Easter weekend is travel time for a lot of people, family time for others, and spring break time for still more. If you’re trying to get out of the house this weekend or over the school break, there’s more than just egg hunts going on. We’ve selected a few of both options below:
▪ For lots of schools, this marks the start of spring break. Accordingly, Marbles Kids Museum’s Spring Break Blast lasts from Friday through April 3 and features science and tech-oriented creative activities. The Raleigh museum is closed Easter Sunday, but has special hours the following week (check the website). Admission is $5, with those under 12 months getting in free. Visit marbleskidsmuseum.org.
▪ Earlier this month, Durham’s Museum of Life and Science added two little cows to its Farmyard exhibit: Dusty and Dallas. With a maximum height of 42 inches, these Miniature Herefords are kid-sized! See them at the museum during its usual hours - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs between $11 and $16, with kids 2 and under getting in free. Visit lifeandscience.org.
▪ We included this in last week’s egg hunt roundup, but Saturday’s massive Raleigh Easter egg hunt on downtown’s Halifax Mall bears another mention. Hunts start every half hour between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are divided by age. Water will be provided, but bring your own basket. Find full info at RaleighEaster.com.
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▪ It’s the last weekend of J.C. Raulston Arboretum’s annual egg hunt, an unconventional take that mixes the Easter tradition with a word scramble. No registration is needed, and your family can embark on this free, self-guided hunt Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m. Visit jcra.ncsu.edu or contact Elizabeth Overcash at 919-513-7011 with any questions.
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