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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Ruby’s Readers Book Club

Ages: 2-7 year olds
Dates: September-April
Cost: Free

Enjoy a world of books with Ruby the Reading Red Panda! Ruby is a plush red panda who loves to read. Follow along on Ruby’s Facebook page as we explore a new book each month. Each month we’ll learn new crafts, meet some Zoo animals and get ideas on how to get outside and explore nature in our own backyards!

Kids who join Ruby’s Readers Book Club will receive a birthday card from Ruby on their birthday! Families can also choose to purchase a Ruby’s Readers Book Bundle which includes all of the books we will be reading this year and a plush red panda.

Click here to register for Ruby’s Readers Book Club!

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda

Once a month, join us for Ruby’s Story Time at the Zoo! Each month we will read a story and meet a special live ambassador animal from the Zoo’s education department.

Story Time: 2nd Monday of each month at 11 am

  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14
  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12

No registration required to attend Ruby’s Story Times.
Ruby’s Story Times are free with your Zoo membership or paid Zoo admission.

Virtual Storytimes!

Can’t come to the Zoo? Join us with our good friends at EveryStep for a special bilingual storytime virtually each month. Each month we’ll read a story in a different language and then read it again in English. After our book we’ll learn about one of the animals that calls Blank Park Zoo home!

Virtual Storytime: 2nd Monday of each month at 11:45 am

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 952 2476 2671

Passcode: 037124

Volunteer to be a Ruby’s Story Time Reader

If you are interested in becoming a Ruby’s Story Time Reader, click here.

Follow Ruby on Facebook for book reviews, crafts, snacks and more!

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