Easter and Spring Celebrations with History and Nature

Published 6:38 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018

RALEIGH — Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner. Hop into the season and enjoy an event at a state historic site, state park, aquarium or the zoo. These destinations within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources have something for everyone, from train rides or breakfast with the Easter Bunny to hunting sea turtle eggs, fun times await the family.


March 24. Tryon Palace, New Bern.  Easter Egg HuntThree egg hunts, divided by age, on the South Lawn of the palace where thousands of eggs wait to be found. 10 a.m. $10 for adults, $4 ages 13-17, 12 and under free.

March 31. N.C. Aquarium at Roanoke Island. Sea Turtle Egg Hunt. Children will enjoy an educational sea turtle program, make a craft and search for treat-filled eggs on the grounds, rain or shine. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $15 per child plus regular admission.

March 31. Historic Edenton.  Breakfast with the Easter Bunny/Easter Egg Drop. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, milk and juice at the Masonic Lodge from 8-9 a.m. Following breakfast, the Easter egg hunt at the Chowan County Courthouse Green begins in age-designated sections with crafts, games, and a hay ride to follow. $2 for each activity, $5 for all activities.

March 31. Somerset Place, Creswell. Easter Egg-Stravaganza. Egg hunt in areas for age five and under, or six to 10, and craft activities for age 10 and older.  Meet the Easter Bunny. Find the golden egg and win a prize. 1 p.m. $2 fee for egg hunt or activity.

March 31. Jones Lake State Park. ElizabethtownEaster Egg Hunt. Preregistration required for the free event. Stop by the office or call (910) 588-4550 to register. 11 a.m.