Upcoming Events


03/26/2016, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Hop into Spring at the Zoo's Eggstravaganzoo!

Nashville Zoo’s annual spring celebration is back with egg hunts and Easter treats for children of all ages. Activities during the day include 10 scheduled egg hunts for kids, a Zoo-wide hunt for golden eggs, spring-themed games, bounce houses and face painting. Special appearances by the Easter Bunny and Zoo mascot Twiga!

Activities take place from 9 am - 4 pm. Specific egg hunt schedules are to the right.

New this year - Twiga’s Sweet Stroll. Wander through a candy-themed wonderland complete with costume characters, bubbles, and photo opportunities. Included in admission, donations toward conservation efforts appreciated

Eggstravaganzoo (excluding Bunny Breakfast) is included with your Zoo admission or membership.

Hunt Schedule

2 years & under - 10 am or 12:30 pm
3 years - 10:30 am or 1 pm
4 - 5 years - 11 am or 1:30 pm
6 - 7 years - 11:30 am or 2 pm
8 - 10 years - 12 pm or 2:30 pm


Animal fun too!

Between the kids' egg hunts, enjoy some of the animal fun we have planned for the day.

Keeper Talks

9:45 am - Rhinoceros Iguana (Unseen New World)
10:00 am - Tortoise (Critter Encounters)
10:00 am - Macaw
10:15 am - Bat feeding (Unseen New World)
10:15 am - Spider Monkey
10:45 am - Porcupine
10:45 am - Rhinoceros Hornbill
11:15 am - White Rhinoceros
11:15 am - Andean Bear
11:45 am - Tapir
12:15 pm - Barn Owl (Historic Farm)
12:45 pm - Flamingo
12:45 pm - Zebra, Antelope, Ostrich
1:15 pm - Cassowary
1:45 pm - Sheep Encounter (Historic Farm)
2:00 pm - Pig Encounter (Critter Encounters)
2:15 pm - Red Panda
2:15 pm - Aviary
2:45 pm - Giraffe
3:15 pm - Red River Hog

Amphitheater Shows

10:00 am - Magic Show
11:00 am - Animal Show
12:00 pm - Magic Show
2:00 pm - Animal Show


Hoppy Animal Encounters

Keep your eye out for some special animal encounters along the Zoo paths throughout the day!

Event Tips

How to beat the traffic & get to the eggs quicker

  1. Arrive early Traffic around the Zoo is particularly heavy on this day. We recommend arriving at least one hour in advance of the scheduled hunt for your child's age group. Allow plenty of time to park and get to Festival Field.
  2. Additional Parking & Entrance We will open the back part of the Zoo for overflow parking if needed.
  3. Members get through the ticket booth quicker. Membership expiring soon? We strongly encourage you to renew online before heading to the Zoo. You can use your email confirmation to show proof of membership.

During the event

  1. Pick up a schedule of events at the entrance. This will include times for all activities throughout the day.
  2. Don't forget the essentials. Egg basket/bag, camera and sunscreen.
  3. Missed the egg hunt for your age group? Younger children who miss their hunt may enter an older aged hunt, but older kids may not participate in lower age groups' hunts. Please only hunt once.
  4. It's not the number of eggs that matters. Every child receives a goodie bag regardless of the number of eggs collected. Redemption tents are adjacent to the egg hunt field.
  5. Spend more time with the Easter Bunny. Reserve your spot during our Bunny Breakfast. See details and pricing below.

Read our blog post full of more tips!

Bunny Breakfast

Start your Eggstravaganzoo day off by beating the crowds and fueling up before the egg hunts. Bunny Breakfast attendees can enter the Zoo beginning at 8am. Bunny Breakfast includes morning favorites, the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, a special gift for the kids, and an attraction ticket for each paid guest.

On the menu

Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and toppings, breakfast potatoes, sausage, scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, coffee, juice and water.


Seating times

8 am, 8:30 am, 9 am, 9:30 am
(selected during registration)

Registration for Bunny Breakfast is now closed.

Register for Bunny Breakfast

Pre-registration is required. Breakfast services ends at 10am.