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What’s Easter weekend (or the weekend before) without a classic scavenge for eggs? Whether your children enjoy magic, art, live animals, or competitive challenge, there’s an egg hunt in town to suit your fam.
Silverwood Park Egg Hunt (St. Anthony)
Take your aspiring Picassos to the artsy Silverwood Park egg hunt on March 19. There are different hunts for different age groups, so check the registration page to find your kiddo’s start time. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the park.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Burnsville)
Families looking to get their children involved in the hands-on, experiential Easter story can sign them up for the 7th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, March 19 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Burnsville. Additional activities include a bounce house, face painting, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
James J. Hill House Egg Hunt (St. Paul)
One of the biggest traditions in the Cities is the egg hunt at the James J. Hill House for children ages 2-7. Perhaps the large gray, stray rabbit, which joined the festivities in 1898, will make an appearance this year? BYO basket to search and then enjoy prizes, snacks, and stories on March 19. Registration is $6 and the hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m.
Mischievous Easter Egg Hunt (St. Paul)
As part of its grand opening festivities on March 19, Mischief Toy Store will be hosting a hunt for kids and young adults ages 10 and older with prizes and booby-trapped eggs. The hunt begins at noon.
Flashlight Egg Hunt (Woodbury)
If you’re looking for a challenge, take the standard search a step above by trying it in the dark, March 19, at 8 p.m. Bring your own flashlight and bucket to find eggs filled with candy and toys, scattered throughout the softball fields at Bielenberg Sports Center. You even get a nifty glow necklace out of it. $4 pre-registered, $6 at the event.
Armatage/Kenny Egg Hunt (Minneapolis)
Caricatures, arts and crafts, and a light continental breakfast are included when you hunt for eggs in Armatage Park on March 20. Live bunnies throw an extra dose of cuteness into the mix. Register in advance for $5. The egg hunt starts at 11 a.m.
Bunny Brunch & Big Egg Hunt (New London)
Fuel up with a pre-egg hunt bunny brunch at Sibley Park on March 26. Additional activities include egg coloring, games, face painting, and a magic show. Brunch begins at 9 a.m. and the egg hunt starts at 11 a.m.
Geocaching for Eggs (Prior Lake)
Learn the basics of geocaching to seek out eggs’ coordinates on the trails of Cleary Lake Regional Park. Register by March 24 to hunt for eggs on March 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is $8.
The Great United Noodles Easter Egg Hunt (Minneapolis)
A longtime tradition at United Noodles, this in-store hunt for candy and treasure-filled eggs kicks off with complimentary tea at 9:30 a.m. on March 26. Bring a canned food item to donate.
EggStravaganza Helicopter Egg Drop (Minneapolis)
Thousands of eggs will be dropped from a helicopter during the EggStravaganza Helicopter Egg Drop. Bring your own basket, collect the fallen eggs, and enjoy the music, face painting, bounce houses, and treats March 26 at North Commons Park. The fun begins at 1 p.m.