During the first two Saturdays in November, visit Nashville Zoo to hear children's stories throughout the park. Follow the “Celebrate Reading” map, as it takes visitors through the Zoo to hear different storybooks read at various reading stops. During the event enjoy activities for young reading enthusiasts and animal encounters throughout the Zoo (weather dependent). Celebrate Reading runs November 5 and 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days.
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, train or enjoy a viewing at the 4D theater. 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 115,000 books annually to children in middle Tennessee.
This event is included with general admission or membership. As of 9/12/22, advance timed-entry reservations are required for all guests, including members. Learn more about why reservations are required here. Get tickets or make a reservation here.
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