Saturday, April 4, 2015

Our Annual Hop Over To Bunnyville Egg-stravaganza @ The Detroit Zoo

This year was the third year in a row that we've hopped over the the Detroit Zoo to participate in its annual Bunnyville activities. Taking place the Friday and Saturday before Easter, the zoo provides fun activities, games and entertainment for children that are FREE with paid admission to the zoo. Being that we live a fifteen minute drive from the zoo and have an annual family pass this egg-stravaganza is always a nice extra benefit of having a zoo membership that my kids really enjoy. We started off our visit to Bunnyville with a stop at the Jelly Bean Jamboree where the kids rubbed on some temporary tattoos, built custom bracelets, and made bunny faces from paper plates and cotton balls while enjoying live music performed by Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers that put a rock spin on some popular children's songs like "Old McDonald Had A Zoo."

Next was a stop at the Ford Education Center for a sp-egg-tacular magic show by the Amazing Clark followed by a stroll around to view some of the animals and a zookeeper talk at the grizzly bears exhibit. Than it was off to the Children's Hospital of Michigan Whisker Painting Station so the kids could get their bunny faces on.

The Funny Bunny Games are always a hit.  This year's activities included a hoop toss, floating duck contest, beanbag throw, and don't drop the egg walk for prizes that included dinosaur masks, a handheld pinball maze game, pencils, and some fruit gummy snacks.  All of which thrilled and excited my kids.

Every year we've attended this egg-stravaganza my kids favorite part has been the Bunny Follies live play, especially when they get everybody in the audience to do the chicken dance. 

The theme of the skit is on how Elmer the Bear wants to replace the Easter Bunny with the Big Brown Easter Bear.  The show has some humorous gags and musical numbers that get the audience engaged and my kids talk about it for days afterwards.

The Bunny Follies really are egg-cellent!

Our family has really enjoyed the Detroit Zoo's Bunnyville activities during our kids preschool and kindergarten years.  Based upon the activities though the event probably peaks out as being suitable for children in first or second grade so while Bunnyville has become somewhat of a family tradition it might not be that much longer lived as the twins move on to first grade this Fall.  If you are a parent of a preschooler or kindergarten aged child that lives in the Metro Detroit area, Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo gets A Geek Daddy Nod of Approval and I highly recommend hopping by to enjoy the festivities.

Spring is here, the sun is out and it is time to get your Vitamin Z!


  1. Vitamin Z, ha. Looks like a really fun event for kids!

  2. Looks like fun!! I love the zoo and when they do special events like this it makes it even more worthwhile!

  3. Oh wow, that looks like so much FUN!!

  4. Your kids have the best experiences. This looks like fun. Thanks for the review.