Hop on Over to Bunnyville, Detroit Zoo doubles the bunny fun with two-day event

Bunnyville - Detroit Zoo

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – An “egg-stravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s 23nd annual Bunnyville celebration today, Friday, April 18, and tomorrow, Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day event, presented by Meijer, features treats, games, crafts, live entertainment and animal enrichment.

Bunnyville visitors are encouraged to bring a canned or other non-perishable food item to be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Each guest with a food donation will receive a reduced admission price of $8. Admission for Detroit Zoological Society members is free, but members are encouraged to bring food donations.

Also supported by Tim Hortons and Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Bunnyville will include a Golden Egg Hunt, Funny Bunny Games, springtime crafts and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny (available for purchase). Guests can stop by the Whisker Painting Station, sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Michigan, for their official Bunnyville whiskers.

The Off Broadway Productions musical “The Bunny Follies” will be performed in the Events Pavilion at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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The Detroit Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic habitats, the Detroit Zoo is located at 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue off I-696 in Royal Oak, Mich. The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Labor Day (with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day after Labor Day through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March. Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61 and $10 for children 2 to 14, senior citizens 62 and older and active military with ID; children under 2 are free. The Belle Isle Nature Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is to the Nature Zoo is free; however, a State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for all personal vehicles to enter Belle Isle . For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.

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