I don’t know about your kids, but mine is super stoked about Easter. He’s “all about the bunny, bout the bunny, no peeps please.” That’s what he would be singing if he were considering his ideal Easter basket. We have a lot of family time planned for the holiday weekend, but if you are looking for things to do, I have some ideas for you. Whatever you decide to do, Happy Easter from our family to yours!
I told you about their chef parties but I didn’t tell you about their Easter brunch. It’s running Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th 10 am – 2 pm. What’s on the menu, you ask? Their brunch feature: cured ham, arugula & grape tomato scramble topped with creamy brie. All of that is served with home fries &t toast for just $10.50 – smoking deal! Thirsty for more? Caesars are just $5.
Also, they are holding an Easter Family Party on Sunday, April 16th 5 – 7pm
Kid’s Pizza Making
Roll out your dough & add your favorite toppings!
Easter Egg Dying
Kids can dye their own Easter egg with natural veggie dyes.
They will be closed April 17th for a day of rest – who can blame them?!?!
Folks who know me well know this is one of my FAVOURITE places in the entire world. I’m always happiest near water and there’s just so much of it. Also I want to hire one of their sloths as my life coach. They are doing special stuff for Easter. The Vancouver Aquarium is inviting visitors to join in the fun and participate in the Aquarium’s first-ever Egg-ucational Easter Scavenger Hunt.
Many of the creatures at Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre hatch their young in fascinating ways – from decorating dens, to holding offspring in their mouths, to sitting on eggs – and the Aquarium’s eggs-perts have come up with a cracking-good way to share these spectacular stories. From Friday, April 14 to Monday, April 17, visitors with a keen eye can take part in the Aquarium’s first-ever Easter Scavenger Hunt and learn curious and captivating facts about the eggs of aquatic animals along the way.
Fun for the whole family, the Easter Scavenger Hunt will provide trivia clues and lead visitors on a journey through the Aquarium’s galleries, from the warmth of the Tropics to the cooler but oh-so-colourful B.C. Waters, in search of the hidden eggs. By learning the eggs-traordinary stories, visitors will use their newfound knowledge to solve the clues and uncover the secret word. Visitors can then return their completed trivia form to receive a chocolate treat and enter to win one of three up-close-and-personal Animal Encounters with either curious penguins, majestic sea lions, or playful sea otters. This engaging behind-the-scenes experience allows guests to explore the animal habitat and participate in a training or feeding session alongside a marine mammal trainer, getting to know the animals as well as the challenges they face in the wild.
Where: Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, 845 Avison Way
When: Friday, April 14 to Monday, April 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What: A self-guided Easter-themed scavenger hunt at Vancouver Aquarium featuring astonishing aquatic creatures and their eggs
Vancouver Aquarium is extending its hours for even more Easter weekend fun. From Friday, April 14 to Monday, April 17, visitors can participate in the Easter Scavenger Hunt as well as enjoy additional programs, shows, and screenings of the new Coastal Predators 4-D experience from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Easter Scavenger Hunt is included with membership or admission which can be purchased onsite or online at www.vanaqua.org/visit.
Easter Scavenger Hunt forms will be available at the Vancouver Aquarium Guest Services Desk. Chocolate treats for Easter Scavenger Hunt participants are available while supplies last. For contest terms and conditions, please visit www.vanaqua.org.
They sent me a funny video of sea otter pups – Rialto, Mak and Kunik – who discovered an early Easter surprise in their habitat recently: Easter egg ice treats! They didn’t waste any time cracking the ice on rocks and enjoying their treats – even hiding some in their “rock pockets” (armpits) for safe keeping. Ice treats are an enrichment item for sea otters; often frozen with smaller toys or shrimp inside, the ice encourages a natural jackhammering behavior and provides physical stimulation.