Easter Eggs Hunts 2015

Easter Egg Hunts 2015

Although it seemed like it would never arrive, Spring is here (well, almost!) and Easter is approaching. Grab some baskets (and maybe swimsuits or flashlights) and search for some colorful Easter eggs. These are just some of the hunts in Chicago and the suburbs. Have a favorite one that’s not listed? Let me know and I’ll add it!

Many of the hunts and events listed below require pre-registration so be sure to plan ahead. It’s always a good idea to bring a bag or basket to collect eggs and a camera to catch all those special moments. Egg hunts can end quickly so be sure you’re there EARLY to avoid disappointment. I do my best to provide accurate information, but please double check details by calling ahead or visiting the website for the event. Good luck hunting!

Chicago

Events at Chicago Park District – various locations

Easter Egg-stravaganza – Lincoln Park Zoo

  • Saturday, April 4 from 8:30 am-10:00 am
  • $20 for ages 12 and older ($15 for members), $40 for children 2-12 ($35 for members)
  • Register online; tickets sales end at 5:00 pm on March 31
  • Pancake breakfast, Easter Bunny, egg hunt, crafts, animal viewing, education learning stations, and complimentary rides on the carousel and train

Eggstravaganza 2015 – Northcenter Town Square and business on and around Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

  • Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt at local businesses, Easter Bunny, refreshments, and Spring Ahead Hat Contest

Egg Hunt in Storyland – Bubbles Academy, 1504 N. Fremont Street, Chicago

  • Saturday, April 4 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, and 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • $30 per child; adults and children younger than 4 months are free
  • Registration is required
  • Egg hunt, snacks, music, special characters, and a 15-minute photo session

North Suburbs

Easter Activities at Bass Pro Shop – 709 Janes Ave, Bolingbrook6112 W. Grand Ave, Gurnee

  • March 28-April 5
  • FREE
  • Easter egg hunt, crafts available on weekends; Easter Bunny available for photos every day

Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt – Wolff’s Flea Market, 1775 N. Rand Road, Palatine

  • Saturday, March 29 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Egg hunt, Easter Bunny, facepainting, balloons, magic show

Night Owl Egg Hunt – Willow Stream Park, Buffalo Grove

  • Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 pm
  • $5/resident, $6/non-resident
  • Pre-registration required
  • For ages 5-12
  • Flashlight egg hunt; bring flashlight and basket

Habitat Park Egg Hunt – Kohl Children’s Museum

  • Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Museum admission+ $5
  • Outdoor egg hunt with candy, toys, and a gift certificate for a museum membership

Eggstravaganza Trail – Belvidere Park, 412 S. Louis, Waukegan

  • Saturday, April 4  from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • FREE
  • For ages 2-13
  • Easter egg hunt, activities, Easter Bunny

West Suburbs

Bunny Bash – Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg

  • Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • $12/child, $15/child day of event. Pre-registration recommended by March 27.
  • Egg hunts, photo with the bunny, games, crafts, moon jumps, concessions, pony rides, and a petting zoo

Great Egg Scramble – Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Avenue, Wheaton

  • Saturday, March 28 from 9:20 am-11:00 am with separate start times for different ages
  • $12/resident, $15/non-resident. For ages 2-11. Registration required.
  • Egg hunt; bring a basket

Underwater EGGstravaganza – The Water Works, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg

  • Thursday, April 2 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • $12/resident, $18/non-resident; adults free
  • Call for information
  • Egg hunt in the pool; bring bathing suit and basket

Aqua Egg Hunt – Splash Central Indoor Aquatic Center, 696 W. Stearns, Bartlett

  • Friday, April 3 at 10:00 am
  • $8/residents, $10/non-residents; must register at the park district
  • Check-in begins at 9:30 am
  • Bring/wear a bathing suit, a towel, and a container for eggs

The Great Easter Egg Hunt – Stratford Square Mall, 152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale

