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Visit Dinoland and Hunt for Dinosaur Eggs at Hidden Oaks

April 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - April 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm


Return to the days of the dinosaurs with five dinosaur-themed days at Hidden Oaks Nature Center  in April that include hunts for plastic dinosaur eggs.

Each dino-mite session includes a short dinosaur program, crafts and a hunt for eggs in Nature Playce. Young explorers can put their skills to the test as they search for 10 eggs with particular colors or patterns.

This egg hunt for children age two to eight moves at a slower pace to allow children and their parents to explore the woodlands as well as gather eggs. Some eggs may be hidden under leaves or other elements in Nature Playce to provide an age-appropriate challenge, and each session is limited to 25 children. The dino eggs are filled with stickers, dinosaur tattoos and miniature dinosaurs. Kids are invited to keep the loot and leave the eggs behind.

After the hunt, children can pose for photos with the Easter Bunny, a costumed turtle and a stuffed, four-foot dinosaur. Families are also invited to visit the pond at Hidden Oaks to see real frog eggs. The 45-minute sessions begin and end with a natural history connection.

The 45-minute programs begin at 12:15, 1:30, 2:45 and 4 p.m. on two weekends – Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 and Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2017. On Friday, April 14, there will be dino sessions at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1:30, 2:45 and 4 p.m.

The cost is $7 per child. Hunts will be canceled in the event of rain.

Dinosaur Egg Hunt


April 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
April 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Hidden Oaks Nature Center
7701 Royce St.
Annandale, VA United States
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703- 941-1065