Birmingham Zoo getting ready for this year’s Eggstravaganza

Birmingham Zoo Eggstravaganza to be held Saturday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Crews at the Birmingham Zoo will be hiding more than 10,000 eggs for three different Easter egg hunts on Saturday morning. Two of those hunts are for children. The third one is an egg hunt for adults!

“We’re going to have some hid for our older kids and some that are going to be fairly easy to find for our younger guests,” explained Jesse Daniel, the Onsite Interpretation Manager at the Birmingham Zoo. “I think anybody who is participating is going to be able to find some eggs and have a good time.”

The first Easter egg hunt for children is at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The second one is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.. Both will be in the zoo’s Henley Park area.

“As long as kids gather ten or more eggs, they can receive a prize," said Daniel.

Crews at the zoo will be hiding thousands of eggs for three different egg hunts.
Crews at the zoo will be hiding thousands of eggs for three different egg hunts. (Source: Kenneth Smith WBRC)

The egg hunts for children are free with admission, but you will have to pay $25 extra to take part in the adult Easter egg hunt, which will take place at 11:15 a.m. in the Trails of Africa exhibit. According to Daniel, adults will also get prizes.

“Prizes are all worth $50 or more,” said Daniel. “Prizes which include tours and special events here at the zoo and prizes from some of our partners."

Eggstravaganza is one of the zoo’s busiest days, according to Daniel. He suggests you purchase your ticket before Saturday online by going to birminghamzoo.com.

That same day, the zoo is also hosting Farm Day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Children’s Zoo and Alabama Wilds area. Daniel said Farm Day focuses on farming traditions.

“Like creating horse shoes by hand, weaving fibers, and weaving clothes by hand,” explained Daniel, who said there will also be sheep shearing and tractors on display.

Crews at the zoo will be hiding thousands of eggs for three different egg hunts.
Crews at the zoo will be hiding thousands of eggs for three different egg hunts. (Source: Kenneth Smith WBRC)

“We also talk about our local wildlife and how we can be good neighbors to black bears, which their population is increasing here in Alabama, and one of our keystone species the Golfer Tortoise that lives here in Alabama as well,” said Daniel.

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