Easter Egg Hunts for Long Island Kids & Families 2016

Easter Egg Hunts and Events on Long Island

Easter will be here soon, and the Easter Bunny will be busy hopping through Long Island hiding thousands of colorful, treat-filled eggs. We've rounded up egg hunts and bunny visits in some of our favorite spots. We're glad to see so many venues have scheduled hunts by age to give both little kids and big kids a fair shot at filling their baskets. Remember to bring a basket (or a bag) for the kids to use to hold their collected treasures and pack your camera for Easter Bunny photo-ops. (If there's the threat of rain, be sure to give a call first.) And for more kid-friendly fun, be sure to check out our Long Island Events Calendar.

Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt
Le Play Cafe, 2465 Merrick Rd, Bellmore​
Sunday, March 6, 2016, two time slots
10:30am - 11:30am; 11:45am - 12:45pm
Cost: $25 per child/$10 per sibling
Ages: Crawlers - 5 years old

Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 2 sessions
Cost: $8/child. Reservations required.
Session I 11-11:45am; Session II 2-2:45pm. Inspect the Refuge egg and nest collection for ideas to create your own fun nest craft. You may want to bring a smock or an old shirt with you. We will decorate our own ‘nests’ and color and decorate hard-boiled eggs to take home. Ages 5-12.

Egg Hunt
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 2 sessions
Cost: $12/child. Reservations required.
Session I, 9:30-10:30am; Session II, 11am-12pm. Create a bunny craft and then hop on down Peter Cottontail’s Trail to a special spot on the Refuge for an egg hunt. Each child will receive a special gift. Ages 2-4.

Spring Eggstravaganza
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Dr., Garden City
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 6-9pm
Cost: $11/adults, $9/children.Hop on over to LICM for a special night at the Museum. Meet Peter Rabbit, explore egg decorating and create spring themed craft activities. Enjoy games and face painting. Decorate your own sweet treat and collect eggs as you hop from activity to activity. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a night filled with family fun. BONUS: Performers from National Circus Project will be in the LICM Theater showing off their “eggcellent” clowning, juggling, spinning and balancing skills. Showtimes are at 6:15pm, 7pm and 7:45pm Additional fee: $4 with EGGstravaganza admission; $3 LICM members with EGGstravaganza admission. All ages.

Breakfast With the Easter Bunny Egg Hunt
Pump It Up Great Neck
225 Community Dr., Great Neck
March 13, 19, 26, 27, 2016;9-11am
Cost: $19.95/child. $3.95 optional food add on option per person
Kids will have 70 minutes to bounce, play, search and collect exactly six Easter Eggs hidden around the arenas and inside the gigantic inflatables.

Easter Egg Hunt
Old Mill Nurseries, 1862 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12pm
Cost: Free
Egg hunt, prizes, goodie bags, pictures with Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera.

Egg Hunt
Belmont Lake State Park, Exit 38 off Southern State Parkway, North Babylon
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12-2pm
Cost: Free
Plastic eggs will be randomly placed throughout the picnic grove. All eggs will be filled with small candy. One egg hunt per age category will be conducted every 15 minutes. Age groups are 4 and under, 5-6 and 7-9. Activities include: Live small farm animal petting zoo, pony rides, environmental display, inflatable moon bounce (weather permitting), pictures with Spring Bunny and much more. This a free event. Don't forget to bring your camera and baskets for the kids.

Easter Egg Hunt
American Legion Hall, 22 Grove Place, Babylon
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 11am-2pm
Cost: Free
Register at the American Legion Hall and pick up clues and a collection bag. Use your list of clues to find the location, collect eggs and then come back to the American Legion to submit each ticket (each egg egg has a ticket). Pre-registration available.

The Mad Hatter Egg Hunt
Children's Museum of the East End, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2 sessions
10am-12pm and 1-3pm
$10/child (members free)
This egg hunt, sponsored by Dan's Papers, will be held both inside and outside of the museum. Healthy egg treats and crafts.

Spring Egg Hunt
Orient Beach State Park, Route 25, Orient
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 11am
Free egg hunt with prizes and refreshments. Parking fee.

Egg Hunt at Wood Kingdom
11 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2-4pm and Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5-7pm
Hang out with the Easter Bunny, play on bouncers, eat pizza and have a fun egg hunt. This event is for six years old and younger. Reservations required. Only at the Farmingdale Wood Kingdom location.

Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt
@Play Amusements, 229 Route 110, Farmingdale
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6-8pm
Everything Special Needs presents: Indoor roller coaster, arcade games, bounce houses, laser tag, bumper cars, unlimited rides, pizza, drinks and $4 in tokens.

