There’s no better time than this Easter to bring the family together for traditional and pioneering new holiday traditions in Baltimore. Promising much more than just an annual egg hunt, this list contains all the best ways to get out and celebrate Easter with your family this spring.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Baltimore Museum of Industry

1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 727-4808

Date: Sat, March 31
Hours: Tues to Sun – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Mon
Price: $20 adult non-members/$15 children ages 3 to 12/free for kids younger than 2/$17 adult members/$12 child members ages 3 to 12

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The Baltimore Museum of Industry is not only the best place to learn about Maryland’s local industry heritage, but also an excellent source of scrumptious breakfasts and pictures with the Easter bunny (bring your own cameras). Special holiday attractions such as a magic show, balloon artist and traditional Easter egg hunt make it an all-around blast. The most unique feature of this event is the tour of BMI’s bakery exhibit to learn more about Mary Sue Candy Company – the famous Baltimore Candy Company – and view its special Easter egg mold collection. This sweet and educational event is guaranteed to make the family feel right at home. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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17th Annual Bunnyland
Butler’s Orchard

22200 Davis Mill Rd.
Germantown, Md. 20876
(301) 972-3299

Date: March 31, April 1, 5 to 7, 9, 14 and 15
Hours: daily – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: $8.50 for children, $6.50 for adults

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Nothing less than an Eggstravaganza, Bunnyland activities include a hayride down Bunnytrail, a ride on pedal tractors, the infamous Rubber Ducky Derby, lots of fun with barnyard buddies (bunnies, lambs and chicks), a special visit with Butler’s very own country bunny, and a treasure hunt full of colorful Easter eggs. All eggs can be exchanged for a goodies basket to take home at the end of the day. Additional entertainment options range from playing in the Kiddie Hayromp and Castle to joining in the bunny hop on inflatables or riding the giant slide. Either way, prepare the family for a multitude of enjoyable activities that run end on end throughout the day. Food, face painting and pony rides are all available at an additional cost. No reservations required.

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Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZOO
The Maryland Zoo

Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, Md. 21217
(410) 396-7102

Date: Fri, April 6 to Sun, April 8
Hours: March to December – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; January and February Fri to Mon – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Fri to Sun – $16.50 adults/$11.50 children (ages 2 to 11)/$13.50 seniors (65 and older)/free children younger than 2

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Always a local favorite, Baltimore’s Bunny BonanZOO offers a wide variety of festive amusements for families with children of all ages. This special event includes three full days of games, springtime arts and crafts, a moon bounce house, live entertainment, animated storytelling and tasty foods – all in addition to an Easter egg hunt with a yummy twist. Eggs that are found can be redeemed for the even more treasured Mary Sue chocolate eggs, a Baltimore-based treat. Afterward, capture the day’s memories by taking a pose or two with the Easter bunny, or wait for special visits from a variety of animal ambassadors including rabbits, ducks and chickens. Activities are free with paid zoo admission, excluding some rides and games that may require an additional fee. Parking is also free. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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B&O Easter Bunny Train Ride
B&O Railroad Museum

901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Md. 21223
(410) 752-2490

Date: Fri, April 6 to Sat, April 7
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: $3 adult train tickets/$2 children ages 2 to 12; $16 adult B&O in Baltimore admission/$14 seniors 60 and older/$10 children ages 2 to 12/free for B&O members

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Enjoy a delicious traditional breakfast buffet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (reservations are required) before hopping on board the Mile One Express train to ride the rails with the B&O Easter Bunny. This 20-minute, exclusive round-trip ride with the Easter Bunny is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Passengers traverse along the first commercial mile of railroad laid in America. Children may also have their photograph taken with the B&O Bunny at Dr. Coupler’s Railroad Photorium. Be sure to call ahead first as train rides are subject to change or cancellation due to weather. The event runs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Spirit of Baltimore Easter Cruise
561 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(866) 312-2469

Date: Sun, April 8
Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch); 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (dinner)
Price: $41.90 adult lunch/$24.95 children ages 3 to 12 lunch/$57.90 adult dinner/$34.95 children ages 3 to 12 dinner/$6 parking per car (up to 10 hours) at the Intercontinental Hotel Garage on 30 E. Lee St.

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The Spirit of Baltimore invites families to rock until they dock this Easter. Start your celebration with a hearty Easter buffet while enjoying panoramic scenes with other guests (similar to the style of ocean-going cruises). Then move on to the dance floor for an entertaining DJ performance as well as special acts from the talented crew and staff. Finally, take a stroll outside to explore the ship and catch amazing views of the Inner Harbor and Baltimore waterfront. After you dock, purchase memorable family portraits.

Keri Ann Beazell is a Baltimore writer following the latest developments in arts and culture, natural wonders, lifestyle and pets. She enjoys promoting thought-provoking discussions, education, new ideas and smiles among readers. Follow her on Twitter at @KtBlue16 and online at

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