Celebrate Easter Weekend at the Zoo

Hippity hoppity, Easter’s on its way! Guests can celebrate the arrival of spring at the Indianapolis Zoo with special activities during Easter Weekend on April 15-16.

Since spring is a time of new beginnings, Easter provides the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the Zoo’s newer additions! Visitors can discover fun facts as they find some of their favorite youngsters: orangutan Mila; lion cubs Enzi, Mashaka and Sukari; gibbon Kopi; and dolphin calf Calypso. Special animal keeper chats will feature these and other new arrivals, plus more Zoo animals will enjoy spring-themed enrichment.


Of course, it just wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt, which will include a “wild” twist like only the Zoo can do. And what’s better is there’s no basket required. All guests who find at least 10 of the 19 large, animal-print egg signs hidden throughout the Zoo and Gardens will receive a special prize at the Gardens Gift Shop.

Additionally, children can create a fun craft from 11am to 2pm, and families can capture memories at the Easter-themed photo opportunity. Yummy spring-inspired treats that are available for purchase at the Zoo’s eateries will also help guests satisfy their sweet tooth.

Easter Weekend is also an ideal time to visit White River Gardens, where a seasonal showcase of colorful blooms is springing up. The Family Nature Center will be open from 10am to 1pm, offering discovery opportunities especially for younger visitors. Plus, the whole family can experience the beauty and wonder of Butterfly Kaleidoscope presented by Citizens Energy Group. With new butterflies emerging daily, guests can attend one of the scheduled releases to watch these wonderful winged insects take their first flight.

Easter Weekend is free for Zoo members and included with regular admission. Guests are encouraged to save money by purchasing advance tickets online at IndianapolisZoo.com.

About the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. Located in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. Visit IndianapolisZoo.com

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