  • Friday, April 3 at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and Noon
  • Ages 1-3 years at 10:00 am, 4-6 at 11:00 am, and 7-10 at Noon
  • Registration required
  • Egg hunt, entertainment, and treats

Easter Egg Hunt – Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

  • Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 am-Noon
  • FREE; $5 parking
  • No registration required
  • Easter craft ($2 fee), Easter Bunny, visit with animals, Easter egg hunt
  • This is an all-ages event that will run continuously from 9:00 am to Noon

Egg Hunt – Wilder Park, 175 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst

  • Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 am
  • FREE
  • For ages 1-10

Spring Egg-stravaganza – Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville 

  • Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 am & Noon
  • $11/resident, $17/non-resident. Pre-registration required. For ages 2-5.
  • Games, stories, crafts, and an egg hunt. Bring a basket.

Northwest Suburbs

Easter Egg Hunt – Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S. Pine Street, Mount Prospect

  • Sunday, March 29 at Noon
  • FREE
  • For ages 2-7
  • Egg hunt with 5,000 eggs, the Easter Bunny

Easter Egg Hunt – Lippold Park, 800 IL Route 176, Crystal Lake

  • Saturday, March 28 at 11:30 am
  • $3/child, payable at the hunt; no registration required
  • Easter egg hunt and Easter Bunny will visit

Pool Egg Hunt – Arlington Heights Park District pool, 410 N. Arlington Height Road, Arlington Heights

  • Friday, April 3 at 6:00 pm
  • Hunts for ages 2-4 begin at 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm, and for age 5-7 at 6:30 pm
  • Wear a bathing suit – hunt takes place in the pool; stay after to meet the Easter Bunny and swim
  • Registration required

Easter EGGstravaganza – The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, 1301 S. Grove Ave, Barrington

  • Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 am-11:30 am
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt, Easter stories, games, crafts, Chick-Fil-A cow

Annual Egg Hunt – Deicke Park, 12015 Mill Street, Huntley

  • Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 am
  • FREE

South Suburbs

Easter Activities at Bass Pro Shop – 709 Janes Ave, Bolingbrook

  • March 28-April 5
  • FREE
  • Easter egg hunt, crafts available on weekends; Easter Bunny available for photos every day

Flashlight Egg Hunt – Van Horn Woods, Lily Cache Road north of Caton Farm Road, Plainfield

  • Friday, March 27 at 8:00 pm
  • $5/resident child, $6.50/non-resident child
  • Registration required by noon March 26
  • Bring a flashlight

“Egg”-citing Activities – Clow Stevens, 16650 S. Lily Cache Rd, Plainfield

  • Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 am
  • $5/resident child, $6.50/non-resident child;registration deadline March 26
  • Easter Bunny, crafts, snack, egg hunt; bring a basket and a camera

Egg Hunt with Peter – Commissioners Park, 21972 S. 80th Avenue, Frankfort

  • Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 pm
  • FREE
  • For ages 1-7
  • Meet Peter Cottontail while hunting for eggs; each child will receive a bag of candy

Easter Egg Hunt – Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1910 Black Road, Joliet

  • Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt, refreshments, and raffle

Bunny Hop – Downtown Tinley Park

  • Sunday, March 29 from Noon – 3:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt, take photos with the Easter Bunny, DJ, games

Easter Egg Roundup – The Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park

  • Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • $22 per child age 9 and younger; parents and older siblings are free
  • Advanced tickets purchase is required
  • Egg hunt, horseback riding, egg decorating, and farm animal viewing
  • Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase

Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt – The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood

  • Saturday, April 4 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • FREE
  • Indoor and outdoor egg hunts with more than 11,000 eggs, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, petting zoo, juggler, games, prizes, snacks, caricature artist, and more

Indiana

Easter “EGG”stavaganza – Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court Street, Crown Pointe, IN

  • Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 am
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt with 200,000 eggs, inflatables, face painting, and two helicopter candy drops

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