Burpee Museum, Discovery Center host Easter egg hunt April 15

Saturday, April 15, the Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center Museum are teaming to present an “Old-Fashioned Family Egg Hunt.”

All children, ages 2 through 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 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 at the posted times.

Egg hunts for children 1-4 will be at a special toddler area at the Burpee; for children 5-6 on the Burpee lawn; and children 7-9 at the Discovery Center outdoor park.

Between the egg hunts, both museums will offer an array of several springtime crafts. Try your hand at becoming an official Burpee Oologist (an egg scientist), and discover different kinds of eggs and who lays those eggs.

Combined ticket admission, which allows access to both museums for all events April 15, 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., Saturday. Both museums will be closed Sunday, April 16, in observance of Easter.

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

From the April 12-18, 2006, issue

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