Hey all of you with kids! Señor Easter Bunny will be all over Chicago in a series of events sponsored by the Chicago Parks District. It’s a great opportunity to take the whole family out for fun activities! In addition to egg hunts, every park is hosting events like face painting, arts and craft projects, as well as 1-on-1 pictures with the bunny, provided you bring your camera.

April first, he’ll be in Hale Park starting at 11:30 am ($12 Children/Lunch w/activities – $6 Adults-Lunch), in Homan Square Park at 3:00 pm and on Altgeld Park at 4:00 pm (free)

The second, he’ll be in White (Willye B.) Park at 10:00 am ($4) and on Brands Park also at 10:00 am. (free). At 4:00 pm he’ll be at Piotrowski Park ($3) and at 4:30 pm at the Taylor-Lauridsen Playground Park (free)

On the third, the Bunny will be in the Berger Park Cultural Center at 10:00 am (free) at 11:00 am at the Clarendon Park Community Center (free) also at the Minuteman Park ($5) and also from 11:00 am at Loyola Park (free).

On the fourth, the Easter Bunny will be on board the “Spirit of Chicago Cruise” for brunch. You are invited to celebrate the holiday aboard the Spirit of Chicago with a scrumptious buffet, live DJ, dancing and a two hour festive celebration sailing along the lakefront! The cruise departs at noon. Tickets are $49.90 per adult (Kids age 3-11 1/2 off) you can reserve them online, or call 866.273.2469.

On the fifth, ehe egg-hunt is at the White House. Check out the oh-so-neat and environmentally friendly presidential eggs!

And speaking about eggs, following the egg-hunt of your choice, you can take the whole family to watch chicks being hatched at the “Eggs to Chicks” exhibit hosted by the Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview.

This exciting exhibit happens every year (this being the eleventh) and will be open to the public until May 10th. With 200 eggs being hatched throughout the exhibit, the chances of seeing a chicken crack an egg and peck his way out into the world are pretty high.

The Kohl Children’s Museum is in partnership with the Garfield Farm Inn and Museum and Heifer International in efforts to help increase the numbers of the rare Black Java and White Java chickens, which were endangered species in the late nineties.

Admission is $7.50 for children and adults; $6.50 for seniors and free for children 1 year and under. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (847) 832-6600 for more information. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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