About

AriSafari: an urban adventure in science and nature is an educational entertainment company. Our mission is to inspire the love of science and nature through engaging and interactive experiences. AriSafari will transform your children into mad scientists and wild explorers. We are available for birthday parties and special celebrations. Book your next event with us!

Science with AriSafari

Science with AriSafari

Join us for a special introduction into the mesmerizing world of chemical reactions. Your young scientists will be wowed by all things freezing, burning, foaming, and sublimating.  They will learn new words and exercise their curiosity in a safe environment and under the guidance of an enthusiastic expert.

The Science of Magic

The Science of Magic

The Science of Magic with AriSafari will have your children ooh and aah in suspense and excitement. The fantastically impossible tricks will be demystified by logical explanations applying the laws of physics and chemistry. Don’t get us wrong—magic does exist, however, it is not in optical illusions but in the way we relate to each other!

Reptile Encounter

Reptile Encounter

Join us for a chance to get up-close and personal with our smooth and bumpy reptilian friends. Your children will learn about adaptations and unique animal behaviors while falling in love with our little friends. Nurture the explorer within and book AriSafari’s Reptile Encounter for your next event!

Animal Disguises

Animal Disguises

As we learn from the story of Purim, things are not always what they seem. A young girl marrying the Persian king can turn out to be a Jewish hero saving her entire community. In the natural world, animals also disguise themselves blending in with their surroundings in order to ensure survival. Animal Disguises with AriSafari will introduce you to several adorable creatures that are uniquely adapted to their environments.

Animals with Bad Reputations

Animals with Bad Reputations

Animals with Bad Reputations by AriSafari will rehabilitate the good name of needlessly-feared critters that deserve much respect and admiration. Young learners will test their assumptions and find out unexpected facts about commonly misunderstood animals.

Who We Are

 

Ari Wasserman

Ari Wasserman

Ari Y. Wasserman is the Executive Director and chief talent behind AriSafari. Since an early age, Ari showed an interest and passion for animals. Ari graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and started his career doing educational programs for children at the Philadelphia Zoo and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He then spent many years as a Jewish communal professional. Over the years, Ari realized that the best way he could contribute to his community is through sparking the love of learning and exploration in children.

Zhanna Beyl

Zhanna Beyl

Zhanna Beyl is AriSafari’s strategist and public relations planner. She only occasionally complains that Ari has turned their modest rented city apartment into a zoo. A long time ago, when Zhanna and Ari first met, Ari licked a slug while on a hike in the woods. This unexpected action was followed by an informative story about the numbing properties of slug’s secretions. So, in all fairness, Zhanna should have known what she was getting into from the very beginning.

Marina Mirchevskaya

Marina Mirchevskaya

Marina Mirchevskaya is our talented Art Director who is continuously beautifying and upgrading our brand, constructing our website, creating our business cards, and generating amazing ideas. Somehow she manages to get involved in new projects when she already has a successful full-time career and a busy freelance practice.

Testimonials

Awesome programs, creative and wonderful facilitator.

Michael Rockman

Michael Rockman

I attended a birthday party where Ari was doing an outdoors science presentation. It was really fun, he is a natural with kids. Clearly a guy who enjoys what he is doing and I’d gladly recommend him to others.

Lana Krakovskiy

Lana Krakovskiy

I wanted to send you a huge THANK YOU for not only joining us along with your family for the Kibbutznik Family Retreat but going above and beyond to develop and lead two wonderful sessions! We heard only positive feedback from parents and children who attended your sessions – they truly had a lot of fun with AriSafari and it added much to the depth and variety of programming offered at the retreat!

Ramiz Rafailov

Ramiz Rafailov

Ari is AMAZING with kids. Kids are having fun and learning at the same time! Highly recommend him! He can come to your house or entertain kids in the park. He is full of ideas to make your party one of a kind!

Lyudmila Emag

Lyudmila Emag

Thank you, AriSafari, for an amazing show for Levy’s 6th Birthday! Children were entertained, amused and educated at the same time. Parents were impressed. We highly recommend AriSafari to all who are looking beyond face paint and balloon animals (not like there is something wrong with that).

Tatyana Sirman

Tatyana Sirman

My daughter and her friends of different ages had an amazing time watching and participating in Ari’s science show. He has the right experience and the right personality for this, and that shows. I know Ari for many years and am always amazed how quickly he finds a connection with kids, makes them laugh, holds their attention. He’s also just an honest, decent, loving, good guy. Hire Ari, you won’t regret it!

Julia Chernova

Julia Chernova

Contact

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Ari: 917-530-8007

For Russian, contact Zhanna: 914-424-3406

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