Looking for some hoppening egg-tivities for your little wabbits this Easter? The hunt is on, the brunch is afoot, and the bunny is aboard the train. Kids will get their fill of candy eggs and you get a couple nice pics for Instagram or the grandparents. From botanical gardens to boats, malls to museums, Easter bunnies are proliferating this holiday season—as bunnies are wont to do.
photo: Tad Motoyama for the Los Angeles Zoo
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo
Of course, the bunny is real. It’s the zoo! Big Bunny’s Easter activities include a fuzzy bunny for petting, face painting, crafts, music and photos with Big Bunny himself (for a nominal fee). March 25-27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Griffith Park. $15-$20. All ages. Event details.
Bunny Brunch at American Girl
Enjoy Bunny Brunch at American Girl—an egg-stravagant morning with The Grove’s Easter Bunny. Bring your appetite and your camera. March 13, 19 & 20, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. The Grove. $23 per person. Ages 3 & up. Event details.
photo: Downtown EasterFest
Downtown Easter Fest
How many eggs? 14,000! All ready to be gathered by kids of all ages (grouped into age groups). Also hoppening that day will be several bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting and more. March 27, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Grand Hope Park. $20 per family (up to 7 people) or $5 per person; 2 and under free. All ages. Event details.
photo: Bunny Museum by Rich G. via yelp
San Gabriel Valley
Egg-ceptional Celebration at The Arboretum
This beautiful botanical garden hosts an Egg Scramble, Egg-Expedition and make-and take-activities. There will be refreshments and prizes galore, so kids of all ages can celebrate and have a blast. March 26, 9 a.m.–noon. Arcadia. $5 plus admission. All ages. Event details.
Kidspace Egg Hunt
Your little peeps can hunt and seek in search of hundreds of candy-filled eggs hidden in the garden. Three egg hunts are scheduled for specific age groups; kids can also take part in spring art, bunny hopping and petting real bunnies. March 26 & 27, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pasadena. $11. Ages 1-10. Event details.
Hop to the Bunny Museum
This buntastic home and museum is an homage to all things bunny. What better place to celebrate and “have a hoppy day” after a morning of hunting and devouring eggs, than to check out this incredible collection? March 27, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Pasadena. $5, kids 4 and under are free. All ages. Event details.
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Hoppenings are happening everywhere, but the Malibu has the best view! It’s an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, bounce house, photo opps, spring crafts, face painting food and more hands on fun. There’s even an egg hunt for the grownups. March 18, 3 p.m–6 p.m. Malibu. Free admission. All Ages. Event details.
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
It’s wabbit season at the American Cinematheque. Celebrate spring with a thoroughly jolly, rabbit-filled family matinee of classic cartoon Warner Bros. shorts starring the one, the only… Bugs Bunny. Free candy for all. March 27, 4 p.m. Aero Theatre, Santa Monica. $9-$11. All ages. Event details.
San Fernando Valley
Bring a basket for some egg-streme fun featuring egg hunts, face painting, a petting zoo, crafts, games and more. Your pretties can pose with the Easter Bunny for a $5 fee. Plus, every child receives a goody bag or prize for participating (while supplies last). March 26, 10 a.m.-noon. Grape Arbor Park, Calabasas. Free admission. All ages. Event details.
Los Encinos Historic Egg Hunt
Eggs are gonna roll at this annual Egg Hunt. Make history at the family-friendly celebration with games and activities, historic demonstrations, face painting, live music, pizza for sale, ducks on display and more. Come early for the Audobon-led bird walk in the park. March 26, 1-3:30 p.m. Los Encinos State Park, Encino. Free admission. Ages 1-10. Event details.
Huntington Beach Easter Hunt
Locals and tourists alike flock to this beloved annual egg hunt and family fun day. The festivities kick off early, so bring baskets for the kids to fill with some of the thousands of pounds of candy given away each year. Also check out the pancake breakfast. You can expect entertainment such as game booths, face painting, live bands and a visit with the Easter Bunny. March 26, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Huntington Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.
Easter Brunch on the Battleship IOWA
Enjoy a sailor’s power breakfast in the Officer’s Wardroom and sip a mimosa, then tour the Battleship. For little revelers there will be an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo and a visit from Mr. Bunny himself. March 27, 8 a.m.-noon. San Pedro. $35-$45. All ages. Event details.
Breakfast with the Bunny
Come for an Easter breakfast (consisting of silver dollar pancakes, sausage, bacon, juice, milk, coffee, tea and fruit), a special holiday puppet show, cookie decorating, an egg hunt, a snapshot with the Bunny, music and more. Don’t forget your camera! March 26, 9 a.m-noon. Torrance. $20. All ages. Event details.
photo: Irvine Park Railroad
Worth the Drive
Easter Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park Railroad
Get them up early for this fun day featuring an egg hunt (eggs are filed with stickers, free train ride tickets or candy), a tête-à-tête with the Easter Bunny, a bouncy house, hay ride, Easter cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games and more. March 5-26, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Orange. $5 per ticket. All ages. Event details.
Underwood Family Farms Easter
Yeeh-aw, it’s Easter on the farm! Your lil’ bunnies will enjoy honest-to-goodness tractor-drawn wagon rides, a hay pyramid, Farmer Craig’s chicken show, and a baby animal corral. For a picture perfect photo opp, the place to be is the Easter Bunny & Easter House. Other highlights: the Easter story Labyrinth, an egg hunt, egg toss, egg dying, egg tattoos and anything else eggy you can think of. March 19-April 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Moorpark. $6 on weekdays, $10 on Saturdays and Sundays. Children under 2 are free. All ages. Event details.
photo: T. Scott E. via yelp
Easter Breakfast with the Fishes
Enjoy an elegant Easter breakfast and fun-filled day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Wake up to a tasty breakfast you didn’t have to cook (Blue Whale Breakfast Casserole, anyone?), and then you get to stay and see the sea creatures all day. March 27, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Long Beach. $45 adults, $25 kids 3-11. All ages. Event details.
Easter Brunch with the Queen
Ahoy bunnies! All paws on deck for a promenade aboard the world famous Queen Mary! Eggs are filled with toys, candy and tour tickets, but the pièce the résistance are the ten eggs holding a golden ticket for a special Queen Mary Easter Basket. Adults might be more egg-cited by the prospect of the elegant Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch, with all-you-can-eat blast for the kids. Special Easter treats include an Easter Candy Bar, a visit with the Easter Bunny and petting zoo, prizes playing Corn Hole, and face painting. March 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Long Beach. $24.95-$69.95. All ages. Event details.
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