Burpee, Discovery Center team up for ‘Egg Hunt Extravaganza’ March 30

Staff Report

Saturday, March 30, Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center Museum are teaming up to present an “Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza.” Highlights of the event will include 10,000 hidden eggs and live animals for petting.

All children, ages 2-9, are asked to bring their own baskets to hunt for plastic eggs. Egg hunts will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for children ages 9 and younger. Everyone is encouraged to arrive at least 20 minutes before start times, as the egg hunts will begin promptly. Children will be divided into age groups and have separate hunts at both times.

In between the egg hunts, both museums will offer an array of springtime crafts and science activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Burpee Museum will have a variety of unusual eggs on display and baby animals to pet.

Combined ticket admission that allows access to both museums for all activities March 30 is $11 per child, $8 per adult. Member children of either Burpee or Discovery Center are $2 while member adults and children age 1 and younger are free. Admission is possible from either entrance. Cost does not include admission to Burpee’s Rick’s Picks exhibit.

Burpee and Discovery Center hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 30. Both museums will be closed Sunday, March 31, in observance of the Easter Holiday.

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

From the March 27-April 2, 2013, issue

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