Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Ruby the Red Panda presents Special Guest Storytime!


Day and Time:
Saturdays once a month, September - April at 11 am 
Length: ~30 minutes
Cost: Free with zoo admission or your Blank Park Zoo membership

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime with a Special Guest! Ruby is a plush red panda who loves to read! Each month we will have a new special guest reading a story and pose for pictures. Also at the storytimes children can meet a special live ambassador animal from the Zoo’s education department.

Dates: Storytimes are at 11 am each month

October 12
Special Guest: Puppy Jake Foundation
Story: Underground by Denise Fleming

November 9 (Special Event - Family Fun Day Carnival)
Special Guest: The Snow Queen and Ice Princess
Story: If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON’T by Elise Parsley

December 21
Special Guest: To Be Announced
Story: Dandy by Ame Dyckman

January 11
Special Guest: Pete the Cat
Story: Moose Tracks! by Karma Wilson

February 8
Special Guest: Des Moines Police Department
Story: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

March 14
Special Guest: Iowa Wild
Story: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

April 11 (Special Event - Eggstravagana)
Special Guest: To Be Announced
Story: The Otter Who Loved to Hold Hands by Heidi and Daniel Howarth

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