Grab your bonnets and bow ties and hop on over to a fun photo-op with the Easter Bunny. We’ve got the scoop on where you can meet the long-eared guest of honor and take part in activities like bunny brunches and Easter Egg hunts in and around Des Moines.
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Here’s where you can visit the Easter Bunny in the Des Moines area:
Easter Events & Activities • 1000 Bass Pro Drive NW • Altoona, IA 50009 • (515) 957-5500
FREE photo with the Easter Bunny, crafts, egg hunt and more!
Easter Bunny’s Hours April 13 – April 21, 2019:
Saturdays: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Target Wing • 3800 Merle Hay Road • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 276-8551
The Easter Bunny arrives at Merle Hay Mall on Friday, April 5, 2019. Kids can get their photos taken and ride their Easter train. Each child who has their photo taken with the Easter Bunny will receive 1 FREE ticket to see the movie “Hop” at Flix Brewhouse during their “Dress your Best” event on April 14th.
Easter Bunny’s Hours April 5 – 20, 2019:
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Bunny break 3:00 – 4:00 pm)
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm (Bunny break 2:30 to 3:30 pm)
Lower Level of Valley West Mall • 1551 Valley W Drive #400 • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 225-3631
The Easter Bunny arrives at Valley West Mall on Friday, March 29, 2019. Kids can get their photos taken and enjoy a ride on the Easter train for $2.00 or three for $5.00. Please note that Valley West will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Easter Bunny’s Hours March 29 to April 20, 2019:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Special Events featuring the Easter Bunny in Des Moines
Help the Waukee Parks and Recreation Department spread some Easter cheer around Waukee’s Downtown businesses by participating in their Easter Coloring Contest! The contest will be open through April 10, 2019 and the winner will receive an egg’cellent Easter basket filled with goodies.
Clive Library hosts an EGGS-cellent Extravaganza on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm. Join them and EGGs-plore through stories, music, crafts, games, and an indoor scavenger hunt. Registration required.
Join Bulldog Ceramics and Art Studio in Ankeny for Easter Bunny pictures on April 13th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Hop into Uptown Ankeny on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 to visit the Easter Bunny at the holiday house located at SW 3rd & SW Maple. Receive your magic number, while supplies last, then hunt for your egg at the participating businesses from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
It’s spring! It’s spring! Hop on over to Reiman Gardens in Ames to enjoy a hearty breakfast, say hello to the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. Two breakfasts are scheduled at 8:00 and 10:00 am. While there you can also visit the Hughes Conservatory, and take a walk through the Butterfly Wing when it opens at 9:00 am. Register by Friday April 12, 2019.
Where are you going to visit the Easter Bunny this year? Let us know in the Comments section below!