2016 Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunts & Activities

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Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunts & Activities 2016

Grab your baskets and get ready for the hunt! And check back often, as we will we be adding to this list until Easter is upon us. If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please drop us a line via our contact form. Thanks!


3/18: Spring Egg Hunt @ Airport Park, 2130 105th Ave NE, Blaine • 6:30pm • ages 10 & under 

3/19: Easter Kids Kraft @ Scott County Historical Society, 235 Fuller St S, Shakopee • 10:30-11:15am Details: Join the SCHS for Easter stories and songs, a make-and-take bunny craft and an Easter egg hunt in the Stans Garden (egg-themed scavenger hunt in the museum in case of bad weather). Free, registration required for supplies (call 952-445-0378).

3/19: Vadnais Heights Easter Egg Hunt @ Community Park, 651 East Cty Rd F, Vadnais Heights • Staggered start times are as follows: 2 yrs & under – 10:30 am, 3-4 yrs at 10:40 am, 5-6 yrs at 10:50am, 7-9 yrs at 11am, 10-12 yrs at 11:10am • Details: The Easter Bunny will visit while you hunt for eggs redeemable for prizes. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Vadnais Heights Community Food Program.

3/19: Easter Eggstravaganza @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School, 151 East County Rd 42, Burnsville • 10am-3pm • Details: Kids 10 & under are invited to hunt according to age plus enjoy many other Easter activities.

3/19: Annual Egg Hunt & Bunny Party @ George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave S, Anoka • 10-11:30am • Details: Hosted by the Anoka Women of Today, the hunt kicks off at 10 sharp followed by a carnival with games, snacks, prizes and a visit from the Bunny at the Anoka Senior Center.

3/19: Easter Egg Hunt @ Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St, Shakopee • 11am • Details: Egg hunts by age start at 11am with activities, games and prizes until 1 pm. Bring your own basket.

3/19: Community Egg Hunt @ Rich Valley Athletic Complex, 1841 105th St E, Inver Grove Heights • 1pm ages 3-4, 1:10pm ages 5-7, 1:20pm ages 8-10 • Details: Scramble for eggs, some of which contain special prizes. Pre-registration required.

3/19: Spring Lake Park Lions Easter Egg Hunt @ Lakeside Lions Park, 79th Ave & Pleasant View Dr, Spring Lake Park • Noon-1:30pm • Details: Sign your child in between noon & 12:30pm. Ages 2-4 begins at 12:40, ages 5-7 at 1pm, ages 8 & up at 1:20pm. Bags provided.

3/19: Rosemount Lions Club Spring Egg Hunt @ DCTC Ames Soccer Complex, 1300 145th S E, Rosemount • 10am sharp • Details: Kids 1-10 will be divided into 3 age groups to hunt for treats. Please bring your own bag. Donations appreciated.

3/19: Excellent Egg Frenzy @ Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive, Woodbury • 0-3 years at 5 pm, 4-5 years at 5:20 pm, 6+ years at 5:45 pm • Details: Bring your bucket to collect toy-filled eggs around the outdoor softball fields at Bielenberg Sports Center. Special eggs with golden tickets will be hidden for each age group.

3/19: Egg Scramble @ Veterans Park Pavilion, 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield • 10am-noon • Details: Kids 11 & under are invited to scramble for eggs, and meet The Bunny and several of his friends.

3/19: Bunny Brunch @ McRae Park, 906 47th St E, Minneapolis •  Details: Hippity hop on over to our annual Bunny Brunch! This year will be better than ever! We will have a jazz band that will keep your toes tapping and your voices singing. There will be a super cool craft for the kids to make and take and of course the Big Bunny will be on hand for pictures! Don’t forget to bring your baskets and join in on the egg hunt! Notes: The fee is $6/adults and $4/kids 13 and under, this fee covers the brunch of: eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee.

3/25: Tiny Tot Spring Party @ Logan Park, 690 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis • 10 a.m. to noon •  Details: We will be celebrating Spring at Logan Park on Friday, March 25th! There will be open gym, face painting, art projects treats, a treat bag and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny. This program is for children ages 1-6. Cost is $3.00 per family, please pre-register.

