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Tampa will be hopping with Easter egg hunts, family events


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HILLSBOROUGH

♦ Egg Hunt at the Museum: Enjoy a light breakfast and meet the Easter Bunny before hunting for more than 5,000 eggs, with the hunts broken up into two groups, one for ages 3 and younger , the other for hunters 4 and older; 8:30 a.m. Saturday; $12: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa; (813) 443-3861 and www.glazermuseum.comBeta

♦ Dog Easter Egg Hunt: The Easter Bunny will help dogs hunt for special eggs hidden in the play yard, while kids can do crafts and hunt for eggs in the Rabbit Resort; dog hunts are 11;30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, kids hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday; $5; Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa; (813) 876-7138

♦ Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival: Kids celebrate the Easter holiday by hopping into the pool and swimming or diving for colored eggs (bring mesh bags to carry the eggs). Adjacent to the pool, Horan Park will come alive with a family festival including bounce houses, games, crafts and food; 10 a.m. Saturday; $4 (egg hunt), free (festival); St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach; (727) 363-9264

♦ Oak Grove Easter Egg Hunt: Kids 11 and under can hunt for Easter eggs at the festival, which includes arts and crafts, story time , refreshments and prizes awarded for finding the golden egg and for most eggs collected; 10 a.m. Saturday; free; Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 2707 Waters, Ave., Tampa; (813) 935-4471

Orangutan Egg Hunt: Watch the Zoo’s Bornean orangutans celebrate Easter with their own special egg hunt; 11 a.m. today; zoo admission; Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa; (813) 935-8552 and www.lowryparkzoo.com

♦ Easter Dinner Cruise aboard Yacht StarShip: Hop on board Yacht StarShip for a family-friendly dinner cruise while taking in the sights of Tampa Bay’s beautiful waterfront; 3:30 p.m. Sunday; $29.95 (children) to $54.95 (adults) plus $1 port fee and tax; Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Dr., Tampa; (813) 223-7999

♦ Diving Easter Bunny: The Easter Bunny is putting on mask and fins for a dip in the aquarium tanks and between dives, the bunny will be dry for photos with kids. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, mermaid performances and an Easter picnic; 9:30 a.m. today, Saturday and Sunday; aquarium admission; Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa; (813) 273-4000 and www.flaquarium.org

PINELLAS

♦ Treasure Island Egg Hunt: Children 10 and under can hunt for eggs in the center and park, then take photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera); 10 a.m. Saturday; free; Treasure Island Community Center, Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue, Treasure Island; (727) 547-4575

♦ Sigma Phi Easter Egg Hunt: An egg hunt at England Brothers Bandshell Park hosted by Beta Sigma Phi, with egg hunters divided into age groups; 9 a.m. Saturday; free; 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park; (727) 541-0895

CITRUS

♦ Earth Day Egg-stravaganza: Meet the Easter Bunny and other characters at an event celebrating Easter with exhibits in the Garden of the Springs and displays through the walking area along with an Easter Egg hunt; 9 a.m. Saturday; $5 to $13; (352) 628-5343; Homosassa Springs State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa; (352) 628-5343

MANATEE

♦ Cotton Tail Express: Take a two-hour train ride to an egg hunt with Mr. Bunny in Willow. Bring your camera to capture a photo with the Easter bunny; 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday; $14 to $28; Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish; (877) 869-0800 and www.frrm.org

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