Reading Adventures

Ranger holding picture in hand showing visitors sitting on benches.
The Reading Adventures program provides an opportunity for children to interact with a ranger and learn something new about the monument.

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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.


Offered on specific days at 2 p.m. during spring, winter and Thanksgiving school breaks.
2017 Reading Adventures
  • March 12 through March 25 – Everyday at 2 p.m.
  • November 19 through November 25 - Everyday at 2 p.m.
  • December 17 through December 24 and December 26 through December 31 - Everyday at 2 p.m. (Closed December 25, 2017)


Reservations are not required or permitted.


The visitor center courtyard. In the case of inclement weather, the program may be moved into the visitor center.


Program is free.

Program length

30-45 minutes


This 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.


The visitor center and the courtyard are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Service animals are allowed in all monument facilities open to the general public.


Public restrooms are available outside the visitor center area.


Seating is available in the courtyard.


Pets are not allowed in the visitor center or the courtyard.

Large groups
Seating is limited. Please be considerate of other park visitors. Contact the monument to inquire about a large group reservation.

Last updated: November 14, 2017

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