ZOO CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)
Kinder Joy® is partnering with local zoos and aquariums across the country to host Easter Egg hunts for families. Now through April 17, the Louisville Zoo will participate in these activities with its Safari EGGventure presented by Kinder Joy®. This mobile scavenger hunt game invites guests to search for hidden Zoo-themed eggs, answer trivia questions, and compete in some EGGstra special challenges to earn points to compete to win a free Louisville Zoo membership, Wild Lights tickets, plush animals, and, of course, Kinder Joy® treats and toys. The Safari EGGventure is free with Louisville Zoo admission or membership.
To participate in EGGventure at the Louisville Zoo follow these simple steps:
- Download Eventzee on the iPhone App Store or on Google Play.
- Create an account.
- On your next Zoo visit, open the Eventzee App and scan the QR code on the game sign as you enter.
- Wander the Zoo’s pathways in search of eggs and trivia answers, earning points along the way.
- Take and save a screenshot of your completed game badge to present to game officials if you’re a prize winner.
- Winners will be contacted via the email associated with the game account.
Guests can also get free samples of Kinder Joy® on Saturday, April 16, 2022 and Sunday, April 17, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Zoo’s front Plaza. More information about the egg hunt can be found at louisvillezoo.org/eggventure.
“We are thrilled to partner with zoos across the country to make their Easter egg hunts even more exciting with the addition of Kinder Joy eggs,” said Felipe Riera Michelotti, Vice President of Marketing Kinder Joy and Seasonal Products at Ferrero. “Just like Kinder Joy, zoos are known for creating authentic and connected moments when awe, wonder, and childhood joy are at the center of shared family experiences, and we look forward to connecting with families across the country in a new capacity.”
The Zoo is open daily year-round. Hours now through Sept. 18, 2022 are 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.) The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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About the Louisville Zoo
Since 2011, under Mayor Fischer’s administration, the Louisville Zoo celebrated its 50th anniversary, opened nine new exhibits and attractions, and won national awards for Glacier Run and School at the Zoo. Considered Kentucky’s most popular not-for-profit paid attraction, the Zoo welcomed nearly 9 million guests in the last decade. In 2021, the Zoo was voted “Best Place to Take Kids in Summer,” by LEO Weekly, “Best Kid-Friendly Attraction” by Kentucky Living Magazine and Boo at the Zoo made the Top 10 Halloween Festivals list by thetravel.com. Community Access Memberships, deep-discount days, the Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies partnership and the accessible playground are among prime efforts to make Louisville Zoo even safer, more engaging, and more inclusive. Among the Louisville Zoo’s most successful conservation programs, the black-footed ferret breeding effort produced 1,100 kits and repatriated more than 800 of these most highly endangered, American mammals to the wild.
The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state Zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
About Kinder Joy ®
Kinder Joy® is part of the portfolio of brands by Ferrero U.S.A. Inc., the confectionery company known also for Ferrero Rocher®, Tic Tac® and Nutella® The Original Hazelnut Spread®. Kinder Joy® first broke onto the U.S. confectionery scene in 2018, quickly winning over American consumers with its delicious creamy layers, chocolate-covered wafer bites and exciting surprise toy. It has quickly become a beloved treat and toy, earning the title of “2019 Product of the Year” within the Kids Novelty Snack category.