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Digital Eggstravaganza 2020

April 5, 2020

DIGITAL Eggstravaganza

April 11-12, 2020










Enjoy our Digital Eggstravaganza crafts this weekend! Make sure to take pictures of your crafts and send them to us on our Facebook page! We would love to see them!


Reverse Egg Hunt and Natural Egg Dye

Learn to use natural ingredients to dye your eggs. Then follow the directions to set-up our reverse egg hunt to get the parents in on the fun!








Hollow an Egg

Learn to hollow an egg to create an egg you can decorate and keep! You can also use these eggs for the Reverse Egg Hunt!








Egg Carton Chick

Use an egg carton to make this fun Baby Chick and keep with your eggs!








Borax Crystals

Follow the directions to make a fun crystal decoration using Borax and pipe cleaners!







Bird Seed Egg

Learn to make a bird feeder from a plastic Egg and birdseed. Make sure to document what types of birds come to use your feeder!






Digital Eggstravaganza Keeper Talk Videos


We were so disappointed when we were forced to postpone Eggstravaganza for this weekend that we knew we had to find a way to bring Eggstravaganza directly to you in your homes.
Tune in to our Facebook and Instagram throughout the weekend of April 11-12 for our DIGITAL Eggstravaganza! It’s all about the Egg and the amazing animals who bring their young into the world enclosed in an Egg! THIS IS A DIGITAL ONLY EVENT AND WILL NOT TAKE PLACE ON ZOO GROUNDS!
Enjoy Keeper Talk videos from our Keepers and our unique animals who lay eggs,
Egg themed biofact station videos with our educators,
and at-home Egg themed crafts and activities, including a Reverse Egg Hunt to get all the parents in on the fun too!
Digital Eggstravaganza is presented by the fine folks at Empower Federal Credit Union!
Make sure to mark your calendars for July 18th when we bring the fun of Eggstravaganza back to the Zoo for a special summer edition! Full details available below.
If you have been enjoying our photos, videos, and special digital educational content, and are interested in helping support the Utica Zoo during this difficult time, head over to UticaZoo.org/donate or UticaZoo.org/emergencyfund to learn about all of the great ways you can get involved! The easiest way for you to support the Utica Zoo is to share our photos, videos, and additional content with your family and friends!

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, Eggstravaganza has been postponed to July 18th, 2020.

Join us on Saturday, July 18th for our annual Eggstravaganza event from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Utica Zoo!

This event is full of activities and great for all ages. Come and meet the Easter Bunny!

Eggstravaganza is all about the egg! We will be exploring and celebrating the many different species of animals that lay eggs and how truly different and unique each egg can be. There will be animal meet & greets, egg enrichment for the zoo animals, animal biofacts to explore and much more.

Useful Information


Louie and his Grapevine Gyro cart will be on grounds. Polly’s by O’Connors will also be open to visitors.


Our main and upper parking lots will be available for visitors on a first-come basis. We kindly ask that you be aware of other vehicles around you and not double-park anyone in.

Parking will also be available at the Parkway Rec Center with a free shuttle bus running throughout the day. There will NOT be a shuttle running to MVCC.


Egg Hunt

We will have 3 separate Egg Hunts for 3 different age groups: 0-3 years old, 4-7 years old, and 8+.

Make sure to bring your Easter basket for your eggs! Please, no plastic Easter grass.

Face Painting

Face painting by Coco The Clown

RSVP on the Facebook event page HERE

The 2020 Utica Zoo Eggstravaganza is sponsored by Empower Federal Credit Union.

Admission Rates for Eggstravaganza:

  • Utica Zoo Members receive FREE Admission | Interested in becoming a Utica Zoo member? Save money on admission and special events all year! Click HERE
  • Adults (13-61): $8.00
  • Children (3-12): $4.75
  • Children (Under 1-Year-Old): Free
  • Seniors(62+), Military/Veterans, College Students w/ ID: $6.75
  • Egg Hunt: $3 for members, $5 for not-yet-members

The egg hunt is an all-day event.  More details to be added as they are finalized! All information subject to change. More information to be added soon!