Hop Over to the Cincinnati Zoo to See Blooms, Hear Tunes, and Visit Bunnies

Posted March 29, 2024

Enjoy the Easter Celebration on 3/30 and Tunes & Blooms free concerts in April

Early blooms will make a beautiful backdrop for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s annual Easter Celebration, happening tomorrow, March 30, from noon-5 p.m. In addition to being surrounded by the #1 Best Botanical Garden in America, guests can visit with the Easter Bunny, stop by treat stations, and enjoy Easter-themed animal enrichment.

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“The garden is looking fantastic.  Warm weather earlier this month sped up the blooming process, so the best time to see our world-famous tulip display will be this weekend into the following week or two,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard.

Zoo Blooms, sponsored by Delta Dental, brings a magnificent explosion of color to the Zoo that includes one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Dubbed “Tulip Mania,” Zoo Blooms also features more than one million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs, and other spring bulbs.

To make sure as many people as possible have a chance to enjoy the blooms, the Zoo offers free concerts every Thursday in April. Starting at 6 p.m., guests can enjoy performances from a lineup of talented local and regional bands. Entry to the concerts is free starting at 5 p.m. This year’s Tunes & Blooms lineup includes:

The Tillers, Pickin’ Pear, My Brother’s Keeper, Elementree, Highly Likely, Nicole Polara, Moonshine Drive, and Cincinnati Zoo’s very own elephant manager Cecil Jackson backed by his band, Dry Ridge.


Tunes & Blooms is a Zero Waste Event. Please avoid bringing any single-use disposable items into the Zoo.



The Zoo opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. daily.  Members get Early Entry and are welcome to enter the Zoo at 9 a.m. Memberships are on sale now, so join the Zoo at a discounted price and enjoy all the perks.   Easter Celebration activities are free with Zoo admission.