Zoo hours for 2024: The zoo is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last entry is at 4 p.m. The zoo is closed on Mondays, except for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Indigenous Peoples Day. Please note that some exhibits are closed due to construction. For more information, visit 'Plan Your Visit' - 'Hours & Pricing'. (dismiss)

It’s that time again!! Please join us for our annual Member Egg Hunt and Zoo Preview. This is an exclusive members-only event one week before the zoo opens to the public! To attend, you must become a member and RSVP by March 23, 2020.

  • Egg Hunt or scavenger hunt for ages 2-12! Details below.
  • Get the first look at what’s NEW in 2020:

-Spineless Wonders: new exhibit featuring over 25 invertebrate species

-Crocodile Monitors in Biodiversity Hall

-Four baby fennec foxes in Biodiversity Hall

-Baby colobus monkey

-And more!

  • Free train and carousel rides
  • Photo opps with Bobby the Bobcat and the Bunny
  • Face painting available (additional fee)
  • Gift shop open
  • Concession stands will be open (some options limited)

Must become a member and RSVP to attend by March 23, 2020.

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9 a.m.
Gates open
10 a.m.
Egg Hunt age 2-4 years | Festival Lawn
10:15 a.m.
Egg Hunt age 5-8 years | Festival Lawn
10:30 a.m.
Train and Carousel open
11:45 a.m.
Train and Carousel close
12 p.m. (Noon)
Event ends

Kids ages 9-12 scavenger hunt: Pick up a sheet when you arrive and turn it in to the gift shop before you leave for a special prize!


This is a members only Zoo preview and Egg Hunt. Guest can bring other adults that are not on the membership, but they will be charged regular zoo admission. We do ask that no extra kids come because of the limited supply of eggs and it is a MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. Also, the Premium membership packages have a free guest option that is ONLY VALID during regular business hours.