March is Reading Month


March is Reading Month Program

Making reading wildly fun! This unique Travel Zoo will bring a zoo educator into your classroom to read a selected book and then share one of the zoo’s ambassador animals with your students. This program is meant for individual classes so that students can experience an up-close encounter with an animal. Please indicate your top two choices of books when submitting your registration form. The zoo will supply the book and one ambassador animal matched as closely to the animal(s) featured in the book as possible. Program lengths vary depending on book and age of students but are typically 25-45 minutes. We are able to facilitate this program either in person at your facility or virtually.

Program fees for the first program are $75.00 and $40.00 for each additional consecutive program on the same day, plus an additional $1.00 per mile travel fee (includes mileage and staffing cost) for programs that are held in person. Consecutive programs must be scheduled with no more than 30 minutes of wait-time in between, or a $40.00 fee will be charged per hour of wait. All mileage is calculated using Program fees listed are valid through December 31, 2023.

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March is Reading Month Program Request Form

Desired date(s) for us to visit your facility

Please give at least 3 possible dates and times for ease of scheduling.
(Our programs are typically available at 9 am and later. Zoo staff will arrive early to allow for set-up.)

Book Selection

Please list your top two book choices - list of available books can be found here.

Program Format

Tell us more about your group

To help our staff reach your location (where to park, what door to enter, etc.):
Instructions to help our staff reach your location (where to park, what door to enter, etc.):

COVID-19 Guidelines: John Ball Zoo does not currently require program participants to wear face masks. We will continue to follow masking guidelines set by local, state, and federal agencies and update this policy as needed.