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July 18, 2024

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Enjoy Storytime at the Zoo’s “Celebrate Reading”

Storybook readings, animal encounters and more on the first two weekends in November.

During the first two Saturdays in November, visit Nashville Zoo’s Celebrate Reading to hear children’s stories throughout the park. Celebrate Reading will take place on November 5 and November 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature storybook readings, animal encounters and more.

Celebrate Reading at Nashville Zoo!

Visitors can follow the “Celebrate Reading” map through the Zoo to hear different storybooks read at various stops. There will be activities throughout the event for young reading enthusiasts and animal encounters. During the two Celebrate Reading dates, guests are welcome to donate new or “like new” children’s book in exchange for complimentary attraction tickets (limit of four tickets per person). 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 toΒ Book ’em, a local non-profit 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.

Celebrate Reading is included with general admission or membership. Please note, advance timed-entry reservations are required for all guests, including members.Β Get tickets or make a reservation here.Β Celebrate Reading is supported by Book ’em and Tennessee Nature Academy.

For more information on Nashville Zoo’s Celebrate Reading, visit



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.