The El Paso Zoo will be celebrating two of the most popular events of the spring, Eggstravaganzoo and Party for the Planet, that will be held simultaneously at the zoo.
“The zoo is combining both events because this year Easter Sunday and Earth day are close in proximity,” zoo officials shared via an emailed news release. “Both family-friendly events provide a safe environment to have some fun while celebrating spring with the zoo animals. There will be spring-themed activities throughout the weekend.”
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 20 and 21, children ages 3 to 12 will be able to participate in seven special candy station activities such as hula-hoops, hopscotch, and more as they collect stamps to redeem for a special surprise.
The Easter Bunny will be available for photos for $10 inside the zoo’s event pavilion.
In addition to candy stations, animal enrichment sponsored by T-Mobile will be available all day. Guests can enjoy viewing some of the zoo animals receive an Easter or Earth Day-themed enrichment. El Paso community partners will be in attendance to inform guests about sustainability.
The zoo is also celebrating the birthday of female orangutan Khaleesi, who was born on Earth Day in 2015.
Guests can enjoy live entertainment at the Asia Plaza stage such as live bands, a magic show, loteria, and more. Most activities, entertainment, and candy stations are provided at no cost with paid admission.
The only exceptions are Easter Bunny photos, face painting, giraffe feeding, and train and carousel rides.
For more information on both events, visit the El Paso Zoo online.