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Saturday, April 4, 2015
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Bring the entire family out to Blank Park Zoo to enjoy a day filled with fun and eggs!

Take a look at the festivities taking place:

10:00 am Golden Egg Hunt Around Zoo
10:30 am Tiger Enrichment Tiger Exhibit
10:30 am Kids Kingdom Enrichment Kids Kingdom
11:00 am Wallaby Enrichment Australia Exhibit
11:30 am Seal & Sea Lion Training Hub Harbor
12:00 Rhino Enrichment Rhino Indoor Viewing
12:00 Red Panda Enrichment Red Panda Exhibit
1:30 pm Tortoise Enrichment Tortoise Exhibit
2:00 pm Macaque Enrichment Macaque Exhibit
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt ZooPlex Pad
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Easter Bunny Photo Time Butterfly Garden
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Craft Time Pavilion*

*Weather Dependent

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Be sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so you can participate in our Golden Egg Hunt! There will be clues each day of the week leading up to Eggstravaganza pointing you in the right direction of the eggs. The first guest to find one of the five golden eggs on April 4 will be rewarded with a prize. Can you solve our riddles? Find out starting March 30!

*Clues will be posted March 30 - April 3
*Prizes can be redeemed at the Easter Egg Hunt Prize Tent
*One golden egg per guest

Eggstravaganza is FREE with Regular Zoo Admission and FREE for Zoo Members.
To learn more about how to become a Zoo Member, visit here.

For more information about Eggstravaganza, call 515-285-4722 or email



In addition to Eggstravaganza, join us for a Prairie Chicken Celebration from 12:00 – 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 4. 

This celebration will mark the completion of a successful four-year prairie chicken translocation project, funded, in part, by Blank Park Zoo. Chief Blue Star Eagle, Sherwyn Zephier and wife, Estellene, from the Yankton Nation will provide a public program on the importance of prairie chickens to the first nation culture. Children and families will have the chance to participate in world class prairie dancing and drum demonstrations.

12:00 pm Program Introduction
Kevin Drees, Blank Park Zoo,  Chuck Gipp, Director IA DNR; Jan Glendening, The Nature Conservancy; Tammie Krausman, IA DNR; Stephanie Shepherd, Ia DNR, Chad Paup, Ia DNR, Dave Hoover, Missouri DOC; Harvey Ploeger, retired DNR, Alan Taylor, retired DNR, Ed White, retired DNR
12:30 pm Estellene and Sherwyn Zephier, Yankton Nation
12:45 pm Waxing Moon Drum and Prairie Chicken Dance
1:15 pm Intermission/ Q&A/ Peace Pole interpretation
1:30 pm Snake dance (participation encouraged!)



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