You’ll be walking on egg shells (and chocolate bunnies, and marshmallow chicks) this weekend, as the city will be awash with Easter egg hunts and other fun springtime activities. Get your hunt on naturalist style at Meadowside Nature Center, celebrate the cherry blossoms at the National Building Museum, or have a fancy Easter brunch with a certain giant bunny as your guest.

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Egg Hunt for Nature Lovers
Search for real eggs in a meadow, then dye and decorate the eggs you find. Enjoy other spring-themed activities throughout this family fun event. Don’t forget to bring a basket to collect your eggs. Reservations required. Fri., 10 am-3 pm. $8. Ages 2-12. Event details.

Columbia Heights

All City Jam Session
This All City: Jam Session features student work from WBL Academy. Also on deck: a BlackBook Class offered by visual artist and Words Beats & Life graffiti and street art teacher Asad Ultra Walker, and performances and displays by the students from the elements of DJing, Spoken Word, and Visual Arts present. Bring your instrument of choice for free-play at BloomBars. Fri., 7 pm-9 pm. $8. Ages 2-12. Event details.

Mount Vernon

National Cherry Blossom
Come learn about landscape architecture as you help transform the National Building Museum’s Great Hall into a life-size plan drawing. Using elements from the New American Garden exhibition, you’ll collaboratively build a 2D garden on the enormous floor. Then, view the plan from another floor, or even draw an elevation view of your garden. Kiddos will learn about scale and architectural drawing in a fun and unique way. Sat., 9 am-5 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Chevy Chase

Bird Egg-stravaganza!
Put on your hide and seek shoes. You’ll search for eggs around the grounds of Woodend, along with learning more about their natural surroundings. Afterwards, kids can cash in their eggs for prizes, participate in crafts, and enjoy other nature themed activities. Food trucks will be present at the event to purchase lunch. Sat., 10 am-12 pm. $10/kids under 10; Free/adultsAges 10 and under. Event details.

Pentagon City

A Ritzy Easter Experience
Celebrate the holiday with farm fresh omelets made to order, locally sourced breads, artisan jams and honey, seafood and raw bar stations, carving station, champagne or mimosa flute, and decadent dessert station complete with selections of fresh pastries, chocolates, fruits, cakes, and berries to celebrate the Easter season. The Easter Bunny Kids Corner is sure to delight little ones with a full brunch buffet of kid approved selections of sandwiches, fruits and vegetables, pastas, Easter Bunny chocolates, and more. Sat., 11 am-3 pm. $89/adults; $40/kids under 13. All ages. Event details.


Bunnies, Brunch, and Fun
There’s no better way to celebrate Easter than with a waterfront egg hunt on a sprawling beautiful garden and an extravagant Champagne brunch buffet with your loved ones. Come dressed to impress–the Easter bunny will be in attendance. Sun., 10 am-4 pm. $78All ages. Event details.

How do you plan on celebrating Easter with your family? Tell us in the comments section below.

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady