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by Justin Henry

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GUIDE: Best Oklahoma Easter Egg Hunts

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Posted 03.01.13

Don’t bore your children to death with the same Easter egg hunts, activities, and events that you took them to last year. And the year before that. And the year before that.

Instead, check out this list of the best Easter egg hunts around Oklahoma. Experience something new—whether it’s Easter-Egg hunting on the prairie or catching eggs in a basket as they tumble down from a hovering helicopter—as your kiddos (and, let’s be real, you) race, grab, and wrestle for chocolate bunnies and Easter basket fodder.

OWASSO: Owasso Egg Drop. Saturday, March 30 Like your garden-variety Easter Egg hunt, but with thousands of eggs raining from the cockpit of a helicopter. More details on Owasso Egg Drop and add to calendar.

by Allison Meier

NORMAN: Eggstravaganza. Wednesday, March 27 An egg hunt of Jurassic proportions, hosted by Oklahoma’s largest museum of natural history—home of the world’s largest Apatosaurus and the world’s largest-ever land-animal skull. Look for crafts, games, face painting, and “touch tables” with museum specimens to explore, plus photos with the bunny and an egg hunt on the museum grounds. More about Eggstravaganza in Norman.

by Natasha Ball

WAGONER: Doggie Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 30 Given their dull sense of smell and preference for chicken ovum over delicious Milkbones, the folks at The Canebrake decided it just wouldn’t be fair to allow human children to compete in the same Easter egg hunts as canines. More details on the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt and add to calendar.

by Robert S. Donovan

OKC: Easter Egg Hunt at Myriad Gardens. Saturday, March 30 Myriad Gardens, nestled in blossoming downtown OKC, hosts its annual Easter activities and crafts, an egg hunt with prizes, a treat station, and visits from the one and only Gardens Easter Bunny. As part of the fun, kids can plant a seedling from the garden to take home and grow. Pre-registration is encouraged. More details on the Easter Egg Hunt at Myriad Gardens and add to calendar.

by Natasha Ball

TULSA: Chandler Park Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 23 Chandler Park is a big place. It’s no wonder that thousands of Easter eggs, despite their bright coloring, get lost there every year. More about the Chandler Park Easter Egg Hunt.

by Steven Depolo

TULSA: Zoobilee. Saturday, March 30 The Tulsa Zoo hides more than 15,000 eggs for kids ages 4-12 to hunt on the zoo grounds as part of this annual members-only event, a veritable feeding frenzy for toddlers and elementary schoolers eager to emerge as the owners of the fullest baskets. Bonus: Free train and carousel rides all day. More about Tulsa Zoo’s Zoobilee.

by Steven Depolo

OKC: HOPabaloo Easter Brunch. Sunday, March 31 Why eat breakfast alone when you could start the morning dressed in your Sunday best, sitting across the table from the Easter Bunny? The OKC Zoo offers just such an opportunity, complete with spiral-sliced ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy—even macaroni and cheese. Kids age 5 and under who attend the brunch get coupons to join one of the Tiny Tot Egg Scrambles (an egg hunt—human children are not a traditional Easter food). More about HOPabaloo at OKC Zoo and add to calendar.

More OKC-Area Easter Egg Hunts

Mustang’s Springfest and Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 23, 9 a.m.
Where: Town Center, Mustang
A parade, marshaled by the Easter Bunny himself. And that’s just the beginning: Then there are the five different egg hunts, all free for the enjoyment of all.

Moore’s 31st Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 23, 10 a.m.
Where: Buck Thomas Park Football Fields
Seven golden eggs will be hidden around Buck Thomas Park—as if that wasn’t tough enough, they’re hiding amongst hundreds of other, less-rewarding eggs.

Orr Family Farm Easter Celebration
When: March 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Orr Family Farm
Join the Easter Bunny for pictures in the Sweet Shoppe and for Easter egg hunts for children 11 years old and under at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Choctaw Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 30, 11 a.m.
Where: Choctaw Creek Park
In Choctaw, part of the job descriptions of city staff is the hiding of 10,000 candy-filled eggs in Choctaw Creek Park. This year’s hunt is divided into five age groups, the first beginning at about 11 a.m., followed by a best Easter bonnet contest.

Easter on the Prairie
When: March 30, starting at 11 a.m.
Where: Kirkpatrick Farm, Yukon
The hometown of megastar Garth Brooks hosts a pair of Easter egg hunts on the street they named country-music maven, starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

More Tulsa-Area Easter Egg Hunts

Hicks Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 21, 6 p.m.
Where: Hicks Park
Be sure to pre-register for this hunt by calling (918) 669-6355.

Haikey Creek Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.
Where: Haikey Creek Park

SoCo Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.
Where: South County Recreations Center

LaFortune Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.
Where: LaFortune Park

O’Brien Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m.
Where: O’Brien Park

Chandler Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m.
Where: Chandler Park

Reed Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 26, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Reed Park

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 28, 6 p.m.
Where: Chamberlain Park

Lacy Park Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lacy Park

Easter Biscuit Hunt
When: March 30, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Dog Dish/The Farm Shopping Center
One lucky dog will prove to be a grand-prize winner; the nature of the reward, in order to remain a surprise, is undisclosed.

Don’t see your favorite Easter egg hunt on this list? Email us with details at dowhat@thislandpress.com.