Children ages 12 and under are invited to Tryon Palace’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26, where thousands of eggs are waiting to be found on the Tryon Palace South Lawn and Daves House Lawn.
This popular event returns for a second year with numerous updates that include multiple egg hunts, preregistration and a special area for children 4 and under.
“We want families to see Easter egg hunts at Tryon Palace as a fun tradition they come back for every year,” said Tryon Palace Director of Education Megan Raby. “Last year we had our first egg hunt on the South Lawn and were blown away by how many people showed up. We learned a lot that day and are looking forward to trying lots of new ideas and improvements in our second year.”
Tryon Palace will host three egg hunts throughout the day (11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.) for children ages 5-12. There will also be a special area on the Daves House Lawn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pre-K children to play, hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Age categories will be divided into ages 4 and under, 5-8 and 9-12. Each participant will receive a goody bag full of candy, coloring pages, toys and more.
Ticket prices are as follows: $6 for adults, $3 for youth 13-17 and free for children 12-and-under. Space is limited and preregistration is strongly recommended for all tickets, including free tickets for the egg hunts held throughout the day. All tickets include a Gardens Pass that grants access to the Palace gardens any time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Will Call will be available at the North Carolina History Center ticket desk through Friday, March 25, and will move to the Palace main gate on the day of the event.
Tickets available online here, by phone at 252-639-3524 and at the North Carolina History Center ticket desk, located at 529 South Front St., New Bern, NC. All purchases are final and non-refundable. Rain date scheduled for Saturday, April 2. All children must be accompanied by an adult.