Eggstravaganza 2023 Will Be Held on April 8, 2023! Details About Eggstravaganza 2023 Will Be Announced Soon!

It's All About the Egg!

Eggstravaganza is the Utica Zoo’s premiere Spring event featuring games, activities, the Easter Bunny, vendors, food trucks, entertainment, and more.

Eggstravaganza 2022

To follow through with our message of conservation, this year we will be focusing less on “hunting” for plastic eggs in designated areas and – instead – offering games and activities that visitors can participate in to get candy!

Eggstravaganza 2022 will feature games such as a “Carrot” Toss, a Spoon Egg Game Obstacle Course, a Guess the Animal Egg Education Station, an Egg-Themed Bingo Scavenger Hunt, a Guess How Many Eggs Game, a Duck “Fishing” Game, the Easter Bunny, and a bunch of other fun activities! 

But that’s not all! 

Eggstravaganza will feature food from food trucks such as Cowboy BBQ, Oldies and Goodies, Frozen Rollies, Cue Dogs, and more. 

Eggstravaganza will also have vendors such as So Sweet Candy Shoppe and entertainment such as the Jim Okey Magic Comedy Show and music from the Brian Mulkerne Band.

And finally, there will be keeper talks and “Egg” themed enrichments that will be given to our animals throughout the day!  

Eggstravaganza will run from 10am to 3pm. The zoo will remain open until 4:30pm. 

We look forward to seeing you all there! 

Photos from Eggstravaganza 2022:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Eggstravaganza is on Saturday April 16 and runs from 10am until 3pm. The zoo will remain open until 4:30pm.

Admission to Eggstravaganza is our normal admission price of $8 for adults and $5 for kids (ages 2-12). However, there is an additional $4 charge per person for anyone who wants to participate in our featured games and activities to earn candy and other prizes!

With your membership, you would get free admission. However if you want to participate in the featured games and activities to earn candy and other prizes, the charge is still $4/person participating. Click Here to purchase your membership TODAY!

The zoo has a free parking lot that you can use when coming to the event. However, space is limited. If there is no more room in our lot, we will have shuttle busses running from the Payne Hall lot at MVCC to the zoo and back again throughout the event. 

Of course! The zoo will be open as normal throughout the event. The only difference is that Eggstravaganza will also feature special food trucks, vendors, games, music, and more!

If you just want to come to the zoo for a visit on April 16, you can pay normal admission and enjoy the zoo like any other day. The only thing you won’t be able to do if you don’t pay the additional $4 are our various games and activities that can earn you candy and other prizes.

Eggstravaganza will be a rain or shine event! So regardless of what the weather ends up being on April 16, Eggstravaganza will happen! 

Featured Vendors:

So Sweet Candy Shoppe
NerdZ ReZin
LaBella Flowers
Love, Craft, Crochet
Usborne Books & More
Gemini Teez

Interested in Being a Vendor at This Event? Email for details!

Featured Food Trucks:

Cowboy BBQ
Oldies & Goodies
Frozen Rollies
The Grapevine

Featured Entertainment:

Jim Okey Magic Comedy

Show Schedule: 11AM & 1PM 

Featuring: Walkaround Magic from 10AM – 3PM

Featured Music:

The Brian Mulkerne Band

Egg-richment (Enrichment) Schedule

  • 10:30am Lion 
  • 10:45am – Gibbon
  • 11:00am – Alpaca/Zebu/Cavy
  • 11:30am Camel
  • 12:00pm – Warty Pig
  • 12:30pm – African Painted Dog
  • 1:00pm – Spider Monkey
  • 2:00pm – Cotton-Top & Golden Lion Tamarins
  • 2:30pm – Crane/Muntjac
  • 3:00pm – Goat
  • Throughout the Day – Urial, Emu, Pig, Pallas’s Cat, Zebra, Ostrich, Lynx, and Arctic Fox

Featured Informational Booths


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We will continuously update this page with more details as the event gets closer!