Easter’s Parade

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This weekend

What does the Easter Bunny have in common with Santa Claus? Just like the jolly elf at Christmas, the egg-toting rabbit will be in millions of places at once this weekend, mysteriously hiding prizes behind every lovely daffodil and tulip. Here are a few places where you’ll find that wascally white wabbit for a photo with the kiddies.

  • The fun starts early at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Eggstravaganza will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, with a Jurassic egg hunt on the museum grounds along with crafts, games and photos with the bunny. Read more about this free event at www.snomnh.ou.edu.
  • The HOPabaloo Easter brunch and egg hunt at Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place, will be 10:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, March 31, with pancakes, scrambled eggs and other fixings, but families will want to stick around for the tiny tot Egg Scrambles egg hunts. Brunch is $12-$17. Go to www.okczoo.com for egg hunt schedules and other information.
  • Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. North, will be busy hiding “penguin” for Zoobilee, Saturday, March 30. This event for Tulsa Zoo Friends members will be 8-10 a.m. The 4-12-year-olds hunt penguin eggs, while the little ones (up to 3 years) look for “chick” eggs. There will also be arts and crafts, a Jupiter jump, free train and carousel rides and more fun with Peter Cottontail. More about Zoo Friends and Zoobilee admission prices available at www.tulsazoo.org.
  • Not only will there be thousands of eggs hidden on the grounds of Owasso’s Centennial Park, 15301 E. 86th St. North, but even more will be dropped from a helicopter flying over head. Lifepoint Baptist Church in Owasso hosts its annual holiday event to the delight of kids all ages. But remember: all the attractions are for children up to 11 years. The free event will be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Read all about it at www.lifepointowasso.com.
  • Why should humans and their inferior sense of smell have all the fun at Easter? The Canebrake resort releases the hounds for the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, March 30. All kinds of treats will be hidden around the Canebrake grounds at  33241 E. 732nd Road in Wagoner. Dogs may have two people help hunt. The event benefits WAGS Spay & Neuter and costs $10 per dog. People can enjoy a special Easter Brunch menu from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the resorts restaurant. Read more at www.thecanebrake.com.
  • The Myriad Botanical Gardens’ annual Easter Egg Hunt is on from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 30, with an egg hunt for prizes, a treat station and seedling giveaway for kids. Visit www.myriadgardens.org for the details, then join the hunt at 301 W. Reno Ave., in Oklahoma City.
  • Oklahoma City’s educational and fun Orr Family Farm, 14400 South Western, brings back its Easter Celebration from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The Easter Bunny stops in for photos along with an egg hunt for children 11 and under at this real working farm that also has train and carousel rides, a playground, fishing, farm animals and more. Visit www.orrfamilyfarm.com for more.

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