Detroit Zoo Hosts Bunnyville Celebration April 14-15

Detroit Zoo Hosts Bunnyville Celebration April 14-15

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Royal Oak, MI – An “eggstravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s 26th annual Bunnyville celebration, presented by Meijer, on Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, 2017

The two-day event features treats, games, entertainment and zookeeper talks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Bunnyville includes a golden egg hunt with more than 100 eggs hidden throughout the Zoo each day. The festivities also feature the Jelly Bean Jamboree, Funny Bunny Games, whisker painting and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Live entertainment includes music by Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits at Rackham Fountain, The Amazing Clark magic show at the Events Pavilion, and the Off Broadway Productions musical “Bunnyville Follies” in the Main Picnic Grove.

Zookeeper talks and special treats for the animals are featured both days. The Tauber Family Railroad will be back on track for the event, weather permitting, for $3 one way.

Each Bunnyville guest who brings a canned or other non-perishable food item for Gleaners Community Food Bank receives a reduced admission price of $9. Admission for Detroit Zoological Society members is free, but members are encouraged to bring food donations.

Bunnyville is also supported by Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Gantz Dental, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, Michigan Educational Credit Union and SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium.

The Detroit Zoological Society – a renowned leader in education, conservation, animal welfare and sustainability – operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.  In recognition of its environmental leadership, the DZS received the top Green Award from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and was named Best-Managed Nonprofit by Crain’s Detroit Business.  The AZA also recognized the DZS with the International Conservation Award for its work rescuing orphaned Grauer’s gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  With an annual regional economic impact of more than $100 million, the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is one of Michigan’s largest paid family attractions, hosting more than 1.6 million visitors annually.  Its 125 acres of award-winning naturalistic habitats are home to 2,000 animals representing 245 species.  The Belle Isle Nature Center sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit.  It provides year-round educational, recreational and environmental conservation opportunities for the community.  For hours, prices, directions and other information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.

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