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Easter Fun Planned At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay All Weekend

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced an egg-citing weekend of fun for the Easter holiday weekend.

The popular Florida theme park will host family activities, animal interactions, story time with Sesame Street friends, and for the first time in the parks history, an egg hunt.

The events will be happening both Saturday and Sunday during select times.

During the all-new egg hunt, guests ages 12 and under can search for eggs around the park’s Festival Field. The activity will happen twice per day, once for specific age groups.

Kids 8 and under can search for eggs between 1 p.m. and 1:20 p.m., while children ages 9-12 can participate between 1:40 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will also have a golden egg hunt happening around the park. When a guest finds all 40 eggs, they will get a special prize.

Over in the park’s Sesame Street Safari of Fun, smaller guests can enjoy a special Easter story from some of the park’s Sesame Street friends. The show happens at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the park’s Sunny Day Theater.

Some of the park’s animals are also getting in on the Easter fun.

During select times of day, animal care specialists will be on hand to talk about the animals as they receive special animal enrichments in their habitats. Busch Gardens said on its website that these types of activities help stimulate animals’ minds, sense of smell and foraging ability as they explore their habitats for holiday treats as a special addition to their daily nutritionist-curated diets.

Saturday, April 16

Serengeti Plain: All day.

Chimps: 11 a.m.

Kangaroos & Wallabies: 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 17

Elephants: 11 a.m.

Penguins: 11 a.m.

Gorillas: 11 a.m.

Aldabra Tortoises: 1:30 p.m.

Kangaroos & Wallabies: 2 p.m.

New Easter-inspired merchandise will also be available to purchase at the Xcursions and Painted Camel gift shops. Visitors can also purchase new Easter pins the Emporium and Painted Camel as well as participate in a special pin trading event on Friday outside Xcursions.

A special cookie decorating kits will also be on sale at Abby’s Cadabby’s Treasure Hut.

Plus, in addition to the Easter festivities, visitors can also enjoy the Food & Wine Festival, which features outdoor concerts. The three acts scheduled to perform this weekend include Sugar Ray on April 2, Sister Hazel on April 3 and Latin Explosion (a tribute to Santana, Gloria Estefan and Selena) on April 4.

Click here to learn more about Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.


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