The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Backyard is celebrating the fifth time of its statewide literacy method, Go through for Experience.

Sponsored by OG&E, Read through for Experience introduces members to the great importance of safeguarding monarch butterflies and other pollinators, as properly as indigenous habitat by way of the children’s e book “Juniper’s Butterfly Yard — A Small Start off for a Greater Planet.”

Oklahoma library card holders are now invited to examine out “Juniper’s Butterfly Garden” from any participating general public and tribal library spot within just the state to get a voucher redeemable for no cost normal admission to the zoo for up to four persons (child, grownup or senior).

Examine for Adventure gives an exercise for Oklahoma people that encourages paying time with each other and sparks an fascination in assisting shield the purely natural earth.

Considering the fact that its inception in 2017, a lot more than 38,000 Oklahomans have experienced the option to knowledge the OKC Zoo at no charge through the Go through for Adventure software.

“Juniper’s Butterfly Garden” was written by Oklahoma Metropolis resident and OKC Zoo’s Resourceful Companies Supervisor Autumn Heigle and illustrated by Nadia Ronquillo.

The e book expresses the joy a child finds on her experience to discover about monarch butterflies and the value of generating habitat area for very important pollinators.

In addition, visitors can locate facts about planting a back garden for monarchs and other pollinators and their migratory route as a result of Oklahoma in the again of the reserve.

The monarch butterfly inhabitants has dropped by about 80 p.c in the final 20 decades owing to habitat loss all through the monarch’s migration and breeding range.

Read for Experience will continue through March 31. Zoo admission vouchers are redeemable through June 30, 2022.

Vouchers can be redeemed at the zoo’s ticket windows reservations are not needed.

To find out far more, pay a visit to okczoo.org/readforadventure.

The Oklahoma Town Zoo is at the moment in its summer season several hours and open day-to-day open up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the very last entry no later on than 4 p.m. Order advance tickets at okczoo.org/tickets to avoid entry strains.

Positioned at the crossroads of Interstates 44 and 35, the zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Journey District and an Journey Street lover.

Typical admission is $12 for older people and $9 for kids ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and about. Little ones age 2 and under are admitted totally free.

Zoo followers can aid the zoo by turning into a ZOOfriends member. Beginning at $45, memberships can be purchased at ZOOfriends.org and present entry to the zoo for an total year plus, extra added benefits and discount rates.

To find out additional, phone 424-3344 or pay a visit to okczoo.org.