Easter Egg Hunts In Chicago

April 6, 2012 6:00 AM

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By Lauren Wulf

Easter weekend is quickly approaching. Take part in the time honored tradition of the Easter egg hunt with your family. Here’s a round up of some of the egg hunts taking place this weekend throughout Chicago.

Happy hunting!

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Lunch With The Bunny

Piotrowski Park

4247 W. 31st St.
Chicago, Il

Date: April 6, 2012
Time: 3:00-6:00PM
Fees: $3
Ages: All

Spend an afternoon of food and fun with the Easter Bunny. Take pictures with the bunny himself and enjoy Easter treats. Admission includes free food and photo opportunities!

Paschen Park in Rogers Park

1932 West Lunt Avenue
Chicago, Il

Date: April 6, 2012
Time: 11AM-12PM
Fee: $3
Ages: All

Bring the kids for an hour full of face painting, storytelling and looking for eggs! After the egg hunt, your little ones can enjoy face painting and storytelling time. Activities are included in the $3 registration fee.

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Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Donovan Park

3620 S. Lituanica
Chicago, Il

Date: April 6, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fees: $3
Ages: 2-3 years 7-7:45PM / 4-5 years 8-9PM

Try something different this year at the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt in Donovan Park. Bring your flashlight and basket to scoop up candy and prize filled Easter eggs and take a picture with the Bunny. See ages and designated times below.

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McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Road
Chicago, Il

Date: April 7, 2012
Time: 10AM-12PM
Fees: FREE
Ages: 5 and under – 10-11AM / 6-12 years – 11AM-12PM

Stop by McKinley Park for a free family Easter Egg Hunt. Kids 12 and under can participate. Take advantage of this free event!

Prairie Avenue District

S. Prairie Ave. & E. 18th St.
Chicago, Il

Date: April 7, 2012
Fees: $3-$10 – Pre-payment is required
Ages: All – Egg hunts will be separated by age

Search for over 8,000 candy-filled eggs on Saturday, April 7th. Enjoy the petting zoo, meet the Easter Bunny, play carnival games and take a swing at pinatas. Also meet White Sox mascot, Southpaw. Cupcakes and cookies are available to keep the sugar levels up during all the egg hunting.

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Lincoln Park Zoo Egg-Stravaganza

2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Il

Date: April 7, 2012
Time: 9AM-11AM
Fees: $45 for adults ($40 for members) / $30 ($25 Members) kids 4-12 / FREE 3 and under
Ages: All

Head over to Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-In-The Zoo for the inaugural egg hunt. Before hunting for eggs, the event kicks off with breakfast with the bunny! Families can also participate in making crafts and animal activities.

Horner Park - Dog's Only Easter Celebration

2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, Il

Date: April 7, 2012
Time: 10AM-12PM
Fees: $5
Ages: Pooches of all ages welcome

Calling all dog owners! We can’t forget our furry friends on this special day. Take priceless photos of your pooch and the Easter Bunny and make sure to participate in the “Spring Bonnet Doggie Parade.”

Lauren Wulf, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.

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