3/25: Easter Egg Hunt @ Andrews Park, 7200 117th Ave N, Champlin • hunt begins at 11am ages 4 & under, 11:45 ages 5-9 • Details: 12,000+ eggs are waiting to be found. Eggs will contain candy and a few eggs will contain special tickets redeemable for a small Easter surprise.

3/26: Bunny Brunch & Big Egg Hunt @ Sibley Rec Center, 1900 E 40th St, Minneapolis • 9:30am-12:30pm • Details: Start off with the bunny brunch (pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice served 9:30-11:00am, $6/adults, $4/kids) Free activities include: egg coloring, games, egg hunt, face painting and a magic show.

3/26: Annual Spring Egg Hunt @ Van Cleve Park, 901 15th Ave. SE, Minneapolis • 10am-noon Details: Hop on over for an egg hunt in the park for various age levels. Enjoy snacks, egg decorating and baskets, tissue paper flowers and spin art.

3/26: Bunny Party & Egg Hunt @ Windom Park NE Rec Center, 2251 NE Hayes St, Minneapolis • Noon-2pm • Details: Games, a bounce house, children’s egg hunt and more. Treat bags will be given to the first 200 registered children ages 7-12. Audubon Park hosts the Bunny Party for kids ages 6 and under from 9am-11am. Windom Park hosts ages 7-12 from 12pm-2pm. Pre-registration by March 23rd is required to receive a treat bag.

3/26: Egg Hunt @ Kenwood Park, 2101 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis • 10-11:30am • Details: Hunt is divided into three age groups (2-3yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-8 yrs). Enjoy face painting, art with ARTrageous Adventures, and a visit from Peter Rabbit. Coffee, juice and light breakfast food provided.

3/26: EggStravaganza Helicopter Egg Drop @ North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave N, Minneapolis • 1-4pm • Details: Don’t miss thousands eggs being dropped from a helicopter! Bring a basket to collect them and enjoy music, face painting, bounce houses, cookies, and more.

3/26: Osman Shrine Easter Egg Hunt @ Lost Spur Golf & Event Center, 2750 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Eagan • 1-3pm • Details: Limited to the first 250 kids ages 1-9.

3/26: First Annual Egg Hunt @ Janie’s Playground at Casey Lake Park, North St. Paul • 10am • Details: Kids up to 12 years are welcome to hunt for eggs, enjoy refreshments, activities and more.

3/26: Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Egg Coloring Event @ Lions Park, 3525 Laverne Ave, Lake Elmo • hunt begins at noon • Details: Hosted by Lake Elmo Jaycees, everyone is welcome to hunt for eggs with candy and prizes. Dye and color hard boiled eggs to take home.

3/26: Exhibit Opening with Egg Hunt @ Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Ave S, Minneapolis • event begins at 1pm, egg hunt at 2pm • Details: “Hennepin County Wags Its Tail: 150 Years of People and their Pets”  exhibit opens with rabbits, an easter egg hunt, and spring refreshments.

3/26: Mill City Church Annual Northeast Easter Egg Hunt @ Logan Park, 690 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. •  Details: This is a great Easter tradition in NE! We invite the whole neighborhood. Kids up to 12 can participate in the Egg Hunts. Egg hunts and so much more. Bouncy House/obstacle course, Food, Face-painting, Crafts and games, it’s a pretty big deal. Free.

3/26-3/27: Largest Egg Hunt in Blaine @ Northpoint Elementary School, 2350 124th Ct NE, Blaine • Free hunts at 3/26 at 4:00pm & 3/27 at 9:00, 10:15, & 11:30am  • Details: Organized by Renovation Church.  There will be 15,000+ eggs filled with candy, bouncy balls, and stickers! 3 different age zones (0-3, 4-6, 7-11)

3/27: Best Egg Hunt Ever @ Maple Grove Senior High School, 9800 Fernbrook Ln N, Maple Grove • hunts at 9am, 10:30am, & 12:15pm • Details: Organized by Passion Church, the huge hunt involves scouting out 75,000 candy-filled eggs (3 time slots to choose from), Easter worship services, live animals, character meet-and-greets and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Pre-register here to skip lines the day of.

