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Eggstravaganza

April 3, 2021, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*Free event with the price of regular Zoo admission for non-members and free to Zoo members

“Eggspect” to have a hoppin’ great time in the open air at Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 3rd at Blank Park Zoo from 10-2PM!

While the animals are out enjoying their egg-cellent enrichment throughout the day, peeps of all ages can meet and get their photo with the Easter Bunny, all while exploring the entirety of the Zoo on a Zoo-Wide Egg Scavenger Hunt from 10:00 – 2:00 PM!

Eggstravaganza will follow the same enhanced measures as the daily operations of the Zoo, including operating at reduced capacity and requiring masks indoors for ages two and older AND outdoors when you are unable to distance from others.

Bring your own bag or basket from home, or the Zoo will provide an egg carton for you to use on your hunt.

Get egg-cited! The much-anticipated Golden Egg Hunt has a new look this year! Enjoy our Golden Egg Photo Competition, where guests of all ages can snap a fun photo or selfie with as many golden eggs as they can find stationed around the Zoo. Photos must then be uploaded to this page, which will be available by clicking HERE on event day.

Thank you for all your submissions.  The entry period has closed and a winner will be chosen soon.

Each golden egg has a number visible on them, and each number has a prize assigned to their number. Should guests choose to wear costumes for the Golden Egg Photo Competition, please see Blank Park Zoo’s costume guidelines and specifications listed below. The prizes (some seriously WILD Zoo-themed prizes!) will be listed below:

  1. Rhino behind the scenes tour for four (4)
  2. Education behind the scenes tour for four (4)
  3. Wallaby behind the scenes tour for four (4)
  4.  Aldabra behind the scenes tour for four (4)
  5. Penguin, Seal Sea Lion behind the scenes tour for four (4)
  6. Giraffe behind the scenes tour for four (4)

Winners of each egg will be voted on and chosen by a panel of Zoo staff members or their designees and contacted the week following the event. Photos will be judged based on creativity, originality, appropriateness to the Easter theme and entertainment quality.

That’s all, yolks!

COSTUME GUIDELINES FOR EGGSTRAVAGANZA PHOTO COMPETITION

  • Full face masks are not permitted.
  • For the safety of the animals, balloons of any kind, plastic lids, straws, glass containers or alcoholic beverages will not be allowed inside Blank Park Zoo.
  • Radios, skateboards, roller skates, Frisbees, bicycles and other sports equipment will not be allowed. No noise makers (including horns) and laser pointers.
  • No hazardous materials or any materials that will involve clean up or damage will be allowed. This includes any liquids, confetti, silly string, etc.
  • Do not tease or scare any animals - guests will be promptly asked to leave. This includes, but not limited to: making noises at, running at, or jumping at the animals.
  • All weapons (real and costume props) are prohibited on Zoo grounds.

Eggstravaganza Photo Competition

Competition Sponsor: Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315. Number of total winners: Five.

To enter, submit photo and application located at www.blankparkzoo.com. Winners of each Golden Egg prize will be voted on and chosen by a panel of Zoo staff members or their designees and contacted the week following the event. Photos will be judged based on creativity, originality, appropriateness to the Easter theme and entertainment quality.

This contest is open to all ages; however, if you are under age 18, your parents must enter the competition for anyone under the age of 18. You must be the copyright owner of the image. By entering you agree that you give Blank Park Zoo an irrevocable, world-wide license to use the image. All submissions to the competition can be used for promotional and marketing purposes by Blank Park Zoo. These must be family-friendly images suitable for all audiences. Blank Park Zoo reserves the right to remove any submissions for any reason or not qualify them for a final vote.

Multiple submissions per person are allowed for all Golden Eggs; however, submitters will only be selected for one of the Golden Egg prize packages, with one prize package per household. Winners of each Golden Egg prize will be voted on and chosen by a panel of Zoo staff members or their designees and contacted the week following the event. Photos will be judged based on creativity, originality, appropriateness to the Easter theme and entertainment quality.

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the votes of Zoo staff or their designees. In the event of a tie or dispute, Blank Park Zoo and / or its representative reserves the right to name a winner and its choice will be final. Blank Park Zoo will administer the contest and be the final judge in event of tie or other issue that may arise. Blank Park Zoo’s decision will be the final decision in any event.

You need not be present to win. Winner will be notified by email or postal letter. Employees, former employees, contractors and immediate family members of employees and contractors of Blank Park Zoo are not eligible to enter.

 

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