Chicago Area Easter Egg Hunts 2017

Colorful Easter egg frame against a white wood background

Why did the Easter egg hide?

Because he was a little chicken!

Yuk, yuk, yuk. It’s time for some springtime hide and seek and here are just some of the places you can take the kids to hunt for eggs for Easter.

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

Eggstravaganza 2017 – Northcenter Town Square and business on and around Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

  • Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt at local businesses, Easter Bunny, and refreshments

North Suburbs

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

  • April 8-16; Easter egg hunt on April 15 at 2:00 pm
  • Free
  • Register for egg hunt April 15 between 1:30 pm-2:00 pm
  • For ages 2-10
  • Trade in 5 eggs for candy

Night Owl Egg Hunt – Willow Stream Park, Buffalo Grove

  • Wednesday, April 12 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 15 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

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

  • Thursday, April 13 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • $12/resident, $18/non-resident; adults free
  • Pre-registration required
  • Egg hunt in the pool; bring bathing suit and basket

Flashlight Egg Hunt – Wilder Park, 175 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst

  • Thursday, April 13 at 8:00 pm
  • Free
  • For ages 11-16
  • Eggs filles with candy, gift cards, and other prizes

Egg Hunt in Wilder Park – Wilder Park, 175 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst

  • Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 am
  • Free

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

  • Friday, April 14 at 10:00 am
  • $9/residents, $10/non-residents; must pre-register at the park district
  • Bring/wear a bathing suit, a towel, and a container for eggs

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

  • Saturday, April 15 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

  • Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 am-11:00 am
  • FREE
  • For ages 2-8

Pool Egg Hunt – Olympic Indoor Swim Center, 660 N. Ridge Avenue, Arlington Heights

  • Friday, April 14 at 6:00 pm
  • $9 for residents; $14 for non-residents
  • 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 15 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

  • April 8-16; Easter egg hunt on April 15 at 2:00 pm
  • Free
  • Register for egg hunt April 15 between 1:30 pm-2:00 pm
  • For ages 2-10
  • Trade in 5 eggs for candy

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

  • Saturday, April 15 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • FREE
  • Indoor and outdoor egg hunts with more than 15,000 eggs, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, petting zoo, juggler, games, prizes, snacks, caricature artist, and more

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