Spring in DC—African American Easter Egg Hunt at the National Zoo

Dust off that Easter basket and head over to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for the traditional African American Family Celebration. Held on the Monday right after Easter, this wonderful family event is the perfect way to continue the Easter fun. There will be live musical entertainment from gospel singers and bands playing a variety of soulful tunes like reggae, Caribbean island music, and steel drums. After all that melodious inspiration, sit back and watch dance teams perform. Double-dutch jump rope champs will also show off their stuff. When it’s time to mellow out, listen to some rich and engaging African storytelling. The entertainment takes place fro 12 to 4 p.m. in the Great Meadow and on

Lion/Tiger Hill.
Easter Monday is just as fun as Easter Sunday. Get ready to hunt down some Easter eggs because the Easter Bunny is going to be hiding them in the National Zoo! There will also be visits from the Easter Panda throughout the afternoon. The fun doesn’t end with the Easter egg hunt. There will also be some Easter games as well as talks given by DC zookeepers and animal demonstrations. Animals to be featured include lowland gorillas, Asian elephants, cheetahs, bald eagles, and spectacled bears.

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