Baby animals and beautiful blooms will take the spotlight as the Indianapolis Zoo celebrates Easter Weekend presented by State Farm with special activities on April 20-21.
Since Easter is all about new beginnings, this festive event is the perfect opportunity for guests to get to know some of the Zoo’s newest arrivals: giraffe baby Makena; active baby macaques Cyndee and Chi; and playful young orangutans Mila and Max. Special animal keeper chats will highlight these and other animals. Plus, guests can hippity hop through the Zoo to discover fun facts about all their favorite furry youngsters.
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 White River Gardens Gift Shop.
Families can capture memories of their weekend together at the Easter-themed photo opp. Plus, children can create a fun bunny craft from 11am to 2pm.
With Earth Day right around the corner, guests can find simple solutions to become more eco-conscious with special activities on Saturday only. Under the Bicentennial Pavilion, visitors can have a close encounter with a reptile and learn how to plant an eggshell herb garden. Plus, fun games will help teach children the importance of recycling.
Spring is also an ideal time to visit White River Gardens, where thousands of colorful tulips and other blooms are springing up. Discovery opportunities await especially for younger visitors inside the Family Nature Center. Plus, everyone 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.
All the weekend’s activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular admission. Guests can 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