Hug A Bunny

Hug-a-Bunny Days guests will have the chance to get their photo made with the Easter Bunny, enjoy springtime games and crafts, gather Easter eggs, watch as our Zoo animals enjoy their egg hunt enrichment, encounter the Zoo’s real bunnies, and more!

This year’s celebration will be March 30th & 31st from 9am-5pm each day. Choose between either date for a hoppin’ good time!

Included with event admission:
  • Golden Egg Hunt-golden eggs hidden within the zoo to win a prize!
  • Animal Enrichment activities
  • Photos with costume characters
  • Enjoy the Zoo



Bunny Zone wristbands include access to: 

  • Bounce Houses
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Bunny encounters
  • Tortoise encounters
  • Ambassador animal encounters
*Eggs and candy are gathered at different stations in the bunny zone
Animal Enrichment Schedule
Friday, March 30th 
  • 10am Francois Langurs
  • 11am Bobcats
  • 12pm Meerkats
  • 1pm Jaguars
  • 2pm Scottish Highland Cattle 
  • 3pm Komodo Dragon
Saturday, March 31st
  • 10am Snow Leopards 
  • 11am Spider Monkeys 
  • 12pm African Spur-Thighed Tortoises 
  • 1pm Tamarins
  • 2pm Sand cats
  • 3pm Chimpanzees 
Additional Activites:
  • Wildburger prices vary
  • Snack Carts  prices vary
  • Camel Encounters/Feedings $2 per feeding 
  • Train Rides $3 each (Note: Due to the high traffic volume during this event, train rides will take place starting at the front zoo plaza.) 
  • Carousel Rides $1 each
  • Photos with the Easter Bunny $7-10 per print

*Wristbands are required for all those who wish to participate in Bunny Zone activities. Children 2 and under that wish to participate do need a wristband. Parents and Guardians that are just supervising, but not participating do not need a wristband.

NOTE: Hug-a-Bunny Day event is held rain or shine. No refunds. 


HAB event tips:

Purchase your tickets and wristbands online.

-Wristbands are cheaper online prior to the event & the lines are shorter for online purchases

-Wristbands will be redeemed from your receipt upon arrival

-Tickets will be taken digitally, on your tablet or smartphone, or printed copies

If you plan to purchase a membership, do so before the event.

-Member lines are much shorter and membership purchase lines are longer, and members get discounted rates

Members can only purchase the number of wristbands reflected on their membership.

Follow our Facebook event for updates and information.

Bring your own bag or basket to collect eggs.

-If you forget, don’t worry, we will have some bags available

Help us go green and recycle your plastic eggs in the recycling bins provided.

All additional add-ons including zoo rides, photos with the Easter bunny, food/drink sales, etc. can be purchased with cash or credit card.

Overflow parking is available at Engel Stadium parking lot.

-Shuttles to the Zoo are provided for those parking at the Engel Stadium parking lot



ticket information

  • Non-Members
    $9.95 Per Adult
    $6.95 Per Child (ages 3-12)
    Free Ages 2 and under

    Note: Zoo Members can online purchase the # of tickets cooresponding with the # of members listed on their membership. 

  • Members
    Free with membership

    Bunny Zone Wristbands
    $5 online/advance
    $6 Zoo Member day-of
    $7 Non-Member day-of


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