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Easter Egg Hunts in Washington, DC

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Easter Egg Hunts in Washington, DC

The American Egg Board provided more than 15,000 eggs.

Courtesy of National Park Service by Donna Spiewak

There are plenty of Easter Egg rolls, hunts, and celebrations going on around the city that the whole family can enjoy. From the White House Easter Egg Roll to the celebrations at the National Zoo, Washington, DC has Easter fun for the whole family.

  • Eggstravaganza at Tudor Place will take place in April. Celebrate Easter at Tudor Place's Third Annual Eggstravaganza! Children of all ages enjoy the largest egg hunt in Washington D.C. and a thrilling egg roll contest. Spend the morning decorating festive eggs, building a spring basket or have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Visitors can also enjoy a self-guided tour of Tudor Place's beautiful gardens. The Egg Hunt begins at 10:30am and the Egg Roll follows at 10:45am. Bring your own basket, spoon, and one hard-boiled egg per child. Admission: Member Children: $7, Nonmember Children: $10, Adult Chaperones: $3. Call 202-965-0400 x110 or email tmosconi@tudorplace.org to register.

  • The White House Easter Egg Roll.Thousands of people attend the White House Easter Egg Roll, the largest annual public event at the White House. On the Monday following Easter, the South Lawn of the White House is flooded with children who participate in the much anticipated Easter egg roll across the lawn. Tickets were distributed online and are required for admittance.

  • Easter Monday at the National Zoo: Celebrating the African American Family will take place on April 5, 2010, 10am - 4pm. Admission is free. Visitors can enjoy many special family activities, including an Easter egg roll and hunt, crafts; entertainment ranging from children's dance troupes to costumed characters and storytellers; and special opportunities to learn more about our animals. Easter Monday will be held rain or shine.

  • The Mandarin Oriental Hotel will be hosting a special Easter celebration for the kids. For adults attending the 11:30 a.m. Brunch at Café MoZU, your children can sit at the kid's table in the Empress Lounge. Hotel staff will supervise the children. The food is kid-friendly and will include mini Kobe beef burgers, shrimp tempura, Panko and sesame crusted chicken fingers with dipping sauces and mini cheese manicotti pasta with vegetables. Additionally to keep the little one's busy, each child will get an Easter basket filled with yummy chocolates and toys. There will also be a visit from the Easter bunny, an Easter Egg hunt and the pastry chef will be on hand to decorate cupcakes with the children. The cost is $40 per child.

  • Easter Tea at Gadsby's Tavern Museum, April 3, 2010, 3pm - 4:30pm. This 18th-century tea includes the museum's special blend of tea, pound cake, dried fruit, and assortment of cookies. Party attire requested. Cost is $25 per person. Special group price of $20 for reservations of 6 or more. Call 703-838-4242.
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