It’s time for kids in Boston to break out the Easter baskets, because it's egg hunting season! We’ve rounded up some options for Easter egg hunts that take place in diverse locations - both indoors and outside - including parks, farms, the zoo, local businesses, and even a carousel.
Most of the egg hunts are for little ones only, but there are plenty of other festive activities for older kids and parents, like games, crafts, refreshments and visits with the Easter Bunny.
OUTDOOR EGG HUNTS
Egg Hunt - Fallon Field, Roslindale Village
Thanks to Roslindale Village Main Streets, children ages 2-6 can join the Easter Bunny to hunt for 5,000 treat-filled eggs hidden throughout Fallon Field in Roslindale. Bring a basket or bag to collect eggs. Children under 12 and families can join the parent/child egg toss, bunny hop races, and arts and crafts. Free
Spring Egg Hunt - Titus Sparrow Park, Boston
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Titus Sparrow Park features fun activities for all, including refreshments (coffee for moms and dads), arts and crafts tables, cookie creation station, and egg hunt for kids in three ages groups: 0-3, 4-6, and 7 and up.
Annual Spring Egg Scramble - Now Parade - Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester
This event has been changed from an Spring Egg Scramble to an Spring Egg Parade due to wet fields. Kids can still collect eggs, but along a short parade route that will keep them drier.
The DCR and Phillips Candy House celebrate the annual egg hunt. There are over 10,000 eggs for kids ages 4-8 to find, and many special surprises. Free
Beeping Egg Hunt - Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown
Saturday 3/28/15 (rain date 3/29)
The Perkins School for the Blind and the Massachusetts Association of Parents of the Visually Impaired (MAPVI) offer a Beeping Egg Hunt for visually impaired children (pictured). Children who find the special eggs hidden in each section win prizes, and there are goody bags for all participants. A special accessible area for children in strollers or wheelchairs is also available. So cool! Free
Spring Bunny Hop - Assembly Row, Somerville
Saturday 3/28/15 Rescheduled to Sunday 3/29/15
The morning of free activities includes Easter crafts from 10am to 11am, an Easter Egg Hunt (with more than 2,000 eggs) at 10:45am, a Bunny Hop Parade at 11am, and free pictures with the Easter Bunny throughout. (And if you're thinking about checking out the LEGOLAND Discovery Center while you're at Assembly Row, get the inside scoop before you go.) Free
Easter Egg Dash - Paragon Carousel, Hull
The popular Easter Egg Dash starts at 12:30pm sharp! Colored eggs full of candy are scattered all around the lawn that rings the Paragon Carousel. How may can your basket hold?
Winslow Farm Easter Egg Hunt - Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, Norton
Saturdays & Sundays from 3/15/15 - 4/5/15
The Winslow Nature Trail holds hidden Easter treasures just waiting to be found by children (ages 1-8). Be sure to look for the Easter Bunny along the path (or a kitty or two!) Adults $10; Children $5
Egg-cellent Easter Adventure - Appleton Farms, Ipswich
Kids can learn about the cycle from egg to chicken as they take the "Egg-cellent" Quest around the farmstead, collecting Easter eggs and learning as they go. Enjoy refreshments in the Carriage Barn, visit with farm animals, and play games in the stone paddock. BYOB (That is, bring your own basket). Register in advance. $25 per family
Egg Hunt Safari - Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Pick up a Egg Scavenger Hunt Card and follow the clues to different locations around the Zoo to claim your eggs. When your hunting is through, turn your eggs in at a redemption station for a prize. Other festivities during the day include entertainment, activities and games, character meet and greets, music and animal "egg" enrichment. Free with zoo admission
INDOOR EGG HUNTS
Faneuil Hall Easter Egg Hunt - Quincy Market, Boston
Starting at 10am, kids can head to the Upper Rotunda in Quincy Market to pick up an Easter basket and clue sheet to find out which businesses are hiding eggs. They then roam around the marketplace to discover hidden treats and treasures. Free; register in advance to reserve a basket
Easter Stories and Egg Hunt - Harvard Coop, Cambridge
Children listen to stories about Easter, color, make a craft, and go on an egg hunt (ages 1-6 only). Free
Cambridge Community Eggstravaganza - Cambrige Y
The afternoon features games, music, an enormous Easter egg hunt (held indoors this year), and a whole lot of fun for the family. Free; register in advance
Easter Egg Hunt - Bass Pro Shops, Foxborough
Saturdays and Sundays, 3/28/15-4/5/15
Registration begins at 1:30pm at the main entrance of Bass Pro Shops in Foxborough. Hunt starts promptly at 2pm. Find 5 eggs and return to registration for candy. Ages 2-10. Free
Amazing Eggs at the Harvard Museum of Natural History - Cambridge
It's not an official Easter egg hunt, but families can explore the Harvard Museum of Natural History to search out its stunning display of egg diversity - specimens of living birds that range in size from the tiny hummingbird egg to a 3.3-pound ostrich egg, up to the basketball-sized egg of the extinct Elephant Bird. (Now that was an egg that Horton could have been proud of!) Note that all MA residents are admitted free, with ID, from 9am - 12pm on Sunday mornings (HMNH is open on Easter Sunday).
Photo by Anna Miller, courtesy of Perkins School for the Blind
Originally published 3/2012 and updated 3/2013 and 3/2014 by Audrey T. Revised 3/2015.