Easter is a sacred holiday but it’s also a holiday that children look forward to because of all the fun they know they can have. It conjures up images of brightly colored Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, wearing your Sunday best and of course the Easter Bunny. There are several South Florida locations having an Easter event, but this list includes only the best and most unique. Your child has a choice between a safari, an underwater encounter or a playdate in the park. So take your child out for an egg-ceptional time.
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132
www.jungleisland.comDate: March 29 -31
Jungle Island is always a perfect place to bring the kiddies. During Easter, you get all of the regular shows like “Tale of the Tiger,” plus the Easter Bunny, face painting and an easter egg hunt, as if Jungle Island itself wasn’t enough fun. The cost is the price of admission and you don’t have to bring any snacks. You can eat at one of the onsite concessions or at the restaurant, the Lakeside Cafe. It’s fun for everyone.
Annual Egg Hunt
Pembroke Pines Recreation Center
7400 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Date: March 30
The City of Pembroke Pines is holding its annual Egg Hunt and you can attend at one of two locations. Both the Pembroke Pines Recreation Center and the Pembroke Shores Park will have 50,000 eggs between them, each with prizes hidden inside for your little ones. There’s also face painting, bounce houses and a visit with Peter Cottontail. The event is totally free for participants and an ideal choice for any family looking for fun on a budget.
The Great Zoo Miami Egg Safari
12400 S.W. 152 St.
Miami, FL 33177
Date: March 30-31
Come to Zoo Miami and with the price of regular admission, you can send your children on a safari. The Great Zoo Miami Egg Safari features an egg hunt and plenty of events like a picture with the Easter Bunny and a rock climbing wall. Radio Disney will also be there to entertain your child. There are several restaurants onsite so you and your family can eat at one of the event concessions and enjoy South Florida staples like arepas. It will be an egg-cellent adventure for all.
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
Date: March 29-31
If your kids are ready for a splashtacular easter, then hop on over to the Miami Seaquarium for the Bunny Palooza. The Easter Bunny will be there to greet your kids as they participate in an Easter egg hunt and ride rides afterwards. The cost is the price of admission and your kids get the added benefit of exploring one of Miami’s signature attractions. It’s truly an event that’s perfect for the little ones.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Captain Slate’s Atlantis Dive Center
51 Garden Cove Drive
Key Largo, FL 33037
www.captainslate.comDate: March 31
This is the 15th year that Captain Slate has donned an Easter Bunny costume and scuba gear for South Florida’s most exotic egg hunt. The Captain places the eggs in three to seven feet of water and children of all ages can either wade, snorkel or scuba their way to an Easter egg. The event last for three hours and early registration is recommended since this event fills up fast. The event costs $85 for adults, $40 for young children and $45 for teens. Participants with their own gear get $5 off.
Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.