The weekend comes with plenty of bunny-and-egg themed excitement to keep you and your little chicks hopping. On our eggs-traordinary lineup: a wildly popular event with animals, an annual egg hunt through the museum, a rockin’ concert with high-energy tunes, a fun evening with the Easter Bunny, a production based on a popular redheaded girl and an Easter extravaganza with bouncy houses. If you’re looking for even more Easter egg madness, check out our roundup of egg hunts happening all over the city.
photo: Kalyn Gustafson
Spring Egg Hunts at Seattle Children’s Museum
Hop down to the Seattle Children’s Museum for lots of Easter fun. For three days, 4,000 plastic eggs will be hiding amongst the exhibits—just waiting to be found. At the end of each egg hunt, children will turn in their eggs (as many or few as they want) for special non-candy edible items and small prizes. Kids can also enjoy Easter crafts and activities and older sibs (8 & up) can participate in a special golden egg scavenger hunt. Fri.-Sun., 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Seattle. $4 to $6 plus cost of admission for adult non-members. Pre-registration required. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
Bunny Bounce & Easter Baskets for the Animals (pictured)
This annual Easter eggs-travaganza will include egg hunts for kids ages 1-8, bunny encounters, crafts, activity booths and lots of egg-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Plus, watch the zoo animals nibble on special Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other fave treats. Psst! Be sure to stop by the Red Tricycle booth and pick up some Red Tri goodies. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. $9.25 to $13.75 (under 2 and members free). All ages. Event details.
Kindiependent Kids Rock Series: Caspar Babypants
Kick off your Saturday morning with a set of singable, danceable, high-energy tunes from Caspar Babypants. This rockin’ show will include some of your old favorites along with new tunes from Caspar’s latest albums. Sat., 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15 Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
In this latest Bellevue Youth Theatre production, see the tale of a little redheaded girl named Madeline. First shown at Bellevue Youth Theatre in 2000, this classic tells the story that families have all come to love and adore. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Bellevue. $8 to $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Redmond Town Center
Grab your basket and hop over to RTC for some festive family fun! Follow the clues and collect eggs in the scavenger hunt (for the first 2000 kids), cuddle a bunny in the petting zoo, bounce like a Peter Cottontail in the bouncy house, enjoy snacks and crafts and get moving with an obstacle course, hopscotch, bean bag toss and other activities. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.
Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt
No need to wake up the Littles early to look for eggs when you can hop over to Mercerdale Park for this annual evening egg hunt. In addition to looking for eggs, candy and prizes, kids can visit with the Easter Bunny. Psst! Be on the lookout for golden eggs filled with “eggstra” special surprises! Got older kids? Hit the Flashlight Egg Hunt at 8:30 p.m. sharp! Sat., 5 p.m.-6 p.m. (egg hunt starts at 5 p.m. sharp!). Mercer Island. Free. Ages 1 to 6. Event details.
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— Kristina Moy