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HOPabaloo is for YOU!
Sunday, April 5


WHAT:  The Oklahoma City Zoo will host its annual HOPabaloo “egg”stravaganza with an assortment of family friendly activities on Sunday, April 5, 2015, including:

  • Easter Brunch w/private Easter Egg Scrambles
  • Krispy Kreme doughnut station, while supplies last
  • Afternoon Tiny Tot Egg Scrambles
  • Animal encounters throughout the Zoo



  • Brunch will be served in the Canopy Restaurant.
  • The doughnut station, bunny encounter and Tiny Tot Egg Scrambles will take place in the Children’s Zoo.
  • Special Easter Weekend Keeper Connections will be held throughout Zoo grounds.
  • In case of rain, all Tiny Tot Egg Scrambles will take place in the Zoo’s Education Center.



This year, the wonderful staff at the Canopy Food Court will host one HOPabaloo brunch at 11 a.m. The menu for brunch will be spiral-sliced ham, baked chicken, scrambled eggs, pancakes with fruit toppings, macaroni and cheese, vegetable medley, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, garden salad, assorted desserts, coffee, tea, and juice. Children ages 3-6 who attend the brunch will get to participate in a private Easter Egg Scramble. Adults are $20, children ages 3-11 and seniors are $15, two and under are free. Brunch tickets include Zoo admission. Paid reservations are required to attend the brunch. Click here to purchase your tickets.



HOPabaloo activities continue in the Children’s Zoo at noon with Krispy Kreme doughnuts being served while supplies last. Parents may also begin picking up tickets for the Tiny Tot Egg Scrambles beginning at noon. Tiny Tot Egg Scrambles, for children ages 3 to 6 years old, will be held on the Children’s Zoo grassy meadow. The Scrambles are limited to 100 children each and include eggs with candy. Children should bring an Easter basket or bucket to collect eggs.  Tiny Tot Egg Scramble times are as follows:

  • 1:00 p.m.  (3 year olds)
  • 1:30 p.m.  (4 year olds)
  • 2:00 p.m.  (5 year olds)
  • 2:30 p.m.  (6 year olds)


Make the day even “hop”pier!  Just for HOPabaloo, we’ve added some “egg”stra Weekend Keeper Connections to the regular schedule, giving guests more opportunities to encounter animals as they interact with special Easter treats. You’ll be able to talk with those who care for the animals—the Zoo keepers! Come, connect with wildlife while hearing and seeing how the Zoo strives to conserve and preserve our natural resourcesAll animal encounters will occur weather permitting. The special HOPabaloo schedule is coming soon!



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