The tulips are blooming, new Easter outfits are in the closet, and chocolate bunnies are peeking out of Easter baskets. There's only one thing missing -- Easter egg hunts!
Here are some egg hunts scheduled this week around the Wasatch Front.
West Valley City Family Fitness Center » will hold a series of Easter related activities: On April 10 at 9 p.m., children 13-16 are invited to a flashlight hunt at Centennial Park West Softball Complex, 5405 W. 3100 South. On April 11, children 12 and younger can join an outdoor hunt at 8:30 a.m. at the center, 5414 W. 3100 South, followed by breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 9 a.m.; cost is $5, $4 for kids 4-11, $2 for kids 1-4. There will also be an Easter Egg Plunge on April 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the center pool; cost is $2 for members, $3 for others. For more information, call 801-955-4000.
Salt Lake County
Hogle Zoo » will host a special Breakfast with the Bunny buffet on April 11 and 12 at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City. Zoo staff will give an up-close look at small animals throughout breakfast; the Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures. Tickets are $18 ($16 for members), $16 ($14 for members) for kids 3-12 and seniors, $10 for kids 2 and younger, which also includes admission to the rest of the zoo. Call 801-584-1769.
Tracy Aviary » hosts Aviary Eggsplorations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Activities include an educational and environmental egg hunt, as well as bird shows, crafts and face painting. Admission is $5, $4 for students, $3 for kids 4-12, free for members and children 3 and younger.
Wheeler Historic Farm » 6351 S. 900 East, Murray, invites families to an Easter carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be an Easter parade, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, bounce houses and more. Admission is $2. For information, call 801-264-2241 or visit http://www.wheelerfarm.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.wheelerfarm.com.
South Salt Lake » An egg hunt is at 10 a.m. at Granite Park Middle School, 3050 S. 200 East, South Salt Lake. Kids 2-12 will be divided into age groups. The Easter Bunny will be on site for pictures and prizes. For details, call 801-412-3217.
The Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau » An Easter egg hunt for kids 10 and younger is at the center, 90 S. West Temple. While kids look for eggs, parents can hunt for information on museums, hikes, day trips and other family entertainment. For more information, visit http://www.VisitSaltLake.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.VisitSaltLake.com.
Franklin Covey Baseball Field » Egg hunt at 8 a.m. at the field, 1300 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City.
West Valley City » CrossPoint Church hosts an Easter Eggstravaganza at 11 a.m. at Truman Elementary, 4700 S. 3200 West. For information, call 801-963-2613.
Taylorsville » Easter Egg hunts for ages 12 and younger begin at 9 a.m. at Valley Regional Park (ballpark), 5200 S. 2700 West ,and the T. John Labrum Park, 1850 W. 6100 South. For information, visit http://www.taylorsvillecity.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.taylorsvillecity.com.
West Jordan » An Easter egg hunt is at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (southwest area by the Gene Fullmer Fitness & Recreation Center), 8015 S. 2200 West.
South Jordan City Park » 11000 S. Redwood Road, will hold an Easter egg hunt for children up to age 12 at 9 a.m. Call 801-254-3048, or visit http://www.southjordancity.org" Target="_BLANK">http://www.southjordancity.org.
Draper City Park » 12500 S. 1300 East, will hold a hunt at 9 a.m.
Cottonwood Heights » Kids 3-12 are invited to an egg hunt at Butler Park Fields, 2700 E. 7500 South, at 9 a.m.
Murray Park » Easter activities will be at the softball park, 330 E. Vine St. An egg hunt is at 8:30 a.m., followed by egg decorating and an "H2O Splash Easter Egg Hunt" at noon at the Park Center for $1. For details, call 801-264-2614 or visit http://www.murray.utah.gov" Target="_BLANK">http://www.murray.utah.gov.
Herriman » An Easter egg hunt for children 12 and younger is at 10 a.m. at W&M Butterfield Park, 14200 S. 6400 West.
Eccles Dinosaur Park » 1544 E. Park Blvd., Ogden, invites you to its egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $7, $6 for seniors and students 13-17, $5 for kids 2-12, 1 and younger are free. For more information, call 801-393-3466.
Antelope Island Park » 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse, will hold a hunt for children 12 and younger. Other activities include a fish pond, face painting, pictures with the Easter bunny, gunny -sack races and prizes. For questions, call 801-649-5742.
Clearfield Aquatic Center » Children 5-14 are invited to swim and splash during an "Easter Egg Dive" from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The center is at 825 S. State St. Cost is $5. For information, call 801-525-2640.
Farmington Main Park » announces an egg hunt for kids 12 and younger at 10 a.m. at the park, 100 S. Main St.
Kaysville » An egg hunt is at 10 a.m. at Barnes Park, 950 W. 200 North.
Thanksgiving Point » 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, announces its 11th Easter Eggstreme from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Electric Park. Cost is $8, $3 for adults and includes activities such as pony and train rides, arts and crafts, face painting, fishpond and more in addition to the actual hunt. For questions, call 801-768-2300 or visit http://www.thanksgivingpoint.org" Target="_BLANK">http://www.thanksgivingpoint.org.
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum » 50 W. Capitol Ave., Fillmore, invites kids to its annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Children will be divided into age groups.
Other Easter activities
Wellsville » Baby Animals, a fair featuring a host of new born animals, is April 9-11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the American West Heritage Center, 4025 South Highway 89-91, Wellsville. To celebrate the coming of spring, there will be a petting zoo, a scavenger hunt for kids and other festival activities. This year, special guest Mark Walton, Disney animator and the voice of Rhino the Hamster in the recent movie "Bolt," will be at the festival. He will sign posters and autographs, chat with fans and give workshops on drawing and animating animals. Tickets are $8, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and children 3-18, and free for kids 3 and younger. For more information, visit http://www.awhc.org" Target="_BLANK">http://www.awhc.org.
West Valley City » "Easter Eggs-travaganza: A Celebration of Artisan Eggshell Carvings" will be on display at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, through April 30. Creations are from quail eggs, ostrich eggs and other varieties. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For questions, call 801-965-5108 or visit http://www.culturalcelebration.org" Target="_BLANK">http://www.culturalcelebration.org.
Compiled by Alicia Greenleigh