Upcoming Events

Eggstravaganzoo

04/15/2017, 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/Lunch) 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

9:30 am - Rhinoceros Iguana
10:00 am - Bat feeding
10:00 am - Saddle-billed Stork
10:00 am- Macaw Flight and Encounter
10:30 am - Alligator Snapping Turtle
11:00 am - Galapagos Tortoise
11:00 am - Barn Owl
11:00 am - "Wingin It" Bird Show at Ampitheater
12:00 pm - Flamingo
12:30 pm - Alpaca
12:30 pm - Africa Field
12:30 pm- Porcupine
1:00 pm - Cassowary
1:30 pm - Sheep Encounter
2:00 pm - Giraffe
2:30 pm - "Expedition Wild" Animal Show at Ampitheater
4:00 pm - Macaw Flight and Encounter

Animal egg hunts

9:00 am - Africa Field
10:30 am - Clouded Leopard
11:30 am - Tapir
11:30 am - Meerkat
12:00 pm - Cougar
1:00 pm - Siamang

Hoppy Animal Encounters

These special animal encounters will feature animals that hop, including bunnies, a talented hopping chicken, tree frogs, a hedgehog, a hornbill, and a few other surprises.

Times:
  • 11am and 4pm along the path outside Critter Encounters
  • 2pm on the Historic Home Lawn
 
 

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 or Bunny Lunch. See details and pricing below.

Read our blog post full of more tips!
 

Bunny Breakfast

Start your Eggstravaganzoo day off right and beat the crowds as you are able to enter the Zoo starting at 8am. Bunny Breakfast includes morning favorites, the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and a special gift for the kids.

Registration dates for Bunny Breakfast coming soon. 

On the menu

Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, sausage, ham, scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, fruit, muffins, coffee, juice and water.

 

Seating times

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

Register for Bunny Breakfast

Pricing

Member Adult - $20
Member Child - $15
Non-Member Adult* - $38
Non-Member Child* - $28
Children under age 2 - Free
*Pricing includes Zoo admission and parking.

Pre-registration is required.

 

 

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Bunny Lunch

Join the Easter Bunny in the Bunny Café for a picnic lunch. Bunny Lunch includes a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny and a special gift for the kids.

Pre-registration is required. More Bunny Lunch details and pricing coming soon.

Eggstravaganzoo Volunteers Needed!

Sign up to volunteer at our festive spring event! We need help with the Bunny Breakfast, egg hunt, games, prize stations, bounce houses, registration and more! Volunteers must be age 18 and up. Groups are welcome but each member of the group must sign up individually themselves and indicate the group in the box provided. For more information, contact eggszoovolunteers@nashvillezoo.org.

Sign up to volunteer
 
 

Thanks to our event partners:

Kiddie Academy