Ready, Set, Scramble for Eggs! Peter Cottontail will be busy come Easter weekend. Check out a number of fun-filled events happening on Easter weekend across South Florida. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, your camera and an Easter basket, if required.
Miami Seaquarium's Bunny Palooza
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Join the fun on Friday, April 6, Saturday, April 7 or Sunday, April 8 for Bunny-Palooza, a hip-hopping weekend of Easter egg hunts, parades and more. The event features a big Easter Parade everyday at 12: 30 p.m. Enjoy continuous Easter Egg Hunts and five acres of adrenaline pumping fun with bounce houses, 'Giant Fun Slide,' Rock Climbing Wall and Euro Bungee jump. Plus, bunny hoppers will enjoy heaps of candies, prizes and other surprises. In addition to the park's regular shows, check out 5 acres of rides, slides, music, bounce houses, live music and more.
Cost is included in the price of regular admission; $37.95 for adults, plus tax. Children ages three to 9-years-old is $27.95, plus tax. To purchase tickets online click here. For a coupon with $8 off admission for up to 6 people, click here.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
April 6-8, 2012
Join in on the fun at Jungle Island. Enjoy daily Easter Egg Hunts, pie-eating contests, arts and crafts stations, animal encounters and bounce houses, face painting and visits from special characters.
Egg hunts are held continuously between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are for children 10-years-old and under.
Admission is $5 for children (3-10) with purchase of adult admission of $29.95. This event benefits Children First at University of Miami.
To purchase tickets online, visit their ticket site.
In addition, join Jungle island for their Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 8. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet in addition to their full day of Easter fun. The brunch is from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult tickets are $48 and $35 for children (3 to 10-years-old). Prices include discounted park admission, brunch and tax. Online reservations are required by April 2. Click here to make reservations.
Egg Safari at Zoo Miami
Zoological Society of Florida
12400 S.W. 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177
Join Zoo Miami from at their annual Egg Safari on Saturday and Sunday, April 7and 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's a magical day at Zoo Miami with continuous egg safaris, fun activities, the Easter Bunny, and more for kids 12 years old and under.
Adults 13 years and older is $15.95. Children three to 12-years-old is $11.95. Admission for children 2 and under is free.
Tickets may also be purchased online by clicking here.
The animals will also get special treats in honor of the holiday. See schedule below:
- 10:30 a.m.: Saturday, the Bengal tigers will receive papier maché bunnies.
- 11:30 a.m.: Orangutans receive hard boiled Easter eggs
- 12:30 p.m.: Meerkats receive painted treat boxes
- 1:00 p.m.: Asian elephants receive Easter baskets with coconut eggs inside
- 1:45 p.m.: Chimpanzees receive hard boiled Easter eggs
- 2:00 p.m.: Gorillas receive hard boiled Easter eggs
- 2:30 p.m.: Sun bears receive on Saturday coconuts painted like Easter eggs and on Sunday papier maché eggs
- 3:00 p.m.: African elephants – "egg hunt" painted coconuts and other treats hidden in yard
So don't miss a minute of the fun!
Sunny Isles Beach's Eggs Scramble
Pelican Community Park
18115 North Bay Road, Sunny Isles
Save the date for Saturday, April 7, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and visit Pelican Community Park for the city's 10th annual Egg Scramble. Children ages 12 and under are invited to bring their baskets and scramble through thousands of beach balls to find their candy-filled eggs.
More than 10,000 candy-filled eggs will be hidden under a sea of 3,000 brightly colored beach balls. The baseball field will be divided into four age groups with one simultaneous egg hunt at 10 a.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
Coconut Creek Eggstravaganza
5050 Wiles Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Coconut Creek will host a large Easter egg hunt that is said to be South Florida's largest FREE egg hunt. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012, there will be more than 60,000 eggs used in egg hunts for infants, toddlers and older children. Bring a basket to collect the eggs! This event is for the entire family with free bounce houses, refreshments, food and lots of fun. PRE-REGISTER on the website at www.eggstravaganza.org to reserve your family's spot in all the fun and be entered in a drawing to win a MEGA prize.
Pembroke Shores and Pembroke Pines
Join in on the fun Saturday, April 7 at 9:00 a.m. for a free egg hunt. There will be 52,000 eggs between two locations:
- Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Blvd.
- Pembroke Shores Park, 501 SW 172nd Ave.
In addition to the egg hunt, which begins promptly at 9 a.m., there will be face painting, a bounce house, balloon animals, and a special visit from Peter Rabbit! There will also be fun for the adults. Please remember to bring your cameras and Easter baskets!
For more information call (954) 435-6525
Deerfield Beach's Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
This egg hunt will be held on Thursday, April 5 for Children 7–14 years old, so bring your flashlights and get ready for the hunt of your life. The hunt begins at 8 p.m. but the exact start time will depend on darkness. Search the park for over 7,500 prize-filled eggs. Find the "SPECIAL EGGS" to receive exciting gifts and prizes.
Deerfield Beach Egg-Stravaganza
445 SW 2nd Street
Deerfield Beach also hosts a free egg-stravaganza on Saturday, April 7 at Westside Park. Children ages 10 & under are invited to take part. Over 5,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes will be scattered throughout the park. Prizes will be given for "Special Eggs" in each of the age groups. Age groups are divided into 3 years & under, 4-6 years, and 7-10 years.
Start time is 6:00 p.m.
Weston Regional Park
20200 Saddle Club Rd.
Cooper City Sports Complex
10500 Stirling Road 33026
Cooper City, Fl
(Corner of Stirling & Palm)
1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Davie's 32nd Annual Spring Festival, Egg Hunt & International Mult-Ethnic Festival
4005 Hiatus Road
The Town of Davie will again host their International Multi-Ethnic Festival on Saturday, April 7, in conjunction with the Annual Spring Egg Hunt. The Festival will feature many diversified and multi-ethnic displays, cultural entertainment and hands-on activities for the entire family.
Free activities include animal farm, giant slides, hay rides, bounce houses and a 30-foot climbing wall. Plus, have your picture taken with Peter Cottontail, who will arrive by a fire engine.
The event starts at 10 a.m. sharp and ends shortly after. Ages for the hunt: 0 to 3, 4 to 5 and 6 to 8-years only. There will be prizes for all special eggs found and free candy for all kids participating.
Click here for egg hunt rules.
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