Reading with Reptiles

Story time at the Zoo

Reading with Reptiles

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We’re excited to introduce a new story time series: Reading with Reptiles!

Join us on February 28, March 14, and March 28 at 11:30am for a reptile-related reading! Get comfy and cozy in the Island Giants building—the warmest place in the zoo—while our zoo keeper shares a story and a special animal encounter! (scroll down for details on each date/book)

And the best part? We’re offering this series at a discounted rate! Bring your kids to Reading with Reptiles and receive $4 off general admission. Take advantage of these fun, educational events (and the rest of the zoo) for less!

Ticket Prices
$10 for ages 12 and up
$8 for ages 3 through 11
FREE for children 2 and under

At $4 off general admission, you can choose one story time or attend them all!

BONUS: Attend all Three for FREE!

A zoo membership offers many great benefits, including free admission to select events, and Reading with Reptiles is one of them! Purchase a family membership on your next visit and start enjoying the perks, like FREE story time!

Current Members: While these events are free for you to attend, seating is limited, so please call 570-538-1869 to reserve your tickets in advance.

Story time Selections

Come to Reading with Reptiles on February 28, 2018 to hear Miles and Miles of Reptiles by Tish Rabe | Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Miles and Miles of Reptiles
by Tish Rabe

This book introduces the different kinds of reptiles with fun facts and silly rhymes.

Animal encounter: Pet a tortoise and a king snake, then take a stroll through the zoo to see many of the reptiles from the story in person!

Come to Reading with Reptiles on March 14, 2018 to hear Edwina the Emu by Sheena Knowles & Rod Clement | Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Edwina the Emu
by Sheena Knowles & Rod Clement

Edwina the emu lays TEN eggs, and her mate Edward is worried about supporting all those baby emus. So Edwina sets out to find the perfect job to support them…

Animal encounter: Touch REAL emu eggs & feathers, and take a walk along the Prehistoric Path to see these birds up-close!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A Frog in the Bog
by Karma Wilson & Joan Rankin

This rhyming and counting book is lots of fun! Learn what happens when a frog enjoys some tasty treats…and happens upon a large reptile in the process!

Animal encounter: Inspired by the bugs in the story, check out Madagascar hissing cockroaches, millipedes, and superworms. You’ll also get to meet our African bullfrog, Jabba!

Before & After Story Time

In addition to story time, you will also have access to the zoo all day! Come early to explore the zoo and take in a live show at 10:30, or pack a lunch to enjoy afterwards in our snack bar area, Croc Bites! With all of our exhibits and live shows, there’s plenty to see and do. So take advantage of your discounted admission and experience all the zoo has to offer!

Join us for Reading with Reptiles, our story time series, and take advantage of our other exhibits and shows! | Clyde Peeling's Reptiland