Spring is in the air! Though you may only be able to tell based on which allergens you are currently reacting to. You can celebrate our springtime holidays at locales all around town with family-friendly activities like egg hunts, experiments, animal encounters and more. Here are a few ideas:
1. Butterflies and cupcakes
Head to the Museum of Discovery and Science for Babies, Blooms & Butterflies with cupcake giveaways, fragrant flowers, butterfly release, Easter Egg Challenge and cameos by the Easter Bunny.
Apr. 7-8, noon-5 p.m. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale; $13 adults; $12 seniors; $11 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are and museum members are free.
2. Get scientific
Miami Science Museum will conduct some Egg-cellent Eggs-periments and host an Egg-citing Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. That’s a lot of egg puns, right? Well don’t get snarky because at least five of those eggs will have golden tickets which entitle the holder to an exciting swag bag from the museum store.
Apr. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave., Miami; Admission is free for MiaSci members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3 – 12, $10.95; adults are $14.95.
3. Party with Judy the Elephant
Jungle Island hosts its annual Easter Eggstravangaza, a three-day event benefitting Children First at UM Pediatrics featuring Easter egg hunts with over 50,000 eggs stuffed with more than 800 pounds of candy, toys and prizes. Don’t miss the pie-eating contests, arts & crafts stations, animal encounters and bounce houses and the Easter Bunny, who will be on hand to pose for pictures. But the real star isn’t some costumed bunny rabbit, friends. Judy the Elephant sets up temporary residence for the event and will be available for photos as well.
Apr. 6-8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; Child admission is $5 with a paying adult. Adult admission is $32.95.
Miami Seaquarium celebrates Easter with daily parades Friday-Sunday, complete with marching bands, strolling performers, costumed characters and, of course, the Easter Bunny. Bonus: The Grand Marshall is Victorious star Ariana Grande. Also, guests will enjoy continuous Easter egg hunts throughout the day, candy galore and five acres of adrenaline-pumping fun with bounce houses, Giant Fun Slide, rock climbing wall and prizes and surprises.
Apr. 6-8 from 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., parades start at 12:30 p.m. each day. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne; General admission is $39.95, $29.95 for children ages 3-9.
5. Egg Safari
Zoo Miami hosts continuous egg safaris, fun activities, visits from the Easter Bunny and more this weekend. Also, the animals will get in on the fun, receiving special holiday treats.
Apr. 7-8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Zoo Miami, 12400 S.W. 152 St., Miami; General admission is $15.95 per adult, $11.95 per child (3-12), free for children under two and zoo members.