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Nashville Zoo Celebrates Reading in November

Discount on Admission Offered for Donated Books

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – During the first two Saturdays in November, guests will have a chance to hear great stories while experiencing the Zoo’s animal habitats. During Nashville Zoo’s annual “Celebrate Reading” event, visitors will follow a story map to hear a different children’s book read to them every half-hour at various stops around the Zoo.

Celebrate Reading runs November 7th and 14th from 10:00am – 3:00pm each day.

The Zoo will offer a $2.00 discount on admission for anyone donating new or “like new” children’s books during the two Celebrate Reading dates.

Nashville Zoo's "Celebrate Reading" event.
Nashville Zoo’s “Celebrate Reading” event.

All books will be donated to Book ‘Em, a local non-profit helping economically disadvantaged children discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership.

Zoo staff and docents will read a variety of children’s book along the Zoo’s pathways at half-hour intervals on November 7th and 14th.

Additionally, the Zoo will offer a chance for guests to meet some animals up-close if weather permits. Celebrate Reading is included with Zoo admission or membership. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets for seating.

More information can be found at the Zoo’s website, www.nashvillezoo.org

About Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry.  Attracting more than 830,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615.833.1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org


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