Have fun listening to a ranger read a book and then do a fun activity afterwards! A ranger will meet you in the courtyard of the visitor center and read a short children’s book that tells the story of an important piece of the monument. After the book, you will then join the ranger in doing an activity that can range from a short walk looking at bat houses to making buttons.
Targeted age range is 5-10 years old. Parents are welcome to stay and participate in the program.
WhenOffered on specific days at 2 p.m. during spring, winter and Thanksgiving school breaks.
2017 Reading Adventures
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ReservationsReservations are not required or permitted.
WhereThe visitor center courtyard. In the case of inclement weather, the program may be moved into the visitor center.
CostProgram is free.
Program length30-45 minutes
FitnessThis program requires children to sit for approximately 15 minutes while the ranger reads the book. They will then be standing for approximately 15 minutes to complete the activity.
AccessibilityThe visitor center and the courtyard are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Service animals are allowed in all monument facilities open to the general public.
RestroomsPublic restrooms are available outside the visitor center area.
SeatingSeating is available in the courtyard.
PetsPets are not allowed in the visitor center or the courtyard.
Seating is limited. Please be considerate of other park visitors. Contact the monument to inquire about a large group reservation.
Last updated: March 18, 2017