Everyone knows the Easter Bunny's a ham, always looking for a photo opp. Here's where you'll find that giant rabbit and some of the state's the Easter egg hunts.
Railroad Museum of New England, Thomaston: The Easter Bunny will be hopping aboard the Naugatuck Railroad on April 15 for a scenic excursion along the Naugatuck River. Meet the Easter Bunny as you travel by train to his secret Easter Patch. Upon arrival, children participate in an rubber duckie hunt before returning to historic Thomaston Station. Three train rides are scheduled to depart from Thomaston Station on April 15: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Children 3 to 12 and seniors are $16; adults are $18. rmne.org and 860-283-7245.
CT Trolley Museum, East Windsor: Trolley rides, a scavenger hunt and photo opps with the Easter Bunny are available at Easter Fun Days on April 4 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pics from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., face-painting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All activities and Fire Truck Museum entry is included with museum admission price: $10, $7 children, $9 seniors. ct-trolley.org or 860-627-6540.
Stew Leonard's, Newington: An Easter Extravaganza on April 11 starts at 4 p.m. Children age 8 and under will be given a map of Stew Leonard's and a bag to collect Easter treats from costumed characters throughout the store. Photo opps with Easter bunny follow. Free, but ticketed. Tickets available at the customer service desk. 860-760-8100.
Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre, 263 Main St, Wethersfield, shows you how to skip the store-bought dyes with a natural egg-coloring party Friday, April 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kids and parents pay $6 to color 1/2 dozen eggs with dye made from organic vegetables and spices. Eggs and dye provided. Information here.
New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks: Third annual Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny visit on April 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for children ages 1 to 10. Participants divided into two age groups (ages 1 to 5 and 6 to 10). Children will collect five different colored eggs to be exchanged for a prize bag of goodies. Bring own bag/basket. Strollers not permitted in hunt area. In addition to the Egg Hunt, the Easter Bunny will be greeting visitors from 10:30 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Activities are free with general admission: $7-$12.50. Egg Hunt will be held rain or shine. neam.org, 860-623-3305.
Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor: The grounds will be filled with more than 10,000 eggs at Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor’s 21st annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eggs filled with chocolate and prizes. $3 donation benefits Our Companions Animal Rescue. Start times: 11:15 a.m. for age 2 and under; noon for ages 3 and 4; 12:45 p.m. for ages 5 and 6; 1:15 p.m. for ages 7, 8 and 9 (children only – no parents for kids over 5). At 2 p.m. there will be a sensory-friendly hunt. farmingtonminiaturegolf.com
New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park: Easter Eggstravaganza on April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Easter story in the gazebo, rabbits and hunt for Easter surprises. Bring bag or basket. After the egg hunt, come in to the museum to meet animals, play in the bear cave, play on the outdoor playscape and do a craft. $10 per participating child; members are free. Cost includes the event and admission to the museum for the day. All ages up to 10 years old are welcome. 860-827-9064 or newbritainyouthmuseum.org.
Lyman Orchards, Middlefield: Spring Apple Hunt on April 22 for children ages 1 to 10. Find apples hidden in a hay maze; plus magic shows, pony rides and face painting. Rain date is April 23. $6. lymanorchards.com/events
Meriden Green: Colorful egg hunt on April 15 beginning at 10 a.m. Bring a bag or basket. cityofmeriden.org
Olde Mistick Village: The annual Easter Egg Hunt begins at noon on April 15 at scenic in Mystic. oldemistickvillage.com
Editor's note: This story has been updated to remove Easter events that have already occurred.