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Egg Hunt at the National Zoo

Easter Monday: A Washington Family Tradition
March 28, 2016

Free and open to the public!


This year the Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on Monday, March 28! Please join us for special family-focused activities and live entertainment.

We'll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for the kids participating. Older children will enjoy field games.

Special animal demonstrations are planned as well as visits from the Easter Panda!


Animal Demonstration Schedule

10:00 a.m.

Meet-an-Armadillo | Small Mammal House


10:30 a.m.

Asian Small-Clawed Otter Feeding* | Asia Trail

Meet-a-Cheetah Keeper | Cheetah Conservation Station

Meet-A-Great Cats Curator | Great Cats Circle

Meet-A-Kids' Farm Keeper | Kids' Farm (outer walkway by cow yard)

Meet-A-Naked Mole Rat | Small Mammal House

Meet-A-Tortoise | Reptile Discovery Center


11:00 a.m.

Amazon Fish Feeding | Amazonia

Elephant Training Demo* | Elephant Outpost

Meet-A-Kids' Farm Keeper | Kids' Farm (outer walkway by cow yard)

Meet-A-Kiwi | Bird House, Resource Center

Orangutan Keeper Talk* | Orangutan Yard


11:15 a.m.

Sea Lion Demonstration | American Trail


11:30 a.m.

Bird Enrichment Feeding | Bird House, Indoor Flight Room

Meet-A-Great Ape Keeper | Gorilla Yard

Meet-A-Great Cats Keeper* | Great Cats Circle

Meet-A-Red River Hog/Sitatunga | Cheetah Conservation Station

Meet-A-Snake | Reptile Discovery Center


12:00 p.m.

Meet-A-Mongoose | Small Mammal House

Meet-a-Primate Curator | Outside Great Ape House (inside if raining)


1:00 p.m.

Rainbow Boa Encounter | Amazonia Field Station


1:15 p.m.

Sloth Bear Demonstration* | Asia Trail, Sloth Bear Exhibit

Giant Panda Enrichment Feeding | Giant Panda Exhibit


1:30 p.m.

Beaver Feeding | American Trail

Great Ape Research Talk | Think Tank

Meerkat Feeding | Small Mammal House

Meet-A-Kids' Farm Keeper | Kids' Farm (outer walkway by cow yard)

Meet-a-Vulture | Cheetah Conservation Station


2:00 p.m.

Amazon Fish Feeding | Amazonia

Clouded Leopard Demonstration* | Asia Trail

Meet-A-Flamingo Keeper | Bird House, Flamingo Yard

Meet-A-Gibbon Keeper* | Gibbon Ridge

Meet-A-Great Cats Keeper* | Great Cats Circle

Meet-A-Lesser Kudu/Ground Hornbill | Cheetah Conservation Station

Meet-A-Naked Mole Rat | Small Mammal House

Meet-A-Salamander | Reptile Discovery Center


2:30 p.m.

Meet-A-Burrowing Owl Keeper | Bird House, Inside

Meet-A-Zebra | Cheetah Conservation Station

Sea Lion Demonstration | American Trail


3:00 p.m.

Meet-A-Great Cats Curator | Great Cats Circlee

Meet-A-Reptile | Reptile Discovery Center


* These programs are weather dependent.

This event will be held rain or shine. Please be advised the Zoo enhances security during high visitation days and guests may experience bag checks at a minimum.

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