Families can hop into the Easter spirit with the Zoo’s wild breakfast events featuring a Kinder Joy Easter Egg Scramble, other egg-citing activities!
Celebrate Easter and the spring season at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s new Eggstravaganza presented by Kinder Joy®. The OKC Zoo is hosting two family-friendly breakfast events on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, providing guests the opportunity to watch the Zoo’s wildlife wakeup with exclusive early entry into the park at 7:30 a.m. Attendees will also enjoy a grab-and-go breakfast, meet and greet plus photos with the Easter Bunny, a private sea lion presentation and other egg-citing activities. These wild mornings also include special egg scrambles ideal for children 3 to 6 years of age with Kinder Joy treat + toy, Zoo souvenirs and dairy free candies.
“Through the fantastic support of partners like Kinder Joy we are able to bring new events such as Eggstravaganza to our community,” said Jenna Dodson, OKC Zoo’s manager of events. “We take pride in creating memorable event experiences that are unique to the Zoo and inspire togetherness among families and friends while bolstering their appreciation for wildlife and wild places.”
"We are thrilled to partner with zoos across the country to make their Easter egg hunts even more exciting with the addition of Kinder Joy eggs,” said Felipe Riera Michelotti, Vice President of Marketing Kinder Joy and Seasonal Products at Ferrero. “Just like Kinder Joy, zoos are known for creating authentic and connected moments when awe, wonder, and childhood joy are at the center of shared family experiences, and we look forward to connecting with families across the country in a new capacity.”
Jump at the chance to help the Zoo dye eggs for select animals to find and devour during the event. Using animal safe food dye, Eggstravaganza guests can decorate an egg with their favorite colors and designs. Caretakers will distribute the eggs to various animals as enrichment, which is anything different that aims to encourage an animals’ natural behaviors, then guests can go and find their specially designed egg. Andean condors, African painted dogs, coyotes, bears, small cats, and Komodo dragons will receive eggs from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Eggstravaganza breakfast meals will be served in the Zoo’s Canopy Restaurant and include assorted bagels and assorted cream cheeses, fresh fruit cups, assorted pastries and doughnuts, fruit juices, coffee, water, and tea. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. After these tasty breakfast bites, the egg-tivities continue as guests will meet an animal ambassador then little ones can hop down to the Devon Picnic Grounds to participate in the egg scramble events perfect for those 3 to 6 years of age. The morning concludes with a splash as attendees partake in a private sea lion presentation at 10 a.m.
Event admission for Eggstravaganza is $35 per person 12 and older, $32 per child 3-11 for ZOOfriends members. Admission for non-members is $44 per person 12 and older, $41 per child 3-11. Children 2 years and younger are free. Advance online reservations are required for Eggstravaganza and can be made at www.okczoo.org. Ticket sales are final. This event is non-refundable and no date changes will be offered therefore please plan accordingly.
Wildlife fans of all ages are also invited to complete the Eggsplorer Quest presented by Kinder Joy when visiting the Zoo from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 17. For this seasonally fun scavenger search activity collect your card upon entry and look for 8 different clues while you explore the Zoo! Cards can be redeemed at the Zoo’s main exit near the entry plaza for a special prize. This activity if free for guests with general Zoo admission. Get hopping on this egg-citing quiz and enter for a chance to win a behind the scenes tour for four at the Oklahoma City Zoo, presented by Kinder Joy.
Find the hoppy and joy this spring at the OKC Zoo’s new Eggstravaganza presented by Kinder Joy. The Oklahoma City Zoo is currently in its summer hours and open daily open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last entry no later than 4 p.m. Purchase advance tickets at www.okczoo.org/tickets and avoid the entry lines. Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the OKC Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Regular admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay connected with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and by visiting our blog stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming a ZOOfriends member. Starting at $45, memberships can be purchased at ZOOfriends.org and provide access to the OKC Zoo for an entire year plus, additional benefits and discounts. To learn more about Zoo happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.