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Easter Monday fun at the National Zoo

Each year after the Easter Bunny has delivered all the baskets, the Easter Panda takes over on Monday to continue the fun! Visit the National Zoo Easter Monday, April 2, meet the Easter Panda and more as your family enjoys a Washington, D.C., family tradition!

Nat Zoo Easter MondayUpdated March 2018

Throughout the day, the zoo will offer family-focused activities from an Easter egg hunt with prizes to field games, special animal demonstrations and live entertainment. Kids will also get a chance to meet the Easter Panda!

There will also be education booths througout the zoo including:

  • Big Killers Come in Small Packages — Play a mystery match game, check out virus and DNA models, and learn about the work being done at the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory to help protect elephants.
  • Wildlife Endocrinology — Meet staff from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Endocrine Research Lab, participate in interactive activities and learn how wildlife endocrinology helps save endangered species through improved breeding, health and well-being.
  • Wildlife Health Sciences — Learn about the role of veterinarians and veterinary technicians at the Zoo, and take a look at the materials and equipment needed to conduct examinations on various species throughout the park.
  • Smithsonian’s Office of Facilities Management and Reliability — Meet staff from the zoo’s Carpenter, Paint, Plumbing, Metal, Electric and Fire Shops, as well as the Systems Engineering Division. Learn about the tools of each trade and some of the projects staff have worked on at the zoo. Watch an electricity demonstration from the Electric Shop, and see a thermal display from the Reliability Centered Maintenance Division.

The event is free and runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For details and a full schedule of activities, visit the National Zoo website, nationalzoo.si.edu.

Photo courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

For more fun family activities visit our events calendar.

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