In September, 2001, Insta-Gator opened its doors to provide educational guided tours. We commonly provide tours to Pre-K students, as well as College Biology students. Our tour is therefore adjustable to be age appropriate. We offer abbreviated tours for our younger visitors and the full tour, which is one and one-half hours in length for most everyone else. We can satisfy the basic senses, allowing our visitors to touch ’em, hold ’em, and feed ’em and we are prepared to delve as in-depth educationally as the group requires.
You may want to consider an extended visit. We have a large picnic area, a soccer field and a pond full of hungry catfish waiting to be fed, all in a beautiful park setting. The excitement increases for those willing to hold an alligator and have their picture taken, while for the more cautious we have a gift shop with dozens of items under $5.00, as well as Insta-Gator Logo t-shirts, toys, jewelry, and alligator meat, belts, wallets and purses. So, bring your group and enjoy the day at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery.
Our tour has been designed to help teachers meet their requirements in teaching to state and national benchmarks and to give students a sense of Louisiana’s natural environment and culture. Time permitting, we will even select a few students or teachers to hold an alligator in front of the class for a class picture to commemorate their exciting trip.
Please review the educational information in this website, which includes activities, worksheets, discussion questions, and other resources for teachers. We encourage you to include this information into your class activities, resulting in your visit to Insta-Gator Ranch truly becoming an extension of your classroom. All of our information is, of course, age appropriate for students from K-12