To celebrate the spring season and Easter, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts their annual Spring celebration Eggs, Paws and Claws on April 7-8, 2023, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fun Eggs, Paws and Claws activities
Get ready for Easter with Eggbert’s Rolling Shell-A-Bration, and more Easter fun.
Go on a Egg-Splore-n-Find! Locate the hidden eggs around the Zoo and collect the corresponding card for each egg you find. Once you find all 9, stop by the Egg-Splore-n-Find Central for a prize.
Visit with the hosts of the event near Conservation Lake, including Eggbert, Shelley, Yolko, and Oh-No.
Animal Enrichment activities will be going on around the Zoo as animals hunt their own “eggs” to enjoy or play with. See the schedule on the website to find out where those activities will be happening.
Easter Bunny Photos at the Zoo
Let’s not forget about the Easter Bunny! Hop over to My House at Habitat Hollow, located in North America, for a photo with the Easter Bunny! Guests will have the chance to see the Easter Bunny, and get a photo of themselves in front of the ol’ hare himself.
Advanced reservations are encouraged, but there is a stand-by line as well.
You may find some of Easter Bunny’s friends at Bunny Hollow (not verified for 2023).
Admission and Details for Eggs, Paws and Claws
Regular Columbus Zoo admission and parking rates apply for non-members for Eggs, Paws and Claws. Click here for the schedule and more information.
Can’t make it that weekend? Find other special events and admission discounts for the Columbus Zoo.
Sensory-Friendly Easter Bunny Experience
April 2, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Guests can meet the Easter Bunny and one of our Egg Ambassadors in a sensory-friendly environment with reduced sounds, decreased visual stimulation, and controlled crowds in the Suzie Edwards Conservation Education building, located outside the Zoo’s entrance.
A Spring-themed activity with sensory considerations will also be available. Tickets are $5 per group and are limited, book online now. Families will be admitted every 15 minutes for visitors to enjoy the event without large crowds.
If you wish to visit the Zoo after your Bunny Experience, Zoo tickets or membership is required. Details here.