Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

This Royal Oak zoo offers festivities with egg-inspired games, crafts, musicals and more April 14-15, 2017. See why it's one the top zoos in Michigan for family fun!


Sure, spending time at your grandparents’ house for Easter – dining on all your favorite holiday meals and hanging out with the family – is nice, but why not step it up a notch this year? Hop into spring with some awesome activities by taking the youngsters to Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo either April 14 or 15, 2017.

The beloved Royal Oak zoo is the perfect place for you and your family to create memories and even create a new Easter weekend tradition.

This event offers a golden egg hunt, where your little ones can win some really neat prizes. Just keep an eye out for those shiny eggs; there are more than 100 hidden throughout the zoo on each day.

But there’s so much more in store, too! Throughout Friday and Saturday, enjoy a Jelly Bean Jamboree and Funny Bunny Games. If that’s not enough to keep your little hoppers fully occupied, take them to see the Off Broadway Productions’ performances of the fun musical Bunnyville Follies, enjoy live music from Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits or see The Amazing Clark magic show.

While at this eggstravaganza, make sure your tots get their official Bunnyville face paint over at the whisker-painting station. And don’t forget to take kids for a photo with the Easter Bunny – you can purchase the photos as a keepsake from your trip to one of the coolest zoos in Michigan.

Throughout the event, also keep an eye out for treats, games, crafts, zookeeper talks and more fun for the entire family.

The festive fun runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on both days.

And it’s all free with your general admission to the Detroit Zoo! The entry fee is $14 for ages 15-61, $10 for ages 2-14 and seniors age 62+ and free for kids under 2 (along with Detroit Zoological Society Members). If you bring a canned or non-perishable food item, you will receive a reduced admission price of $9. Either way, parking is $7 per vehicle.

Want to join in the springtime fun? Make it a point to visit the 2017 Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Check the Metro Parent calendar listing for the at-a-glance details, including a map to help you find your way there.

This post was originally published in 2013 and updated for 2017 by Jessica Schrader.

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