Photo Credit: Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm & Garden Center

There is more than a hip and hop to meet the Easter Bunny, as the events are arranged in both educational and historical venues that highlight the culture of the Pittsburgh region. Get your cameras and baskets ready for egg hunts and visits with the all the Easter friends. Hop on the bunny trail to take a tour, make crafts, win prizes and interact with birds and animals. Interactive exhibits and displays make for a memorable Easter experience for the entire family.
Photos With Easter Bunny & Friends, Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza
National Aviary
700 Arch St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 323-7235

Dates: March 23 to 24, 29 to 31

Children and families may visit with the Easter Bunny and all the furry friends at the Aviary for a memorable photo. The children may romp about in the Rose Garden to hunt for the elusive eggs that will be a perfect place for their baskets. The best part of the activities is enjoying the displays, birds, penguins and all the sights and sounds to capture the interactivity of the National Aviary. All of this is available with the price of admission, and make sure to check back for more activities that will be added later. The special events include the visitation and photo session with the Easter Bunny and the Egg Hunt.

Bunny Trolley
Pittsburgh Trolley Museum
1 Museum Road
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 228-9256

Dates: March 22-24, 29-30

Hop aboard the Bunny Trolley for a ride of a lifetime to explore the history of the trolley service, and then partake in a photographic memory with the Easter Bunny. Children may try their expertise with crafts that are just the right time for the theme of the Easter season. An egg hunt is scheduled in the picnic area near the Trolley Museum. Tours of the trolley and the exhibits will give the children a hands-on experience to learn about the historical background of the trolley system. Families may jump on for shuttle rides or take a tour to view the photos and videos of the Trolley Museum for an educational learning experience.

Most “Egg-cellent” Egg Hunt
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15313
(412) 622-3131

Date: March 30

Children are in for a unique Easter experience and egg hunt at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and one that is an “egg-ceptional” learning adventure with egg-related activities.Children will work together with the professional staff members and learn about animals that lay eggs from all past time periods. The activities are intended to be a fun-filled experience, and children will have the opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt to earn prizes. The children will have the chance to touch the specimens to get an exhilarating education in natural history.

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Breakfast or Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640

Dates: March 23, 24, 30

Families will have an “egg-celent” experience at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium meeting the Easter Bunny and posing for pictures for a special individual session. There are craft tables where the children can decorate their own Easter cookies and make Easter decorations. The Zoo staff will help direct all the activities and help the children with their designs. The Easter Bunny Brunch and Lunch is a delicious array of food, drinks and treats that all family members will enjoy. The Easter Bunny and Zoo characters walk around the tables to interact with the families for an unforgettable experience. The Zoo staff members are scheduled to bring small animals that the children can learn about and even handle them. Call for reservations in advance for the breakfast and lunch brunch.

Easter Egg Hunt in Bunnyland
Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm & Garden Center
1120 Roosevelt Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-8270

Date: March 23-24, 29-30

An Easter outing at Reilly’s Garden Center at Summer Seat Farm to get a photo with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs make an excellent adventure for families. There are hayrides around the farm that will take the children to venues for face-painting and visits with the farm animals in Bunnyland. Children are awarded with Easter baskets after gathering the eggs or get involved with a coloring contest at the market area. The expanse of the farm and garden center affords the opportunity to take advantage of all the activities and to make a stop to purchase Easter flowers.

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