3/27: Spring Nests and Eggs @ Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton • 1-3pm Details: Discover the beauty of wild bird eggs and nest architecture. Drop in anytime.

4/1: Egg Hunt @ West Minnehaha Recreation Center, 685 W Minnehaha Ave, St Paul • 6-7pm
Details: Kids ages 5-12 hunt for eggs in age-appropriate groups.


3/12: Easter Feathers & Fun @ American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis • 10:30am-noon • $10/member child, $13/non-member, museum admission not included • Details: Hunt for Easter eggs in the Turnblad Mansion, make Easter cards, and decorate an Easter tree with feathers. Each Easter tradition will be explored through creative storytelling, music, handcraft, and more. Registration required by 3/9.

3/19: Egg Hunt at the Ice Arena @ Cottage Grove Ice Arena, 8020 80th St S, Cottage Grove • check-in begins at 8:45am, hunt begins at 9am • $6/pp • Details: An indoor hunt on the turf guarantees spring weather will not ruin the fun. Admission includes 10 eggs (redeemable for a prize), pictures with the Easter Bunny, games, a craft station and cookies and juice.  Pre-registration encouraged. Limited to 250 kids; admission may not be available the day of if the event is sold out.

3/19: Mystery Egg Hunt @ Oakdale Discovery Center, 4444 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale • 9-11am • $11 per child 10 & under only, please; adults free • Details: Hunt the trails of the Oakdale Nature Preserve for eggs to exchange for a very special surprise. After hunting for eggs, enjoy games, refreshments, crafts, face painting, petting zoo, prizes, and bounce castle (weather permitting).

3/19: Easter Egg Hunt @ James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St. Paul • 10-11am • $4/member child, $6/non-member child, adults free • Details: James J. Hill House hosts their annual outdoor egg hunt for kids ages 2-7 (BYO basket.) Win prizes, enjoy a snack, hear stories and look around the first floor of the elegant home. Reservations strongly encouraged.

3/19: Silverwood Park Egg Hunt @ Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E, St. Anthony • ages 0-4 begin at 1:30 & 2:30pm, hunts for ages 5-10 begin at 2 & 3pm • $5/child pre-registered or $6 at the door Details: Take an art-inspired egg hunt, photos with the bunny, collect treats, and enjoy live music and art activities.

3/19: Breakfast with the Bunnies @ Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St, Farmington • 9-10:30am • $5/pp • Details: Start with a light breakfast, then enjoy a story and crafts and meet live bunnies.

3/19: Flashlight Egg Hunt @ Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive, Woodbury • 8pm • $4/pp pre-registered, $6/pp at the door • Details: Grab a flashlight and hunt for candy and toy-filled eggs. Recommended for kids ages 6-13 with adult.

3/19: Egg Hunt @ Shoreview Community Center Pavilion, 4580 Victoria St. N, Shoreview • 10am • $8/res child, $10/non-res child • Details: Join in an “eggciting” hunt for prized -filled eggs. Bags provided. Space is limited; register by March 18.

Egg Hunts and more at Lunch with the Bunny3/19: Lunch with the Bunny @ Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave, St Paul • 11am-1pm • $3/pp ages 1+ • Details: Games, food, activities, pictures with the Bunny and more.

3/19: Lunch with the Bunny @ North Dale Recreation Center, 1414 St Albans St N, St Paul • 11:30am-1:30pm • $2/pp or $5/family • Details: Meet the bunny, make a craft and hunt for eggs.

3/19: Armatage/Kenny Egg Hunt @ Armatage Park Rec Center, 2500 W 57th St, Minneapolis • 10am-11:30am • $5/res child, $7.50/non-res • Details: Enjoy an egg hunt, caricature artist, arts and crafts, live bunnies, and a light continental breakfast. Hunt begins at 11 am sharp. Please register in advance.

3/19-20: Wheel Fun Rentals Egg Hunt @ Como Dockside Promenade, 1360 N Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul • 11am-5pm • $6/child ages 12 & under • Details: Join in hourly egg hunts, hay rides, surrey rides, bounce house and more. Also open 3/26-27.

