Burpee, Discovery Center team up for April 7 Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunts begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 7, Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center Museum team to present an “Old Fashioned Family Egg Hunt.”

All children, ages 2-9, are asked to bring their own baskets to hunt for plastic eggs filled with wrapped candy. The Easter Bunny will be hopping about to meet children from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Egg hunts will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to arrive 10 minutes before start times as the Egg Hunts will begin promptly. Egg Hunts for children ages 1-4 will be held at a special toddler area at the Burpee, for children ages 5 and 6 on the Burpee lawn and children 7-9 at the Discovery Center outdoor park. In between the Egg Hunts, both museums will offer an array of several springtime crafts. It’s Eggs Galore at Burpee Museum, with a variety of unusual eggs on display and egg shell crafts to make and take.

Combined ticket admission, which allows access to both museums for all events April 7, is $5 per person. Members from either Burpee or Discovery Center are free. Admission is possible from either entrance. Both Burpee and Discovery Center hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Both Museums will be closed Sunday, April 8, in observance of the Easter holiday.

The Burpee is at 737 N. Main St.; Discovery Center is inside Riverfront Museum Park at 711 N. Main St. Free parking is available at both locations. For more information, call the Burpee at 815-965-3433 or Discovery Center at 815-963-6769.

from the April 4-10, 2007, issue

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