Register Now for Family Friendly Egg Hunt Paired with Wild Bird Education


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― Celebrate the coming of spring with a fun family educational event on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UT Gardens.

Come learn about wild birds, the vegetarian side of their diet and how to feed your favorite wild birds with their favorite foods and flowers. Families will learn how to attract birds to their home garden and create natural spring inspired crafts.

All kids will leave with a bird feeder, a seed dispersal craft to attract wild birds and a young seedling that can grow to attract and feed birds in your garden. Kids will have an opportunity to hunt for 3,000 eggs in the Garden. Children will also get a chance to win a prize or two.

In partnership with the University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union, Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), Allergy & Asthma Affiliates, and the Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center, our annual Eggstravaganza is food-free.


The Eggstravaganza is a family friendly event and intended for children ages 12 and under.  Bring your Easter basket and a camera!


The cost for Eggstravaganza is $8 per child ages 12 and under. Due to limited capacity and to ensure that everyone has an opportunity for an enjoyable visit, advanced registration is required.  Please reserve your child’s space by visiting visit by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018.


The UT Gardens feature more than 1,000 woody plants under long-term observation and 2,000 varieties of herbaceous plants evaluated annually. The Gardens function as an outdoor laboratory, teaching and research facility, and public gardens, sharing their beauty with over 50,000 visitors yearly. Established in 1983 by the UT Institute of Agriculture Department of Plant Sciences, the gardens are recognized as one of only 34 official All American Selections (AAS) test sites in the United States. Both the UT Gardens in Knoxville and Jackson are Tennessee certified Arboreta and American Conifer Society Reference Gardens.


You can find the UT Gardens just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center on the Institute of Agriculture campus. Free visitor parking is available directly across from the entrance to the Gardens.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service.