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Get Hopping With Fairfield County's Family-Friendly Easter Activities

Easter egg hunts are always fun at Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
Easter egg hunts are always fun at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Photo Credit: Stamford Museum & Nature Center
"Egg-cellent" music will be held at Stepping Stones in Norwalk.
"Egg-cellent" music will be held at Stepping Stones in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Stepping Stones Museum
Meet Benedict the Egg at Norwalk's Stepping Stones Museum.
Meet Benedict the Egg at Norwalk's Stepping Stones Museum. Photo Credit: Stepping Stones Museum
Bring your own basket and enjoy finding eggs at Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
Bring your own basket and enjoy finding eggs at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Photo Credit: Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Decorating Benedict the Egg at Norwalk's Stepping Stones Museum.
Decorating Benedict the Egg at Norwalk's Stepping Stones Museum. Photo Credit: Stepping Stones Museum

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --  Looking for family-friendly activities before Easter? Here's a quick roundup.

March 26, Danbury Family Learning Center Egg Hunt, Danbury: Start Easter early with a 5 p.m. egg hunt at Kenosia Park. Families must preregister and bring their own basket; $5 fee. Hop On Over: Kenosia Park, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave, www.danbury.k12.ct.us .

March 27, March 28 and April 2, Easter Egg Hunt, New Canaan Nature Center , New Canaan: Have your kids learn about eggs and meet baby chicks and rabbits from Hop Along Hollow Rabbit Rescue. There's also a self-guided scavenger hunt and spoon egg obstacle course. Prepayment and registration required for the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. egg hunts. Hop On Over: 144 Oenoke Ridge, 203-966-9577, www.newcanaannature.org.

March 28, Town Youth Council and Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department , Fairfield: Come to South Pine Creek Soccer Field on Old Dam Road at 1 p.m. for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt geared toward preschoolers to third-graders. A $1 per person donation is requested to benefit a Town Youth Council fundraiser, The Jacky Durrell Memorial Service Award Scholarship, which awards scholarships to local high school seniors each year. Hop On Over: 203-256-3144, www.fairfieldct.org .

April 3, The Great DCA Easter Egg Hunt, Darien Community Association, Darien: Parents and caregivers are invited to bring toddlers and preschoolers  -- and their Easter egg baskets of course  --  to start hunting and gathering at 10 a.m. sharp (the eggs go quickly!). A special appearance by the Easter Bunny will top the morning. The event is $10 per car. Hop On Over: 274 Middlesex Road, 203-655-9050, www.dariendca.org .

April 4, Annual Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford: The fun begins at 10 a.m and goes till noon. Here, kids ages 6 and under are invited to find egg on an egg hunt, and are then encouraged to check out the Overbrook Nature Center building to learn why eggs come in different shapes and colors. Join in for the 12:30 p.m. live "Egg-laying Animals" class to meet a chicken, snake, and more. Hop On Over: 39 Scofieldtown Road, (203) 322-1646, www.stamfordmuseum.org .

April 4, Eggs-traordinary Eggs-travaganza at Stepping Stones , Norwalk: Join Benedict the Egg, host of all things "egg-citing," as he facilitates and participates in loads of egg-cellent activities, including egg rolls and even having children decorate him. Hop On Over: 303 West Ave., 203-899-0606, www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

April 4, Pequot Library Egg Roll, Southport: Bring your own long-handled wooden spoon (or borrow one from the library) for a turn at this classic egg roll race. Also on the agenda: Decorating hard-boiled eggs and dancing the Bunny Hop. Hop On Over: 720 Pequot Ave., 203-259-00346, www.pequotlibrary.org .

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