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Fill Your Baskets at This Weekend's Easter Egg Hunts

Plus: a Peeps-themed art contest!

By Jeanne Lyons Davis April 12, 2017

Whether or not you observe Easter (if you do, it's not too late to worship in style), families of all faiths can enjoy the thrill of the egg hunt throughout town at these hoppening events.

Easter Orange Hunt + Peeps Art Contest

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Bring the whole family to the Orange Show Monument's colorful maze as kids hunt for candy-filled eggs and, naturally, oranges. Stick around for the fifth annual Peeps Art Contest, where the marshmallow treats are transformed into everything from sculptures to creative dioramas.

Saturday, April 15. Hunt start time and Peep submission deadline: 11 a.m. $5 suggested donation per child. The Orange Show Monument, 2402 Munger St.

Animal Egg Hunt at the Houston Zoo

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Image: Houston Zoo

Go wild at the egg-themed scavenger hunt throughout the zoo and spot—but please, don't touch!—paper maché eggs hiding in the habitats of gorillas, lions, chimpanzees and more.

Saturday, April 15 from 9–3 p.m. Event included with zoo admission; $11.50–18. The Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr. 713-533-6500.

Easter in the Gardens

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Image: Moody Gardens

It's always an—ahem—eggcellent idea to visit Galveston, with Moody Gardens' annual Easter egg hunts being no exception. Kids 9 years old and under can hunt for eggs on the Oleander Bowl throughout the day, while both the young and young at heart can feast on the delicious Easter Sunday buffet in the Garden Restaurant or Moody Gardens Hotel.

Sunday, April 14 from 11–3 p.m. Free, excluding breakfast. Moody Gardens, One Hope Blvd.

Easter EGG-Stravaganza

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Blessington Farms isn't just known for pumpkins. Get ready for continuous egg hunts throughout the day, plus barrel train and hay rides, a petting zoo and pick-your own blackberries at this family-friendly farm.

April 14–15 from 10–5 p.m. $10. Blessington Farms, 510 Chisolm Trail in Simonton, 832-444-8717. 

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