Archive: Hop on Over to Bunnyville April 3-4

Detroit Zoo doubles the bunny fun with two-day event

March 12, 2015


An “egg-stravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s 24th annual Bunnyville celebration on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day event, presented by Meijer, features treats, games, crafts, live entertainment and zookeeper talks.

Bunnyville visitors are encouraged to bring a canned or other non-perishable food item to be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Each guest with a food donation will receive a reduced admission price of $8. Admission for Detroit Zoological Society members is free, but members are encouraged to bring food donations.

Also supported by Michigan Educational Credit Union, Noodles & Company and Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Bunnyville will include a golden egg hunt, the Jelly Bean Jamboree, Funny Bunny Games, springtime crafts and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny (available for purchase). Guests can stop by the Whisker Painting Station, sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Michigan, for their official Bunnyville whiskers.

The Off Broadway Productions musical “The Bunny Follies” will be performed in the Main Picnic Grove at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Detroit Zoological Society – a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo – is recognized as a leader in conservation, animal welfare and sustainability as well as providing sanctuary for animals in need of rescue. With an annual regional economic impact of more than $100 million, the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is one of Michigan’s largest paid family attractions, hosting more than 1.3 million visitors annually. Its 125 acres of award-winning naturalistic habitats are home to more than 2,500 animals representing 280 species. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit and provides year-round educational, recreational and environmental conservation opportunities for the community. For hours, prices, directions and other information, call 248-541-5717 or visit