The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on April 2! 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. And don’t miss a chance to meet Easter Panda!
Enjoy the following activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Easter egg hunt
- Field games
- Meet Easter Panda
- Musical entertainment
- 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. Learn about the tools of each trade and some of the projects staff have worked on here at the Zoo. Watch an electricity demonstration from the Electric Shop, and see a thermal display from the Reliability Centered Maintenance Division.