Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

March 29, 2013

Zoo offers Easter festivities


INDIANAPOLIS — Guests are invited to celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring during the Indianapolis Zoo's first-ever Easter at the Zoo event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31.

Because spring is a time of new beginnings, what better time than Easter to highlight the zoo's newest arrivals? Visitors can look for zoo babies like elephant Nyah, dolphin Orin, walrus Pakak, and more. They can also learn how keepers care for these youngsters during special animal keeper chats. Zoo babies are presented by Community Health Network.

It just wouldn't be Easter without an egg hunt, but the zoo's will include a twist. All guests who find at least 10 of the 19 large animal-print eggs hidden throughout the zoo and White River Gardens will win a special prize. Additionally, visitors will enjoy special photo opportunities, Easter-inspired treats, and special discounts on face painting.

At White River Gardens, children can create butterfly crafts while the whole family can experience the zoo's newest exhibit, "Butterfly Kaleidoscope," presented by Citizens Energy Group. Admission to White River Gardens, including "Butterfly Kaleidoscope," is included with regular zoo admission.

The zoo is also offering another way to celebrate the day with special savings. Guests can print a coupon from the zoo's Easter event webpage and present it at the time of their ticket purchase to receive $10 admission for up to six people on Easter Sunday.

For more information, visit the website at IndianapolisZoo.com.