Animal Tales Storytime for all ages starts Jan. 5

The Best Times Digital Edition

December 29, 2020

A new season of Animal Tales Storytime will begin Jan. 5 at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center, 707 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe.

Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during the programs.

The popular program invites young children, their parents or grandparents to come listen and learn during any or all of the 16 sessions scheduled on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The program will feature stories, songs and surprises. Participants will also get to meet a special animal friend at each session. Upcoming Storytime presentations include:

  • “Up All Night” on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6.
  • “Winter Tales” on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20.
  • “B is for Birds” on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3.
  • “Teddy Bear Surprise” on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17.


The cost per 30-minute session is $2 per person, including adults. While drop-in attendance was encouraged for the program in the past, because of coronavirus, advance registration is now required. For more information or to register, call 913- 831-3359. or online at For more information, contact the nature center at 913- 826-2800.