Miami celebrates Easter like a pro. Here are the best events

I had a theory that Easter is no one’s favorite holiday. Safe to say, Miami proved me wrong with all the bunny-themed, pastel-colored events to commemorate the day.

Most of them cater to children, but there are a few for adults and even pets.

1. Eggs drop from the sky

Kids rush to collect easter eggs that have fallen from a helicopter during the Miami Gardens annual Easter family fun day in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Saturday, March 26.

Colorful eggs will fall from the sky with help from a helicopter a this Miami Gardens event. There will also be free food, music and fun for children.

Easter Family Fun Day
When: Saturday, April 15
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Rolling Oaks Park 18701 NW 17th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33056

18701 NW 17th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33056

2. Easter at the zoo

Kids can experience an assortment of live animals while searching for eggs this Easter. Zoo Miami is doing the holiday responsibly with biodegradable Easter eggs and special candy that helps save the planet from deforestation. Music, games and photos with the Easter Bunny will be available.

Egg Safari
When: Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Zoo Miami 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami 33177
Tickets: $17.95 for kids and $21.95 for adults at zoomiami.org

12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177

3. Rare animals plus the Easter Bunny

Twin orangutans gather Easter eggs during an Easter egg hunt at Jungle Island on Thursday April 1, 2010. At left is Peanut with sister Pumpkin.

Treat your kid to acres of bounce houses at Jungle Island’s Mega Egga Hunt. The three-day event will feature scavenger hunts and special appearances from the Easter Bunny.

Mega Egga Hunt
When: Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami 33132
Tickets: General admission is $39.95 for adults and $32.95 for kids

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132

4. Easter in the park

Three year old Kassandra Mollinedo collecting egg’s during an Easter egg hunt at Hialeah, Goodlet Park, at 4200 West Eigth Avenue, Saturday, April 23rd, 2011.

With more than 500,000 Easter eggs and live entertainment, Hialeah promises fun for the whole family.

Hialeah Eggstravaganza
When: Saturday, April 15
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Gooflet Park 4200 W 8th Ave. Hialeah 33012
Tickets: $15 all-access wristband, $5 for egg hunt access, $5 for the bounce house and $12 for the rides at eventbrite.com

4200 W 8th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012

5. Aquarium exhibits plus an Easter parade

With her mom, right, and big brother Sebastian, 5, nearby, 18-month-old Gabriela Garcia Aguilera of Miami gathers colorful eggs during an egg hunt on Friday, April 3, 2015 during Miami Seaquarium’s BunnyPalooza.

You could see all the exhibits at the Miami Seaquarium and take your kid to multiple Easter egg hunts at BunnyPalooza. The event also has the largest Easter parade in the region.

BunnyPalooza
When: Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Miami Seaquarium 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne 33149
Tickets: $25 at miamiseaquarium.com

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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