Easter fun!

April 21, 2011 —

Easter basketOn Saturday, 9-12, there’s a free Easter egg hunt downtown in Gateway Park with inflatables, face painting and other fun!

Beginning at 9 AM on Saturday, there will be a nature egg hunt at Four Mile Community Center. Look-a-like eggs found in nature will be hidden amongst colored eggs and nature themed prizes will be awarded for finding those eggs.

From 9 AM–1 PM, there will be a Family Easter Party at Living History Farms with toy hunts, preschool Bunnyland, live rabbit exhibits, barnyard animal walks, horse and wagon rides, traditional games and egg decorating. Townsfolk will open their doors for spring visitors in the town of Walnut Hill. Price: $5.50/person, $5.00 LHF members and pre-sold groups of 10 or more.

On Sunday, the zoo has an egg hunt and scavenger hunt, beginning at 10:30. Admission is free with the price of admission or free to zoo members. Take a photo with the Easter bunny, do crafts and watch movies too.

The zoo also has an Easter buffet which might be kind of a unique way to celebrate!


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.