Spring Egg Hunt
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10:30am-12pm
All ages
Free with paid admission
Kids of all ages are invited to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery for an egg hunt. Bring your own basket and collect eggs filled with both treats for kids and treats for the fish. Call 516-692-6768 for information.

The Caumsett Foundation's Annual Egg Hunt
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 11am
All ages

Spring Eggstravaganza
Fraser Park, Fraser Avenue, Merrick
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 11am (Rain date: Sunday, March 27)
Cost: Suggested donation of $1/child.
The Egg Hunt will begin at 11am sharp and will be followed by a Matzos Beach Ball Toss. Don't forget to bring your own basket to bring your goodies home.

Benner’s Farm
56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket
Saturday, March 26-27, 2016,
Cost: $6/children, $8/adult
The farm offers egg hunts for three age groups; 1pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. Ages separated at each time. Petting zoo included. Bring along your own basket so that your kids can store the eggs they collect.

Penguin Easter Brunch
Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main St., Riverhead
Sunday, March 27, 2016, three seatings
Cost: Children 3-12: $26.95 (Members: $22.95) Adults (13+): $42.95 (Members: $36.95) Children 2 & Under: FREE 
Celebrate the spring season at the annual Penguin Easter Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the waterfront Sea Star Ballroom, the chance to make a special take-home holiday craft, and then leave time to enjoy the Aquarium, where the Penguin Egg Hunt takes place from 10am-3pm. Seatings at 10am, 12pm, 2pm. Reservations required – call 631.208.9200, ext. 426. Brunch includes all-day Aquarium Admission.

Easter Brunch Buffet & Egg Hunt
Woodbury Country Club
884 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 12pm
Cost: Adults $55 +tax, Children 5-10 $25 +tax, Children under age 4 are free.
Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, Easter Bunny and brunch (cold table, waffle station, omelet station, breakfast buffet, Italian station, salad bar, carving station, Coney Island Kids station and dessert station. First mimosa or bloody Mary is free. Complimentary coffee and tea. Reservations required.

Egg-Cellent Celebration
​The Whaling Museum and Education Center
301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1pm
Cost: Adults $5/ Children $6, additional $3 per craft
Celebrate the Spring with egg-laying sea creatures. See a scrimshawed Ostrich egg, go on an egg hunt in the museum, and decorate a Faberge- style egg.

White Post Farms
250 Old Country Road
11747 Melville , NY 40° 47' 35.8836" N, 73° 24' 24.0552" W
New York
Safari Adventure
1074 Pulaski Street
11901 Riverhead , NY 40° 55' 10.8876" N, 72° 40' 52.6728" W
New York
Walt Whitman Shops
160 Walt Whitman Rd
11743 Huntington , NY 40° 52' 5.3544" N, 73° 25' 32.4336" W
New York
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery
1660 Route 25A
11724 Cold Spring Harbor , NY 40° 51' 25.7976" N, 73° 27' 51.4584" W
New York
Long Island Aquarium Exhibition Center
431 E Main Street
11901 Riverhead , NY 40° 55' 4.3572" N, 72° 39' 22.7952" W
New York
Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive
11787 Smithtown , NY 40° 52' 0.9732" N, 73° 12' 24.984" W
New York
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audobon Center
134 Cove Rd
11771 Oyster Bay , NY 40° 52' 12.918" N, 73° 30' 19.9728" W
New York
Benner's Farm
56 Gnarled Hollow Road
11733 East Setauket , NY 40° 55' 45.7536" N, 73° 6' 9.18" W
New York
Connect Church
2658 Corner Lane
Bellmore , NY 40° 39' 28.4292" N, 73° 31' 22.5012" W
New York
Woodbury Country Club
884 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury , NY
Phone: 516-692-6200
40° 49' 5.7756" N, 73° 27' 17.0568" W
New York
Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Dr
Garden City , NY 40° 43' 41.6568" N, 73° 36' 3.3048" W
New York
Old Mill Nurseries
1862 Newbridge Rd
11710 Bellmore , NY 40° 40' 33.4704" N, 73° 32' 20.5224" W
New York
Le Play Cafe​
2465 Merrick Rd
11710 Bellmore , NY 40° 39' 43.7724" N, 73° 32' 4.488" W
New York
@Play Amusements
229 Route 110
Farmingdale , NY 40° 42' 53.3376" N, 73° 25' 37.0848" W
New York
Caumsett Foundation
25 Lloyd Harbor Road
Lloyd Harbor 40° 54' 54.9756" N, 73° 27' 44.4924" W
The Whaling Museum and Education Center
301 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor , NY 40° 52' 21.27" N, 73° 27' 14.9148" W
New York