Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



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!

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.

2015 Event Information


10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Field Games | Lower Zoo/Across from Mane Grill

Egg Hunt | Lion/Tiger Hill

State Farm Crew | Lower Zoo

Education Booths | Along Olmsted Walk

Easter Panda at the Celebration

Animal Demonstration Schedule

10:00 a.m.

Fish Feeding| Kids' Farm

Meet-an-Armadillo | Small Mammal House

Clouded Leopard Demo | Asia Trail

10:30 a.m.

Meet-a-Kids' Farm Animal | Kids' Farm

Meet-a-Cheetah Keeper | Cheetah Exhibit

Meet-an-Aldabra Tortoise | Reptile Discovery Center

Meet-a-Sloth Bear Keeper* | Sloth Bear Amphitheater

Meet-a-Great Cat Curator | Great Cat Circle

Meet-a-Naked Mole Rat | Small Mammal House

11:00 a.m.

Fish Feeding | Amazonia

Meet-a-Farm Animal | Kids' Farm

Meet-a-Kiwi | Inside Bird House

Elephant Training* | Elephant Outpost

Orangutan Keeper Talk* | Orangutan Yard
Giant Panda Keeper Talk | Giant Panda Exhibit

11:15 a.m.

Sea Lion Talk & Demonstration | American Trail

11:30 a.m.

Barred Owl Keeper Talk | Outside Bird House

Meet-a-Great Ape Keeper | Gorilla Yard

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

Meet-a-Reptile Keeper | Reptile Discovery Center

Meet-a-Red River Hog | Cheetah Conservation Station

Butterfly Gardening Talk | Butterfly Garden behind Reptile Discovery Center

12:00 p.m.

Bird Enrichment Feeding | Bird House

Mongoose Enrichment | Small Mammal House

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

1:00 p.m.

Amazon Fish Feeding | Amazonia

Meet-a-Reptile Curator | Reptile Discovery Center

Meet-a-Kori Bustard Keeper | Outside Bird House

Meet-an-Asian Small Clawed Otter | Asia Trail

1:15 p.m.

Sloth Bear Enrichment Toss | Asia Trail

1:30 p.m.

River Otter Enrichment | American Trail

Meet-a-Kids’ Farm Animal | Kids' Farm

Great Ape Research Talk | Think Tank

Meerkat Feeding | Small Mammal House

Meet-a-Vulture | Cheetah Conservation Station

2:00 p.m.

Meet-a-Naked Mole-rat| Small Mammal House

Meet-a-Curassow Keeper | Outside Bird House

Meet-a-Flamingo Keeper | Outside Bird House

Meet-a-Great Cats Keeper | Great Cats Circle

Meet-an-Amphibian Keeper | Reptile Discovery Center

Meet-a-Gibbon Keeper | Gibbon Ridge

Amazon Fish Feeding | Amazonia

2:30 p.m.

Seal Talk & Feeding | American Trail

Meet-a-Burrowing Owl Keeper | Inside Bird House

Meet-a-Zebra | Cheetah Conservation Station

3:00 p.m.

Meet-a-Great Cats Curator | Great Cats Circle

Meet-a-Salamander Keeper | Reptile Discovery Center

Meet-a-Small Mammal Curator | Small Mammal House

* These programs are weather dependent.

Easter Monday Kids

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