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Smile. Spring Fling 2019 is Almost Here.

Event Snapshot

March 23 to April 28, 2019

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All over the Zoo, you’ll find smiles because spring is finally here. While the animals enjoy the warmer weather, you’ll discover special springtime entertainment and fun each weekend.

All activities except Honey Tasting and Big Bunny photos are free with paid admission and for GLAZA members.

Get ready to see teeth, beaks, snouts, and kids’ smiles because Spring Fling is almost here. This year, it’s an expanded eco-event where you can learn about birds, bees, butterflies and blossoms – and what you can do to help them thrive. Weekends include special live performances, demos, and crafts, plus TWO visits from Big Bunny – April 13–14 and April 19–21. Come, have fun, and be inspired.

Spring Fling Weekend Entertainment & Activities

  • “Pollination Celebration” acrobat show at 1 and 3 p.m. and green-screen photo booth experience from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Roaming bee and butterfly puppeteers, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Earth Expo featuring favorite conservation and community organizations
  • Planting for Pollinators and Bee & Butterfly crafts
  • Native wildflower seed giveaway (while supplies last)
  • Two special animal feedings (schedule to come)
  • Sustainable living demonstrations (schedule to come)
  • Chalk art educational activity
  • Honey Tasting from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (for an additional fee)

Springtime doesn’t just happen on the weekends!

Join us any day of the week, when there’s always something to smile about.

  • World of Birds Show at 12:30 and 2 p.m. (except Tuesdays), now starring California condor Hope, who is an inspiring ambassador for this critically endangered species
  • Animals & You presentations featuring bunnies and other furry critters at 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. (with an extra show at 12:45 p.m. on weekends)
  • Self-guided tour of our Bird Gardens, where you’ll find inspiration on simple landscaping updates that will
  • Spring-themed photo ops

Big Bunny Weekends

April 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21

Featuring photos with Big Bunny (for an additional fee) and bunny-ear crafts.

Programming subject to change without notice.

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