Eggs-citing time for kids at zoo's annual 'Rabbit Romp'

Oregon Zoo will welcome spring with egg hunts, activities, pettable bunnies

Eggs-citing times are in store Saturday, April 15, when the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring geared toward families. Rabbit Romp is free with regular zoo admission.

Rabbit Romp features candy "egg" hunts every 10 to 15 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to hunt for eggs, candy and prizes. (All "plastic" eggs are fully compostable Eco Eggs.) Toddlers 2 and under can participate in a special hunt organized especially for them. Guests should bring their own baskets to collect the treats.

Rabbit Romp festivities also include pettable animals at the Family Farm, bunny crafts, games, photo opportunities, and a chance to meet some of the Wildlife Live program's animals at Elephant Plaza.

The Oregon Zoo is a service of Metro and is dedicated to its mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Committed to conservation, the zoo is currently working to save endangered California condors, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, Oregon silverspot and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies, Western pond turtles and Oregon spotted frogs. Other projects include studies on black rhinos, Asian elephants, polar bears and bats.
 
The zoo relies in part on community support through donations to the Oregon Zoo Foundation to undertake these and many other animal welfare, education and sustainability programs. The zoo is located five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26 at exit 72. The zoo is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors who travel to the zoo via MAX receive $1.50 off zoo admission. Find fare and route information online or by calling TriMet Customer Service at 503-238-RIDE (7433).
 
General zoo admission is $10.50 (ages 12-64), $9 for seniors (65 and up), $7.50 for children (ages 3-11) and free for those 2 and younger; 25 cents of the admission price helps fund regional conservation projects through the zoo’s Future for Wildlife program. A parking fee of $4 per car is also required. Additional information is available by calling 503-226-1561.

Media contact: 

Hova Najarian | 503-220-5714 | hova.najarian@oregonzoo.org