Things are "hopping" at Nashville Zoo! Collect the kids and bounce over to the Zoo for our 15th annual Eggstravaganzoo! There will be egg hunts for the kids and animals along with games and general merriment all day long! Special guests at the big day will include the Zoo's giraffe mascot Twiga and a white-haired, long-eared fellow lovingly known as the Easter Bunny!
Special Notes about this Eggstravaganzoo
Nashville Zoo will be distributing 30,000 plastic eggs for children to find and redeem for prizes. Because these egg hunts are about having fun and going wild and not about the number of eggs collected, ALL egg-hunting children will receive an egg-cellent prize pack.
Egg hunts will take place on the Zoo's Festival Field, located behind the gift shop. Everyone is encouraged to arrive at least an hour before the egg hunt times. No reservations are required for egg hunts. The times are
2 & under......10 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m.*
3 years..........10:30 a.m. OR 1 p.m.*
4-5 years......11 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m.*
6-7 years......11:30 a.m. OR 2 p.m.**
8-10 years.....Noon OR 2:30 p.m**
Please one egg hunt per child.
*Parents can accompany child onto field. PLEASE NOTE: The 2 and under egg hunt is only for ages where children are old enough to retrieve their own eggs.
**Parents DO NOT accompany children onto field. PLEASE NOTE: We ask that all parents stay on the side of the field to ensure everyone's enjoyment and that everyone can keep their children in sight.
Zoo-Wide "Golden" Egg Hunt
Join in a hunt for larger "golden" eggs hidden throughout the Zoo. These select eggs that can be redeemed for a special prize! Limit one "golden" egg per person.
Animal Egg Hunts
Check out some of our animals as they hunt for eggs stuffed and hidden especially for them! Watch the elephants crack open their treat-filled, supersized eggs. Sneak a peek as the tigers stealthily approach their eggs before devouring them. Share a laugh as the meerkats curiously gnaw and nibble their fruity eggs.
Eggstravaganzoo Keeper Talk Schedule 2013
9:30 a.m. - Lynx/Rhino Iguana in Unseen New World
10 a.m. - Bat Feeding in Unseen New World/Clouded Leopard Egg Hunt
10:30 a.m. - Alligator Snapping Turtle/Stork Egg Hunt
11 a.m. - Crested Jays in Critter Encounters/Meerkat Egg Hunt
11:30 a.m. - Tapir Egg Hunt/Cassowary Egg Hunt
12 p.m. - Cougar Egg Hunt/Rhino Hornbill Egg Hunt
12:30 p.m. - Snowy Owl & Speckled Owl at Critter Encounter/Africa Keeper Talk
1 p.m. - Chicken Keeper Talk at Historic Farm/Siamang Egg Hunt
1:30 p.m. - Gibbon Egg Hunt
2 p.m. - Elephant Egg Hunt/Giraffe
2:30 p.m. - Red River Hog Egg Hunt/Horse at Historic Home
3 p.m. - Elephant/Tiger
9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Lorikeet keepers in Lorikeet Landing to answer questions
Do the bunny hop, play a round of hopscotch and enter the egg and spoon races! Games are free to play and for the purpose of fun; no finish line prizes will be awarded.
Gardens, Gardeners and Other Merriment
Stop by the Grassmere Historic Home's garden to smell the roses and get some great gardening tips from the Master Gardeners.
Face painting will be available for an additional fee near the egg hunt field.
Annual Bunny Breakfast
Start the big day off right with a full breakfast! Our popular Bunny Breakfast is offered the morning of Eggstravaganzoo by reservation only and for an additional cost. Don't miss this opportunity to avoid the lines and take your picture with the Easter Bunny. Spots limited and advance registration required. Registration for Bunny Breakfast is now closed.
Join us in the Jungle Terrace for a picnic lunch and face time with the Easter Bunny. Lunch at the Bunny Café is by reservation only. Registration for Bunny Lunch is now open. Registration closes at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 29.
Eggstravaganzoo is included with Zoo admission, and no reservations are needed. There will be a $5 parking fee per vehicle. Members park free. Bunny Breakfast and Bunny Cafe are by reservation only.