ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – An “egg-stravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s 20th annual Bunnyville celebration on Saturday, April 23, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Presented by Meijer, Bunnyville features treats, games, crafts, live entertainment, animal enrichment activities 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 $5, parking not included. Admission for Detroit Zoological Society members is free, but members are encouraged to bring food donations.

Bunnyville activities will occur throughout the Zoo, featuring the Jelly Bean Jamboree (a fun twist on the traditional egg hunt), Funny Bunny Games, springtime crafts, whisker painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny (available for purchase).

Live performances by musical duo “Two of a Kind” will take place in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery Theater at 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm.

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

Animal enrichment activities and zookeeper talks will be offered throughout the day with the great apes at 9 am, tigers at 10 am, snow monkeys at 11 am, vultures at noon, wolverines at 1 pm and polar bears at 2 pm.

The Detroit Zoo is situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, located at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off I-696, in Royal Oak.

The Detroit Zoo is open daily 9 am to 5 pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children ages 2 to 14 (children under 2 are free).

Click here for a printable schedule of Bunnyville activities.

For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit

While it might get a little windy on Saturday, the sun should be out and highs are expected to be in the mid 60’s, perfect for a stroll through the zoo. For the full weather forecast, visit our weather page.


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