Wild World of Animals
Presenting Sponsor: Jeffery-Mohr Family Dentistry
Wild World of Animals has three decades of experience working with and caring for wild animals!
Located in the heart of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Grant Kemmerer specializes in educational and entertaining wildlife shows. He cares for over 200 animals including: big cats, wolves, other large carnivores, primates, birds of prey, parrots, non-venomous snakes, crocodiles and various reptiles, small mammals and amphibians. Grant and his team travel the entire country educating and sharing their passion for animals. Now they are coming to Van Wert and bringing their exotic animals direct to YOU!
Grant Kemmerer has been working with, training and caring for wildlife for over 30 years. Since childhood, he has always been fascinated with animals of every kind. Graduating from Florida International University, he started working professionally with animals in Miami, FL. He holds many state permits as well as federal permits from US Fish and Wildlife, US Department of the Interior and the US Department of Agriculture. He has been a guest animal expert on nationally televised shows such as Anderson Cooper, CBS Early Show, Fox and Friends, Martha Stewart, and the Meredith Vieira Show.
A goal of the show is to convey the importance of ALL animals, the jobs they perform in nature, adaptations, some of the misconceptions surrounding certain species, that wild animals ARE NOT pets, contrary to TV and movies animals are not out to ‘get’ you and the biggest problems facing wildlife today. The animals are trained ambassadors that will put on a show to educate and excite the animal lover in everyone!
Cameras / Recording
No photography or recording is allowed, unless expressly conveyed by the artist at the time of the show. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be in silence mode before entering the seating area.
Food & Drinks Allowed in the Lobby
We invite you to enjoy drinks and light snacks before the show in the Grand Lobby or Upper Lobby.
Concessions: Our partners Convoy Road Coffee Roasters and Rhonda's Sweet Treats provide coffee and cookies for sale. Stop by the Concession Stand to purchase yours before, during intermission, or after the show. You can select from variety of flavors, including some that are exclusive to The Niswonger! For recommended pre-show dining options, please visit the Dining page.
Children at the Niswonger
Children three and under are granted admission without a ticket so long as they are held by an adult ticket-holder. The VWAPAF reserves the right to preclude the attendance of children under the age of 5 years determined by the nature of the performance. Guardians will be asked to remove their child/children if they cause disruptions for other ticket-holders during a performance.