Celebrate Reading at Nashville Zoo this November
The first two Saturdays in November guests have a chance to hear exciting stories while experiencing the Zoo’s animal habitats. During Nashville Zoo’s annual “Celebrate Reading” event, visitors follow a story map to hear a different children’s book read to them every half hour at various stops around the Zoo. Celebrate Reading will be held on Nov. 4 and 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Zoo will offer complimentary attraction tickets (limit of four tickets per person) for anyone donating new or “like new” children’s books during the two Celebrate Reading dates. Attraction tickets can be used to ride on the carousel, zip line and train, or feed the lorikeets and tortoises. All books will be donated to Book ‘em, a local nonprofit helping economically disadvantaged children discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership. Through their Nashville Kids book distribution program, Book 'em provides more than 30,000 books annually to children in middle Tennessee.
Nashville Zoo staff and docents will read a variety of children’s books along the Zoo’s pathways at half-hour intervals. Additionally, the Zoo will offer a chance for guests to meet some animals up-close if weather permits. Celebrate Reading is included with Zoo admission or membership. Little Debbie will be providing snacks for the event and guests are encouraged to bring blankets for seating. More information can be found here.
About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 890,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.