Celebrate Reading with the Nashville Zoo

The event is hosted the first two Saturdays in November.

A Nashville Zoo employee reading to a group of children

Zoo should add this to your weekend plans.

Photo via the Nashville Zoo

Grab a pen and book it to your calendar. We have a novel idea for your weekend. The Nashville Zoo is hosting storytimes throughout the park the first two Saturdays in November (Saturday, Nov. 5 + Saturday, Nov. 12) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

📚 What to expect

Follow the Celebrate Reading map through the zoo while stopping at designated areas to listen to a different storybook, meet zoo animals, and participate in other reading-related activities.

🎟️ Getting tickets

The event is included in general admission ticket prices — though, advance timed-entry reservations are in effect for all guests.

Bonus: Guests are invited to donate new or “like new” children’s books in exchange for complimentary attraction ticketswith a limit of four tickets per person. These tickets can be used to ride on the carousel, zip line, or train, or to view a show at the 4D theater.

The collected books will be donated to Book ‘em. The nonprofit ensures all children, regardless of economic disadvantages, are granted book ownership. The program supplies 115,000+ books annually to Middle Tennessee children.

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