Chicago Area Easter Egg Hunts 2016

Chicago Area Easter Egg Hunts 2016

Spring! Easter! They’re nearly here. Whether the Chicago weather gets the message or not, head outside (or inside, or into the pool, in some cases) to search for some 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!


Events at Chicago Park District – various locations

Easter Egg-stravaganza – Lincoln Park Zoo

  • Saturday, March 26 from 8:00 am-10:00 am
  • $19 for ages 16 and older ($15 for members), $39 for children 2-15 ($35 for members)
  • Register online; tickets sales end at 5:00 pm on March 25
  • Brunch buffet, Easter Bunny, egg hunts, crafts, music, animal viewing, educational activities, and complimentary rides on the carousel and train

Eggstravaganza 2016 – Northcenter Town Square and business on and around Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

  • Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt at local businesses, Easter Bunny, refreshments, and Spring Ahead Hat Contest

Egg Hunt in the Chocolate Factory – Bubbles Academy, 1504 N. Fremont Street, Chicago

  • Saturday, March 26 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, treats, art projects, open play

North Suburbs

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

  • Details to be announced

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

  • Sunday, March 20 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Egg hunt, Easter Bunny, magic show, crafts, and more

Night Owl Egg Hunt – Willow Stream Park, Buffalo Grove

  • Wednesday, March 23 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, March 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Museum admission+ additional ticket required (sold at ticketing desk on the day of the event)
  • Outdoor egg hunt with candy, toys, and a gift certificate for a museum membership

West Suburbs

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

  • Saturday, March 19 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • $12/child, $15/child day of event. Pre-registration recommended by March 18.
  • Egg hunts, photo with the bunny, games, crafts, moon jumps, concessions, pony rides, and a petting zoo

Busy Bunny Egg Hunt – Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Avenue, Wheaton

  • Saturday, March 19 from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm with separate start times for different ages
  • $12/resident, $15/non-resident. For ages 2-10. Registration required.
  • Egg hunt, activities, animals; bring a basket

Underwater Egg Hunt – Court Plus Pool, 186 S. West Ave, Elmhurst

  • Sunday, March 20 at 3:30 pm
  • $2.50 per child, $10 per adult. Courts Plus members are free.
  • Register online
  • Bring swim suit, towel, and waterproof basket

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

  • Thursday, March 24 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • $12/resident, $18/non-resident; adults free
  • Pre-registration required by March 23.
  • Egg hunt in the pool; bring bathing suit and basket

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

  • Friday, March 25 at 10:00 am
  • $9/residents, $10/non-residents; must pre-register at the park district
  • Check-in begins at 9:30 am
  • Bring/wear a bathing suit, a towel, and a container for eggs

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

  • Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 am-Noon
  • FREE; $5 parking
  • No registration required
  • Easter egg hunt, Easter craft ($3 fee), Easter Bunny, visit with animals, movie
  • This is an all-ages event that will run continuously from 9:00 am to Noon

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

  • Saturday, March 26 at 9:00 am & 10:30 am
  • $15/resident, $22/non-resident. Pre-registration required. For ages 2-5.
  • Games, crafts, snacks, photos with the Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt. Bring a basket.

Northwest Suburbs

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

  • Friday, March 18 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • $7 for residents, $10 for non-residents
  • Registration required
  • Flashlight Easter egg hunt, prizes, and pizza and a drink
  • Bring a basket & flashlight

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

  • Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 am
  • $9 for residents; $14 for non-residents
  • Hunts for ages 2-4 begin at 10:00 am and 10:30 am, and for age 5-7 at 10:15 am
  • Wear a bathing suit – hunt takes place in the pool; stay after to meet the Easter Bunny and swim
  • Registration required

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

  • Sunday, March 20 at Noon
  • FREE

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

  • Saturday, March 19 at 11:30 am
  • FREE; no registration required
  • Easter egg hunt, crafts, games, climbing tower, and the Easter Bunny. Bring a basket.

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

  • Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 am-11:30 am
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt, Easter stories, games, crafts, Chick-Fil-A cow, snacks

South Suburbs

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

  • Details to be announced

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt – Community Park, 8125 W. 171st Street, Tinley Park

  • Friday, March 18 from 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • FREE
  • For children 3-8 years old
  • Egg hunt, Easter Bunny
  • Bring a flashlight

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

  • Saturday, March 19 at 1:00 pm
  • FREE
  • For ages 1-8
  • 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 19 at 2:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt, music, and raffle

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

  • Thursday, March 24 from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • $6/resident child, $7.50/non-resident child
  • Registration required by noon March 23
  • Bring a flashlight & basket

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

  • Saturday, March 26 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 (8:00 am-11:00 am) and lunch (11:00 am-3:00 pm) will be available for purchase

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

  • Saturday, March 26 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

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

  • Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 am
  • $6/resident child, $7.50/non-resident child; registration deadline March 24
  • Easter Bunny, egg hunt, treats; bring a basket and a camera


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

  • Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 am
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt with 200,000 eggs, inflatables, face painting, and two helicopter candy drops

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