Over 30,000 eggs ready for city’s largest hunt

Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11:45pm
Staff reports

Fans of family fun, animals and forced wordplay will abound to the 12th annual “Eggstravaganzoo” at the Nashville Zoo this Saturday.

The zoo has prepared a day of activity including games, animal exhibits and more for what has become the city’s largest Easter egg hunt. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Over 30,000 plastic eggs will be hidden on the Zoo’s Festival Field for age specific hunts for children 10 and under. Guests should anticipate egg-hunt punctuality; all hunts will start exactly on time (every 30 minutes beginning at 10 a.m.) and will finish rapidly. Kids can redeem eggs, including “golden eggs” hidden throughout the zoo itself, for various prizes.

Beyond hunting for eggs, zoo-goers can participate in a variety of “Eggstravaganzoo” activities. Free games include: bunny hops, egg spoon races, bounce houses and traditional zoo activities. All “Eggstravaganzoo” activities are included with admission to the zoo.

Those wishing for even more Easter-themed fun at the Zoo can make reservations, for an additional fee, for one of four “Bunny Breakfasts” (8, 8:30, 9, 9:30 a.m., respectively). The menu will feature eggs, sausage, pancakes and more. An Easter Bunny will be posing for pictures with guests.

For more information and to register for the breakfast, visit www.nashvillezoo.org.