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The mission of Fragile Planet Wildlife Center is to connect people to the natural world through creating experiences that engage our guests, provide innovative educational opportunities, and instill a passion in the next generation as responsible stewards for the future.

Fragile Planet Wildlife Center

PO Box 533664

Harlingen, TX 78553

(315) 286-5574

Our vision is to inspire our guests to love, engage with, and to protect animals and their habitats in the wild. Through this we will continue the fight for conservation. 

Scouts and Summer Camps

Fragile Planet's scout and camp program consists of a 45-minute oral presentation on our LIVE animal ambassadors. Our program offers campers the unique experience to get up close and personal with animals they may have never seen before! Scouts and Campers participate by asking questions, getting involved in demonstrations, and responding to the speaker, making our program both educational and entertaining!

Our enthusiastic public speakers tailor the presentation to the age of their audience and regulary present to children preK - 12th grade.

Program Requirements

Every camper participating must return a signed, unedited permission slip

Program Cost

- Within Cameron and Hidalgo Counties: Free program with minimum of $350 in photo sales or total cost due by organization
- Outside of Cameron and Hidalgo Counties: Free program with minimum of $500 in photo sales or total cost due by organization

*Any program outside of Cameron and Hidalgo Counties and greater than 120 miles will be subject to travel fees.


  • $10 per 6x4 photo with camper's choice of animal ambassador

  • Photos are taken on a jungle-themed backdrop

  • Photos are printed the day of the event

  • Photos are 100% optional

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for Fragile Planet to visit my summer camp?

  • Our program is free as long as the photo sales amount to a minimum of $350.

  • If photo sales do not meet or exceed our minimum of $350, the difference must be covered by the camp.

How many presentations can be given per event?

  • We can give up to three presentations per event but try our best to limit the stress on our speakers and animals. Please consult our event coordinators if more than one presentation is desired.

Where can presentations be held?

  • Indoors or outdoors

  • Auditorium/Cafeteria/Gymnasium/Outdoor Pavilion


What does Fragile Planet need from my summer camp or scout group?

  • Signed, unedited permission slips from every camper participating in our event.

  • Accurate total forms kept by camp directors.