages 2-12) tickets are $5. ISU students are admitted for free with a valid ISU ID. To purchase tickets, call 1-877-ISU-TIXS, go online to, or visit us at the ISU Hulman Center. For more information, go online to

Sponsored by THSB