Upcoming Events


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) 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

Make your Bunny Cafe reservation now!

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
10:15 am - Bat feeding
10:45 am - Porcupine
11:15 am - Galapagos Tortoise
11:15am - Barn Owl
11:45 am - Tapir
12:15 pm - Flamingo
12:45 pm- Porcupine
1:15 pm - Cassowary
1:45 pm - Sheep Encounter
2:15 pm - Red Panda
2:15 pm - Aviary
2:45 pm - Giraffe
3:15 pm - Red River Hog

Animal egg hunts

11:45 am - Siamang
12:15 pm - Cougar
1:15 pm - Meerkat
1:45 pm - Clouded Leopard

Ampitheater Shows

11:00 am - Magic Show
1:00 pm - Wings of Change Animal Show
2:00 pm - Magic 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 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. 

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


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.




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.


Thanks to our event partners:

Kiddie Academy