Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
March 26
Noon – 4 p.m.

Looking for a creative way to celebrate Easter weekend together? The best place to kick-start all of your Easter holiday fun is at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Setting up shop throughout the Oakland destination from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26th, the annual Egg-cellent Hunt at Carnegie Museum of Natural History will swing open its doors to young explorers who will follow all of the clever clues leading them on a hands-on hunt for everybody’s favorite oval-shaped treat.

Be sure to arrive early, because the first 600 children will receive scavenger hunt maps and prizes.

Children will also have an egg-cellent time meeting some of their favorite furry springtime animals. Pittsburgh-based rescue rabbit group Rabbit Wranglers will introduce kids to live rescue bunnies, and the local group Rent the Chicken will have real baby chicks on hand for kids to meet.

Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

At 12:30 and 2 p.m., be sure to head to the CMNH’s Earth Theater to enjoy spring-themed shows presented by Pittsburgh Puppet Works. Next, get inspired to be creative as you view a dazzling display featuring the egg collection of artist Carol McGill.

Saturday’s hunt is part of the CMNH’s new Super Science Series, which invites visitors to explore a topic in-depth via hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, discussions with museum experts and family-friendly activities offered monthly on Saturdays.

The annual Egg-cellent Egg Hunt at Carnegie Museum of Natural History is designed for children ages 3 to 10. The first 600 children can join in the fun.

The event is free with museum admission; no registration is required.

Looking for more events? Read our 12 Pittsburgh events not to miss in March feature.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...