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Hop into Easter in the St. Louis area with these weekend events

Looking for an Easter-inspired event this weekend? Here are some options around the St. Louis area.

ST. LOUIS — Looking for an egg-cellent way to celebrate the Easter holiday? There are several events happening throughout the St. Louis area the next couple of weekends as the holiday nears. Here are some options.

St. Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo is planning some egg-stra special activities this weekend for its residents. Animals will get to participate in special "egg hunts".

Some of the animals will get various "eggs" made of things like papier-mâché, ice, gelatin and more. It's part of the animals' enrichment, making sure they have opportunities for activities and new experiences to enhance their lives. 

The Enrichment Eggstravaganza goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Here's where and when some of the animals will enjoy their "eggs".

Saturday, April 16 - morning

  • Primate House - Allen's swamp monkeys
  • Sea Lion Sound - Sea lions and harbor seals
  • Polar Bear Point - Polar Bears

Saturday, April 16 - afternoon

  • River's Edge - Hippos
  • Primate House - Black-handed spider monkeys
  • Red Rocks - Bactrian camel

Sunday, April 17 - morning

  • Sea Lion Sound - Sea lions and harbor seals
  • The Wild - Red panda
  • Jungle of the Apes - Gorilla

Sunday, April 17 - afternoon

  • Penguin and Puffin Coast - Penguins and puffins

You do still need to make a free Zoo reservation.

The St. Louis Zoo is getting into the spring spirit with an Enrichment Eggstravaganza. This weekend animals at the zoo will get special "egg hunt" activities.

For more information, click here.

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Eckert's Farm

Eckert's Farm in Belleville is bringing back its annual Easter Egg-Citement celebrations. Guests can celebrate with an egg hunt, photo opportunities with the Easter bunny, tractor rides and more.

The fun will start at 9 a.m. April 15 to 16. You're encouraged to grab tickets online in advance of Eckert's Easter Egg-Citement. Tickets for the festivities are only required for children at $15 and photos with the Easter Bunny are $20 per family. Tickets are limited for the event. 

For more information on upcoming events and activities, visit the Eckert's website.

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Zoomies Pet Cafe in south St. Louis city is hosting an Easter egg hunt for the pups! They can sniff out treats, coupons and other goodies, according to an Instagram post.

The Easter egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. and it's $5 per dog. The money goes to Speak St. Louis Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. There is limited space available.

Dogs will have to stay on their leashes during the hunt. For more information on getting a ticket, and to learn more about the other activities at the event, click here.