Zoo Easter Egg Hunt moves indoors

A little bad weather can’t stop this Easter Egg Hunt.

“If mother nature can have a blizzard in near April, then we can have a pool party for Easter,” says Jennifer Kleen, Minot Zoo Crew Executive Director.

The Zoo was prepared to go on, whether it rained or snowed, but what they weren’t expecting to face was below zero wind chills.

“I’ve said all week, ‘We’re going to do it no matter what: rain, shine, or snow.’ Surprise, it’s freezing cold. To my knowledge, we’ve never had to move it inside before -we’ve had to hunt in the snow, but this is a first,” says Kleen.

Some families who attend the event every year were determined to enjoy it wherever it took place.

“We were really bundled up and prepared to go outside. They weren’t going to miss it,” says Tabitha Hand, Parent attending event.

The visitor’s center transformed into Easter Island with thousands of eggs to gather up.

“It’s still really cold outside, but it’s kind of nice to have an indoor alternative, so all of us don’t have to freeze,” says Hand.

Among all the multicolored eggs were a few special, golden eggs.

“Marketplace Foods has been our generous sponsor for many years, and they brought giant baskets that you can exchange a golden egg for those giant baskets,” says Kleen.

There was something for all kids to enjoy.

“Finding eggs,” says Benjamin Drohan a child at the event.

“You get pictures with the Easter bunny,” says Arabella Baker, another child.

“We got candy,” says Brielle Menahan, another child at the event.

“Eating chocolate eggs?” Andrew Garcia, a child at the event, says hesitantly.

“Eating chocolate eggs!” Garcia’s sister Charlie says excitedly.

The families were able to forget about the cold weather as they celebrated the annual tradition.

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