Tails & Tales: Animal Storytime with Omaha's Zoo!

by  Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Join us live from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium for a virtual
We’ll share stories and songs, along with amazing animals from all over
the zoo. Teachers will work with zoo staff to choose the perfect animal
and the perfect book for this interactive storytime. This program is
perfect for early childhood centers and libraries who wish to promote
literacy and a love of animals at the same time.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00
By Request Premium: $120.00


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, Parent, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Social Studies/History, STEM, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
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Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No fee if cancelled more than 3 weeks before the program start date or if your school or the Zoo is closed. 50% fee if cancelled 7-14 days from program, 100% of program fee is due if cancelled within 7 days of the program date or for no show.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Omaha, NE
United States

Consistently ranked as one of the world's top zoos, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The Zoo is home to North America's largest indoor rainforest, the world's largest indoor desert, the world's largest indoor swamp, the largest aquarium within a zoo, and is recognized nationally for it's animal care, exhibit design, and conservation work.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been providing distance learning for nearly 20 years and prides itself on creating dynamic and educational programs for all ages.

Brian Priesman

Program Details


1. Introduction: Program begins with introduction of presenter and animal we are reading about.
2. Welcome song: simple group song is taught and shared with students.
3. Story: Story is read to group by presenter.
4. Animal/Habitat information: Grade-level appropriate information about the animal, the habitat they live in, and other interesting facts about the animal and their care is shared with students. Camera spends a lot of time on the actual animal(s) at this point to allow lots of observation. When possible, this portion has some interactive elements (can you move like this? Show us with your body how you would eat this food...)
5. Questions: If time allows, we open the program up for questions from the students.
6. Goodbye: We end with a good-bye version of the welcome song.


The participant will:
-develop an appreciation for different animals and their habitats.
-develop early literacy skills.
-be exposed to high-quality children's literature.
-be exposed to endangered species from a world-class zoo.