Spring Fling, a Five-Week-Long “EGG-travaganza” Starts March 23 at the L.A. Zoo

CONTACT: GLAZA Press

March 28, 2019

In celebration of springtime, the Los Angeles Zoo is hosting Spring Fling, a five-week-long “EGG-travaganza” that celebrates the season’s bounty of blooms, births, bees, butterflies, and birds. Once just one weekend long, this year’s Spring Fling will cover five full weekends featuring a wide range of activities, including live entertainment, crafts, special animal feedings, an Earth Expo, educational activities, photo ops, and more. Spring Fling is happening on weekends from Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, April 28, 2019, with the addition of Friday, April 19, 2019. Activities and entertainment are free with paid Zoo admission and GLAZA membership, except as noted.

This event highlights conservation and sustainable living in celebration of Earth Day, along with “EGG-citing” programs, inviting guests to partake in a host of fun, engaging, and educational activities. Spring-themed entertainment for kids includes a monarch butterfly-themed aerialist show, roaming bee and butterfly puppeteers, honey tasting (for an additional fee), a “planting for pollinators” station with a native wildflower seed giveaway (while supplies last), a bee-and-butterfly craft station, springtime photo ops, and more. The L.A. Zoo’s residents get in on the fun with daily up-close creature encounters during Animals & You, showcasing bunnies and other fuzzy critters; along with special animal feedings, featuring Earth Day-inspired treats on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. Spring Fling also includes two Big Bunny Weekends with Big Bunny photo ops (for an additional fee), and bunny-ear crafts on Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14 and Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21. To learn more about Spring Fling and for a full schedule of activities and times, please visit www.lazoo.org/springfling.

THE GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION

The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 55,000 member households representing more than 210,000 adults and children. As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles.

L.A. ZOO

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing more than 1.8 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,400 animals representing 270 different species, 58 of which are endangered. Its lush grounds on 133 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.