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, November 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

by Raymond Huber

 November 04, 2023
Meet the gecko, the escape artist of the lizard world. Join keepers as we follow a day in the life of a tokay gecko. Learn how it protects itself and outsmarts its predators to keep itself safe!

Spike, the Mixed-up Monster
by Susan Hood

 December 02, 2023
Spike the Mixed-ip Monster
Spike is a scary-looking salamander who keeps trying to frighten other animals – until he finds that using fear is not the best way to make friends. Learn about the real-life salamander, the axolotl, and a little bit of Spanish from Spike’s home country, Mexico.

by Carrie Hyatt

 January 06, 2023
Camilla doesn’t know she is a snake, and everyone she sees is shouting fearfully. Now she is afraid, too! Discover with Camilla the surprising truth she learns to help her shed her fear. Get ready to shout, “Snake!” and do what Camilla the snake does when she is afraid.

An Extraordinary Egg
Leo Lionni

 Februrary 03, 2023
An Extraordinary Egg
It’s an extraordinary day on Pebble Island for three frogs when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. They’ve never seen a chicken egg before, but they’re sure that’s what this must be. So, when the egg hatches and out crawls a long green, scaly creature, they naturally call it . . . a chicken!

How to Catch a Dinosaur
Adam Wallace

March 02, 2023
How to Catch a Dinosaur
Join the daring How to Catch Kids as they try to wrangle a dinosaur in time for the school science fair and prove they’re still around! Do YOU have what it takes to pluck a prehistoric pal?
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