Archive: Hop on Over to Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo

Annual springtime celebration returns April 7-8

March 10, 2023

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Hop over to Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo this April for two days of “egg-citing” fun for the whole family!

The Zoo’s annual springtime celebration, presented by Meijer, returns from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7-8 and is free for Zoo members to attend. Non-members can also join in on the fun, as admission to Bunnyville is included with a ticket purchase to the Zoo.

New activities for Bunnyville this year include a bounce house and inflatable obstacle course, as well as a face painting station for children to appear as their favorite wild and whiskered friends. The fan-favorite golden egg hunt, which features 100 hidden eggs each day across the Zoo’s 125 acres, is also back at Bunnyville – along with habitat chats and educational activities, live entertainment, photos with the Easter Bunny and much more. Lucky golden egg recipients will receive an animal plush and biodegradable pot with native seeds to support local pollinators. Only one golden egg may be redeemed per child.

In addition to providing an “egg-stravaganza” of activities, Bunnyville is giving back to the community this spring. Those who join in on the fun are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to Gleaners Community Food Bank, and the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will donate a portion of the weekend’s ticket sales directly to Gleaners.

“When you purchase admission to Bunnyville, you are not just signing up for a great day of family-friendly fun,” said Marissa Ratzenberger, events supervisor for the DZS. “You are also helping those in need and providing critical support so that the DZS can give excellent care to the animals who call the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center home.”

Bunnyville is sponsored by Doetsch Environmental Services, Michigan Educational Credit Union and BioLife Plasma Services.