This event is sold out! no tickets will be sold at the gate

*The Rt 5 entrance will be closed on 3/30. All guests must use 293 Sumner Ave to enter the park.*


THE egg-citing STUFF:

Our annual Eggstravaganza presented by M&T Bank is Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Zoo in Forest Park (293 Sumner Ave., Springfield). Children are invited to hop along the bunny trail collecting goodies ranging from a take-and-make activity to prize-filled eggs to *candy (of course!). Join us under the tent to participate in various crafts or get up and dance to kid-friendly music from DJ Jonny Taylor. Plus enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny and a few real bunnies - because no Zoo event is complete without animal encounters!

*Allergy friendly bags are available for children with food allergies in lieu of candy. 

The great Egg Hunt - reviewing submissions

Twelve Easter eggs have been hidden around The Zoo in various enclosures and it's up to you to find them! An egg on an animal's informational sign indicates that one of the Easter eggs is inside that enclosure. Snap a photo of three of the hidden eggs and submit them via the Google Form for a chance to win a prize. One winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, April 3 and contacted by email.

TICKETS - sold out

A pre-purchased, timed ticket is required to attend. No tickets will be sold at the gate on the day of the event. Participation in the Bunny Trail is for children 0-12 with a child ticket. Guests under the age of one are free to enter unless they wish to collect goodies, in which case they must have a ticket. Tickets are sold in 30-minute increments. We ask guests to arrive within a 15-minute window their ticket time. All guests with a ticket will be allowed to enter until 2:00 p.m. but may need to wait for scheduled guests to enter first. Gates close at 2 p.m. The Zoo closes at 2:30. 


Member Ticket Prices
Adult: $9
Child (ages 1-12): $5
Child under one NOT participating in the Bunny Trail: FREE
Senior/Military (62+ or military with proper ID): $7

To access the discounted member ticket prices you must input your member code. Your member code is the 12-digit number on the back of your member card, underneath the barcode. Email with any questions regarding your member code or membership status.

Non-Member Ticket Prices
Adult: $13
Child (ages 1-12): $8
Child under one NOT participating in the Bunny Trail: FREE
Senior/Military (62+ or military with proper ID): $9

*Tickets are limited and end 3/27 or when all tickets are gone.*


Interested in feeding our hoofstock? Don't forget to add your grain cones to your purchase when buying your tickets! To limit the number of cones our animals receive in a day, grain cones are restricted to 200 total and can only be purchased online with your tickets. (Limit two per family).


All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be offered.

We do ask you to please stay home in the event of an illness. In the event of an illness, a Zoo voucher for the amount paid will be issued to the buyer. 

This event is rain or shine. In the event of severe weather or heavy rain/snow on Saturday, March 30, the event will be moved to the rain date of Sunday, March 31. All tickets will be moved to the same time slot on Sunday. No refunds will be offered. 

***By purchasing tickets to this event you acknowledge the possibility of a March 31st event in the case of severe weather or heavy rains/snow and that no refunds will be offered if the rain date is utilized.***


The City of Springfield charges a fee of $3/in-state and $5/out-of-state plates CASH ONLY to enter the park. This fee is not managed or collected by The Zoo and is not covered by the price of your ticket. There is no fee to enter the park on bike or foot.


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