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

Staff Report

Saturday, April 19, Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center Museum are teaming up to present an “Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza.”

Highlights for 2014 include 10,000 hidden eggs, live animals for petting, and fossilized eggs to see and touch.

All children, ages 2-9, are asked to bring their own baskets to hunt for plastic eggs. Egg hunts will be held 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 April 19 is $11 per child and $8 per adult. Member children of either Burpee or Discovery Center are $2; member adults and children age 1 and younger are free. Admission is possible from either entrance. Cost does not include admission to Burpee’s traveling exhibit, Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived.

Burpee and Discovery Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. Both museums will be closed Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Burpee Museum 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 (815) 965-3433 or Discovery Center at (815) 963-6769.

From the April 16-22, 2014, issue

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