Welcome to the 31st Annual Reading Marathon!
It's time to Book Your Adventure with PBS Utah! Challenge your kids, preschool through sixth grade, to read 20 minutes each day during the month of November. There is no need register before beginning the Reading Marathon! Simply, download your reading log and keep track of your reading minutes each day. At the end of November, return to this page and input your minutes to receive your Adventure Pass!
Those who complete the challenge and submit their minutes online will receive a PBS KIDS Utah Adventure Pass, with tickets and coupons to their favorite museums, zoos, and all kinds of activities around town. Reading logs must be submitted by December 15th.
Step One: Read 20+ minutes each day (track on reading log).
Download a reading log for each child. No need to register or sign up! Children preschool to 6th grade read at least 20 minutes each day, or 600 minutes total, between November 1st and 30th.
Step Two: Submit your minutes.
Come back here November 30th to enter your child's reading minutes for the whole month. The submission form will be open from November 30th to December 15th.
Step Three: Have fun adventuring!
You will receive your Adventure Pass via email after you enter your child's reading minutes (form available here Nov. 30 - Dec. 15)!
How the Adventure Pass Works
The Adventure Pass includes tickets and coupons to your favorite museums, zoos, and activities around town.
The Adventure Pass is valid different months in 2024. Most are valid the whole year..
Child must complete the Reading Marathon and be between preschool – 6th grade.
Adults and other family members who do not have an Adventure Pass will pay regular admission prices.
The Adventure Pass can only be used one time at each location.
Adventure Pass Partners and Offerings *
Natural History Museum of Utah (One Free Child Admission) All Year
Discovery Gateway (One Free Child Admission) Sept-Nov
Red Butte Garden (One Free Child Admission) All year
Clark Planetarium (One Free Hansen Dome Show Child Admission w/Adult Admission Purchase) All year
Salt Lake City Public Library (One Free Book) Jan-March
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (One Free Child Ticket to a Family Concert Series Show) Special event
Intermountain Therapy Animals (One Free Book) All Year
Thanksgiving Point (One Free Child Admission) Jan-Mar
Ogden Nature Center (One Free Family Admission for Four) Jan-Mar
Tracy Aviary (Free family of 4) All Year
USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum in Price (Free Family Admission) All Year
Utah Film Center (One Free Tumbleweed Festival Child Admission) Special Event
Hogle Zoo (One Free Child Admission) All Year
The Leonardo (One free child with paying adult) All year
Seaquest Aquarium (One free child and one free adult) All year
* Additional details will be included on your Adventure Pass.
Reading Marathon Mini Grants
Applications are closed for this year. Please return in September 2024 for next year's mini grant opportunities!