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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Animal Tales Storytime sessions at Ernie Miller Nature Center continue on April 13, 14, 27 & 28

Animal Tales Storytime

"Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Mother Nature” are the themes of April Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during these programs.

April Animal Tales are: "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on April 13 (activity number 7794) and April 14 (activity number 7795), and "Mother Nature” on April 27 (activity number 7796) and April 28 (activity number 7797).  All sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This program will feature stories, songs, and surprises. Participants will also get to meet a special animal friend at each session. To find these programs in the district’s online listings at, browse first under preschool and then under nature & outdoors. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “storytime.”

The cost per 30-minute session is $2 per person, including adults. While drop-in attendance was encouraged for this program in the past, because of coronavirus, advance registration is now required. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Activity Search,” and look for any of the activity numbers list above.

Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. For more information about this program, contact the nature center at (913) 826-2800.