Here are some local Easter Egg Hunts for the family
(some age brackets will be noted)
WILD Family Fun Days GPS Egg Hunt
Join the fun at Babler Memorial State Park for a GPS egg hunt. Eggs will be hidden in various places around the park, including on trails, under pavilions, in fields and everywhere in between. You can find a prize to take home at each location!
No experience with GPS is necessary. You can sign up for a GPS device pre-loaded with the egg locations and you’ll receive instructions on how to complete the hunt. Or, bring your own GPS device or phone and you’ll be provided with the coordinates for all the hidden eggs.
Cost is $15 per adult/child pair, and $3 per additional family members.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., beginning at the Babler Outdoor Education Center in Babler Park, Wildwood.
More information and to register: prcommunityed.org
Equine Assisted Therapy’s Annual Egg Hunt takes place on Saturday, April 8 at Longview Farm Park in Town and Country. Registration opens at 11 a.m., with the hunt beginning promptly at noon.
Kids ages 2-12 can enjoy a unique egg hunting experience where they gather eggs, and then get to “sell” them in order to buy games, toys, books and more from a General Store.
Pre-registration is not required. Cost is $10/hunter, with 100% of the money going to Equine-assisted Therapy, a nonprofit dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding activities for children and adults with disabilities.
More information: town-and-country.org
Breakfast with the Bunny and Egg Hunt at the West County Family YMCA
At the West County YMCA’s Breakfast with the Bunny and Egg Hunt at 9 a.m., kids can visit with the Easter Bunny while the entire family enjoys a hot breakfast. Bring your own baskets for the egg hunt, and get ready for crafts, face painting and field games too. Cost is $5/person; free for children under 2. Get more information and register: www.gwrymca.org
Bunny Breakfast at The Magic House
Follow the bunny trail to The Magic House and get your morning hopping at the museum’s Bunny Breakfast. The special guest will be, you guessed it, the Easter Bunny himself! Every-bunny will have a great time as they enjoy a delicious breakfast, participate in a fun, hands-on activity, play in the museum and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. 9 to 11 a.m. at The Magic House. Cost is $15 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members. Reservations are required. More information and reservations: magichouse.org
Springtime Village at Purina Farms
If you can’t make it there on Saturday, you can still celebrate all things spring at Purina Farms’ Springtime Village on Sunday. From a petting area with bunnies, piglets and chicks to photos with Peter Cottontail, there’s something for everyone. Plus, it’s free! Make reservations for Springtime Village by calling (314) 982-3232.
Get Hopping Easter Egg Hunt in Des Peres Park
Kids ages 3-6 can meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs and pose for photos at the Get Hopping Easter Egg Hunt in Des Peres Park on Saturday, March 26. Bring your own baskets for this free community event, which takes place at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Reservations are not required, so hop on over and join in the fun. Learn more: www.desperesmo.gov
Hunt for a Cure in Queeny Park
Enjoy your favorite Easter activities and hunt for a cure for diseases like leukemia and lymphoma at the 6th annual Hunt for a Cure in Queeny Park on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Over 70,000 eggs will be hidden, the LLS Bunny will arrive via helicopter, and there will be face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, informational booths and even appearances from well-loved nursery rhyme characters. Admission is $10/family; family passes can be purchased online.
Enrichment Eggstravaganza at the Saint Louis Zoo
Everyone likes a treat, and the animals at the Zoo are no exception! Visitors can watch these special “egg hunts” and learn about their favorite animals. The enrichment team at the Saint Louis Zoo has planned special “egg hunts” for animals and families are invited to watch.
Keepers, curators and volunteers at the Zoo plan enrichment activities for the animals throughout the year as a way to make life more interesting for the animals. The animals are encouraged to forage for food, invent “toys” out of everyday items, explore with new exhibit “furniture” such as logs and vines, or even sniff new scents. Enrichment activities are fun for the animals, visitors and the keepers. Kids’ enrichment activities will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Schnuck Family Plaza. The Enrichment Eggstravaganza will be held on Sunday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information: stlzoo.org