3/24: Eggstravaganza @ Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Rd, Dayton • 10am-2pm • $5/pp
Details: Play games, see live bunnies, and get egg-citing treats. Bring hard-boiled eggs to dye naturally. Search for eggs, go on a scavenger hunt, and meet a giant rabbit. Get your face painted with a bunny nose and whiskers. Last admittance at 1pm.

3/25: Flashlight Egg Hunt @ Creekview Park, 5001 Humboldt Ave N, Minneapolis • 8:30-9:30pm • $4-$6/pp • Details: Bring your flashlight and we’ll start the egg hunt once it is dark. Registration is not required for the event, but you must be in the Creekview Park building by 9pm to be included in the hunt.

3/25-26: Egg Trail & Rabbit Habits @ Richardson Nature Center, 8737 East Bush Lake Rd,
Bloomington • 9:30am-12:30pm • $5/pp pre-reg, $6/pp at the door • Details: Hike to hunt for colorful wooden eggs and fact-filled rabbits, take a photo with a giant, friendly rabbit and meet live animals. Create a craft and enjoy a snack.

3/25-26: Spring Eggstravaganza: Rock Hunting @ Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Victoria Dr,
Victoria • 10am-3pm both days • $5/pp pre-registered, $6/pp at the door • Details: Bring your baskets and hunt for colored rocks (ages 2-8) or secret messages (ages 8-adult) hidden along the trails then swap for a bag of goodies. Make bunny ears, get your face painted to look like a bunny, and decorate a wooden egg to bring home and meet live animals. Last hunt leaves at 2 PM.

3/26: Natural Egg Dyeing @ Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton • 10am-noon • $5 per dozen eggs • Details: Dye beautiful eggs with natural foods. Please bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs.

3/26: Easter Egg Hunt @ Edgerton Community Gym, 1929 Edgerton St. Maplewood • pre-hunt activities start at 10am, ages 3-5 hunt at 11am, ages 6-8 at 11:30am • $5/child • Details:  Fuel up with breakfast treats, colorful crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny before the hunt. Kids under 2 years will receive treat bags.

3/26: Egg Hunt @ Audubon Park, 1320 29th Ave NE, Minneapolis • 9:30-11:30am • Details: Audubon Park will host the Bunny Party for kids ages 6 and under, 9:30am-11:30am. Bring the whole family for this fun event. Enjoy an Egg Hunt, Arts and Crafts, continental breakfast and much more. The Egg Hunt at Audubon Park will begin at 11am sharp. $5 per child. Pre – Registration is required to receive a treat bag and must register by March 25. Treat bags will be given to the first 200 registered children ages 6 and under. Windom will host ages 7-12 12pm-2pm.

3/26: Victorian Easter Egg Roll @ The Landing, 2187 Highway 101 E, Shakopee • Noon-3-pm • $5/pp pre-registered or $6/pp at the door • Details: Craft a mini basket and decorate a wooden egg. Play with old-fashioned toys and games, and explore the banks of the Minnesota River Valley. Refreshments served in the Town Hall. Last entry at 2pm.

3/26: Spring Fling Egg Hunt @ Linden Hills Park, 3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis • 10-11:30am • $7/res, $10/non-res • Details: Event includes a light brunch, puppet show, art projects, candy treats, live bunnies for the kids to pet, and the big egg hunt. Space is limited and must be reserved in advance. If you plan to bring more than 1-2 guests per child registered, email lindenhills@minneapolisparks.org.

3/26: 33rd Annual Easter Egg Candy Hunt @ City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen • $5/child • Details: Kids ages 12 & under hunt for candy and special eggs that can be redeemed for a prize. Enter the coloring contest at the above link.

3/26: St. Louis Park Lions Club Egg Hunt @ St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave S, St. Louis Park • 10-11am • $2/child • Details: Egg hunt for ages 3-5 yrs begins at 10:15am, ages 6-8 at 10:20am. Hunt for candy and special eggs, bag provided. Meet the Easter Bunny!

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