Celebrate spring by taking the little ones to one of the various Easter egg hunts happening around the Twin Cities. Some of these are held outdoors, so dress the wee ones appropriately. Some are also bring-your-own-basket affairs, so check the fine print carefully. It would be disappointing to show up without something in which to hold their treasures.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Richardson Nature Center – Let the kids loose to hunt for colorful wooden Easter eggs and fact-filled bunnies as they hike through the forest. There will be a snack, crafts, photos with a giant rabbit, live animals and the chance to learn all about eggs and nests and rabbits. The Nature Center recommends reservations and you can make them by calling 763-559-6700.
The fun starts at 12:30 and if you pre-register, admission is $5.00, otherwise it will cost $6. Kids under 2 get in free. Richardson Nature Center is located in Bloomington at 8737 East Bush Lake Road.
Eastman Nature Center – Dayton’s Easter egg hunt sounds like loads of fun.They will have games, live bunnies and treats. If you bring your own hard-boiled eggs you can color them right there. There will also be a scavenger hunt, a friendly giant rabbit (bring your camera), face painting (whiskers and a bunny nose!) and more.
Although they say that you can drop in any time before 1 p.m., they request reservations, which you can make by calling 763-559-6700. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Admission is $5 per person if you’re pre-registered, $6 if not and there is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more.Children under 2 are admitted free.
Eastman Nature Center is located at13351 Elm Creek Road in Dayton.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
James J. Hill House – The annual outdoor egg hunt will take place on the historic mansion’s lawn. This event is for kids ages 2 through 7 and there will be age-designated hunting areas. There will be prizes, a snack, story-telling and a tour of the home’s first floor. Bring your own basket.
The egg hunt is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and it costs $6. Reservations are recommended and you can make them by calling 651-259-3015.
James J. Hill House is located within Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Nature Center, 8737 East Bush Lake Road in Bloomington.
Image by Shoshanah (Flickr: Easter Egg Hunt) CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons