Education & Family

Hop to These Family-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts This Weekend

Throw on a pair of ears and watch your little ones run around to collect prizes at these area events.

There’s no cuter way to spend Easter weekend than by watching your little ones run around to collect prized eggs in a crowded field. Whether it’s their first or fifth time hunting, you can’t beat the joy of seeing them crack open the plastic shells to find what’s inside.

If you’re searching for egg hunt events—complete with crafts, live music, and visits from the Easter Bunny—we’ve got you covered. Throw on a pair of ears and check out the family-friendly happenings listed below:

3/29-30: Bunny BonanZOO at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Hype up the kiddos for this annual zoo tradition that highlights non-stop hunts for locally made Mary Sue chocolate eggs near its Waterfowl Lake. The itinerary for the two-day extravaganza also includes arts and crafts, photo opps with the Easter Bunny and zoo mascots, carnival games, puppet theater performances, and a bubble show. 1 Safari Pl. Free with zoo admission or membership. 

3/29-30: The B&O Railroad Museum
If you have little ones 10 and under, there’s plenty of fun in store at this Southwest Baltimore institution. A sensory friendly egg hunt—offering a detailed map, noise-cancelling headphones, and a designated quiet room—is scheduled for March 29 from 9-10 a.m. The following morning will provide another opportunity for kids to search for eggs around the museum’s beautiful roundhouse. The Easter Bunny will be around all weekend for fuzzy photo ops. 901 W Pratt St. Free with B&O admission or membership 

3/30: Parks & People Easter Egg Hunt
The celebrated Parks & People Foundation—which is celebrating 40 years of working tirelessly to improve the city through green space and education—is once again hosting its annual hunt on its campus near Druid Hill Park. Children under 10 are invited to search for candy-filled eggs (there will be separate hunts for different age groups) while enjoying live music, face-painting, Easter Bunny snuggles, and a moonbounce with their families. Food truck fare will also be on offer throughout the afternoon. 2100 Liberty Heights Ave. Free registration required 

3/30: Strohmer’s Farm
Venture to Strohmer’s in the Howard County suburb of Woodstock for a day filled with farm animals, bunny photo ops, hayrides, and, of course, a classic egg hunt throughout the grounds. Bring your basket to collect the shiny eggs while waving to chickens, ducks, cows, and friendly farm dogs (who they claim love attention.) 3501 Hernwood Road, Woodstock. $12

3/30: Atonement Lutheran Church
In Parkville, gather with other families on the front lawn of Atonement Lutheran Church for kids hunts held at 10:00, 10:45, and 11:30 a.m. There will also be a separate area for children under 4. Parents are encouraged to reserve a spot for each child upon registration, as space is limited. 9121 Old Harford Road, Parkville. Free with virtual registration 

3/30: Patapsco Valley State Park
Celebrate the season with this hunt against the backdrop of Patapsco Valley State Park. Choose your ticket option and RSVP online to enjoy a picnic with a take-away brunch box before collecting the prized eggs. The event will also feature a photo booth to capture your holiday memories. 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. $5-15

3/30: ResurrEGGtion Egg Hunt
Food, games, and photos with the Easter Bunny await participants of this family fun fest, which acts as a fundraiser for Cherry Hill’s Church of the Living God. From 2-4 p.m., celebrate with arts and crafts, family activities, and, of course, prizes during the egg hunt. 400 Reedbird Ave. $2 entry fee for kids

3/31: Maryland Party Boat Family Lunch and Egg Hunt
With a welcome from the Easter Bunny, tykes will be able to hop freely throughout this party boat to enjoy activities like face painting, arts and crafts, and balloon animal-making. The egg hunt will take place on shore at Middle River Landing Marina. Be sure to stick around for lunch, featuring kid favorites like chicken tenders, fish fingers, and mac and cheese, as well as mimosas for the grownups. 1901 Old Eastern Ave, Essex. $35-50