Easter Weekend

​April 15-16

Jump, bounce, leap and hop to the Zoo on Easter Weekend to enjoy a great spring day and a Easter-themed activities all weekend long! As you come in, look over the schedule card that is included with the map for all of the day's planned activities.

Spring is a time of new beginnings, which makes Easter the perfect opportunity to celebrate our youngest animals and Zoo babies, like orangutan, kudu, giraffe and gibbon! Learn more about our youngsters through baby signs presented by Hendrix Regional Health and fun fact from our keepers at exhibits.

Of course, it wouldn't be Easter without an egg hunt, but here at the Zoo we add a "wild" spin with no basket required. Join in the fun and find the large Zoo-themed eggs hidden throughout the Zoo and White River Gardens. Simply make note of the locations for at least 10 of the 19 egg pictures to receive a special prize from the White River Gardens Gift Shop.

The animals will have a chance to get in on the fun, too.  Several animals will receive Easter themed enrichment throughout the day from egg shapped treats to Easter baskets and egg shaped decorations with new scents and smells added.  Additional chats will also be added to day for keeper staff to come out to talk about our young animals or put out extra goodies! Even the butterflies get in on the fun with a scheduled release in the afternoon.

When the family is ready for a snack, stop by Café on the Commons for a festive treat! And, be sure to bring your camera to snap a nice family photo at our Easter-themed photo opportunity. It's a fun day at the Zoo for all!