Hop To It! The 5 Best Easter Egg Hunts

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The Easter Bunny is coming to town to take socially-distant selfies with you and hide some colorful, treat-filled eggs at locations convenient to DC. Whether you want to roar into spring with a dino-themed hunt, take a dip while swimming for eggs or celebrate the holiday surrounded by animals, there’s an option for you. Make sure to have baskets and cameras on hand and hop over to one of these five events.

Leesburg Animal Park's Easter Egg Hunt

Spend an afternoon with an African-Crested Porcupine, White-Handed Gibbons, two adorable sloths and other exotic animals while you gather up Easter Eggs at this Loudoun-based petting zoo. 

Editor's note: This event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable; in the event you can not attend, tickets can be redeemed for weekday admission. 

Cost: $15.95/adults, $18.95/children
When: Mar. 27, 28 and April 3 & 4
Where: Leesburg Animal Park, 19246 James Monroe Hwy Leesburg, VA
Online: leesburganimalpark.com

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Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Enjoy a dino-themed egg hunt at Hidden Oaks Nature Center's Dinoland. This 45-minute program lets littles stomp around a Jurassic Easter egg hunt. Reserve your space NOW; this event has limited capacity due to COVID restrictions. 

Cost: $10
When: Mar. 27-28, April 3 & 5
Where: 7701 Royce S., Annandale, VA
Online: fxva.com

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Easter Egg Hunt at Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

Spend an afternoon hunting for Easter Eggs in Alexandria's Lee-Fendall garden. Sessions are offered on-the-hour, from 11 a.m until 4 p.m. Participants must wear masks and provide their own baskets. 

Cost: $15/children 2-12; $5/adults; free/under 2
When: April 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria, VA
Online: eventbrite.com

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Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard

Admission includes time to jump on the orchard’s jumping pad, a hayride down the Bunny Trail, a hunt for colorful eggs, giant slides, pedal tractors, a visit with the Country Bunny and a goodie basket to take home. 

Editor's note: Easter eggs are NOT filled, but children under 12 will leave with a goody bag. 

Cost: $10/person 
When: Mar. 27, 28, 30, 31 and April 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11
Where: 22200 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown, MD
Online: butlersorchard.com

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Underwater Egg Hunt

Dive in to Easter fun at the Reston Community Center. Children under 9 can scoop up Easter eggs floating on the pool's surface while strong swimmers can show off their swimming skills by diving down to grab the eggs on the bottom of the pool. Children as young as 6 mo. can participate with an adult. A limited number of life jackets are available. 

Cost: $4/Reston resident, $8/Non-Reston resident 
When: Mar. 27, 12:30-2:30 p.m
Where: Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, VA
Online: restoncommunitycenter.com

—Meghan Yudes Meyers, Stephanie Kanowitz and Ayren Jackson-Cannady

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