Egg-citing Easter activities in Amarillo

Some family-friendly places in Amarillo are hosting Easter events before the holiday

Egg-citing Easter activities in Amarillo

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Zoo’s Easter EGG-citement Event will have different Easter-themed activities on Saturday.

From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., families can enjoy candy-filled Easter eggs and pictures with costumed characters like the Easter Bunny.

Throughout the day, animals at the zoo will also receive special egg treats of their own.

“We have everything from eggs, games crafts, we have different enrichment activities for our own animals so they can enjoy Easter as well,” said Amarillo Zoo Volunteer Coordinator Savannah Oakley.

While the zoo won't have an Easter Egg Hunt, kids can collect eggs at different stations on the Bunny Trail EggVenture.

“We don’t really have the traditional Easter egg hunt but they can go around kind of our ‘egg walk’ and collect Easter eggs and things like that and of course we’ll have prizes at our games and things like that,” said Oakley.

The Don Harrington Discovery Center is also hosting their annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA on Saturday from 9:30 in the morning to noon.

This year, they’re introducing a new black light egg scramble game for older children.

“Little kids will be up here with the dinosaurs, the big kids will be downstairs in our black light basement, doing a little bit different take of the egg scramble,” said Program and Education Manager at DHDC Samantha Meyer. “We also have Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation coming, they’re going to bring some furry critters for us. Egg sculptures, egg painting, egg decorating. So all sorts of egg-cellent activities!”

The Amarillo Zoo’s Easter EGG-citement Event will have different Easter-themed activities on Saturday. (Source: KFDA)
The Amarillo Zoo’s Easter EGG-citement Event will have different Easter-themed activities on Saturday. (Source: KFDA) (Source: KFDA)

“We really like to be involved with the community and we want the community to be involved with us,” said Meyer. “We want them to come and see us so I think this is another thing that people don’t necessarily think, ‘Hey let’s go to the Discovery Center for Easter’. So it’s just something to bring families and people in to the Discovery Center.”

Click here for a full list of Easter events in our area this weekend.

“Just so kids can come out and have a fun time and also in a safe environment, you know, so they can just have fun with the games and things like that, interacting with other families and it’s just a really good event for the community,” said Oakley.

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