Reading with Reptiles

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Reading with Reptiles

Don’t miss our fun and interactive story time series, Reading with Reptiles!

We host this special event the first Saturday of the month, December through March! Storytime starts at 11:00 am and lasts about 30 minutes. Each story features an animal or two that we have at the zoo; afterward, we’ll have an animal encounter, touch opportunity, or other hands-on experience for you to enjoy as well as a fun activity to take home! (scroll down for details on each date/book).

And while you’re here, don’t forget to tour the rest of the zoo and take in a live show!

In addition to story time, you will also have access to the zoo all day! Come early and stay late to explore; with all of our exhibits and live shows, there’s plenty to see and do!

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Please keep checking back to see when the next Reading with Reptiles will be held. Subscribe to our newsletter for reminders about this and other reptile-tastic events!

NEW: Virtual Admission Available

Can’t make it to the zoo but still want to read the story along with our keepers? No problem! We’re now offering virtual admission tickets to Reading with Reptiles!

Whether it’s physical distance or seasonal illness that may keep you from attending in-person, we’re happy to provide another way to take part in this fun event! We acknowledge that attending virtually is not the same as visiting the zoo, so we’re offering this alternative for only $5 per household/screen.

We want everyone to join us in-person for this fun story time series, but in case something prevents that from happening, we hope you take advantage of this virtual offering!

Storytime Offerings

Claude: The True Story of a White Alligator
by Emma Bland Smith

Claude: The True Story of a White Alligator

Claude is a real white alligator who resides at the California Academy of Science. Listen to our keepers read all about his 25-year journey to his forever home . . . and learn some fascinating facts about white alligators along the way.

And the best part is, you can see a real white alligator right here at our zoo!

I Wanna Iguana
by Karen Kaufman Orloff

I Wanna Iguana

Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing.

(This one will be especially great for any families considering getting a reptile for a pet!)

Who Wants a Tortoise?
by Dave Keane

Who Wants a Tortoise?
When the spunky, loveable narrator receives a tortoise for her birthday, instead of the cuddly puppy she’s longed for her entire life, she’s more than a little disappointed. But when her pet goes missing, all she wants is to be reunited with her new best friend.

The Bird that Couldn’t Fly
Raquel Arrechea

The Bird that Couldn’t Fly
Quincy Quill is an adorable baby bird eager to chirp and ready to fly. But things aren’t happening as quickly as he would like. Will he learn to chirp? Is he ever going to be able to fly?
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