As we all know, Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion at Calvary. Celebrated worldwide, Easter is a time for self-reflection, renewal, rebirth, spreading love and forgiveness. It's also a time to eat good, spend quality time with family/loved ones and even take the kids on a Easter Egg Hunt.
In an Egg Hunt, whether indoors or outdoors, decorated eggs (real hard-boiled ones or artificial) are filled with or made of chocolate candies of various sizes and are hidden in various places for children to find. When the hunt is over, prizes may be given out for various achievements, such as the largest number of eggs collected, the largest or smallest egg, or for the most eggs of a specific color.
Here is a list of Egg Hunts right here in the DC Metropolitan area you can attend. Make this Easter an adventurous and fun-filled day for you and the kids. HAPPY EASTER!!
Washington, DC :
1. Easter Egg Hunt at Madame Tussauds
March 30, 2013, 7:30am - 9:45 a.m. 1025 F Street, NW Washington DC. The wax museum is hosting a fun and educational "eggs-ploration" through American history and pop culture, with more than one thousand eggs hidden throughout the Presidents Gallery. Various trinkets and prizes will be contained in every egg. Live bunnies will be on-hand for special Easter photo-ops in the attraction’s replica Oval Office. The event is free for ages 12 and under, $10 ages 13 and up.
2. Eggstravaganza at Tudor Place
March 29-30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1644 31st Street NW Washington, DC. Children of all ages enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and a thrilling Egg Roll Contest. After the exciting games, spend the morning decorating festive eggs and building a spring basket. Visitors also enjoy a self-guided tour of Tudor Place’s gardens. Bring your own basket, spoon, and one hard-boiled egg per child. Admission: Member Children: $7, Nonmember Children: $10, Adult Chaperones: $3.
3. Easter Monday
April 1, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. National Zoo 3001 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC. Since 1891, Easter Monday at the National Zoo has been a tradition in the African American community. Enjoy family activities, including an egg hunt, animal demonstrations and live entertainment. This event is free.
1. Bunnyland at Butler's Orchard
March 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 and April 1,6, and 7, 2013. (Closed Easter Sunday), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland (301) 428- 0444. Welcome spring with a hayride down the Bunny Trail, hunt for colorful eggs, Visit with the farm’s very own Country Bunny, ride a pedal tractor, play in Kiddie Hayromp and Castle, see live bunnies, lambs and chicks. Admission: $8.50 per child and $6.50 per adult.
1. Easter Egg Hunt at Reston Zoo
March 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2013, 9 a.m - 4 p.m. 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, Virginia (703)757-6222 . Visit this small family friendly zoo and enjoy an Easter egg hunt with pony rides, raffle tickets, candy, face painting, Easter pictures, and more!
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