PEEPS and Easter weekend family fun

PEEPS
Jurassic PEEP, created by Adam Weisser of Milwaukee, is among 126 entries in the Racine Art Museum's 9th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition. The show runs through April 8. (Photo by Jon Bolton/courtesy of Racine Art Museum)

Have you seen the PEEPS? This Easter weekend in Racine County includes original art, an egg hunt and fun with a bunny. Real Racine has ideas for your Easter weekend.

The PEEPS are back. They’re yellow, blue, pink and made of marshmallow. At the Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St., PEEPS candies are art for the ninth year! The PEEPS Art Exhibition is on through April 8. This year’s show features 126 entries from around the country including many innovative three-dimensional sculpture. You’ll also see two-dimensional paintings, works on paper and 32 quilt block entries. The pieces are inspired by inventive puns, pop culture, sports and famous artists. Be sure to vote for the PEEPle’s Choice Award. RAM is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum will be closed Easter Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors (age 62+) and youth (age 12 through 18). Children ages 11 and younger admitted free with a paid adult. Details at www.ramart.org

Eggs and more. The Racine Zoo’s annual Eggstravaganza is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the zoo, 2131 N. Main St. Families will have fun hunting for the six “cluck-cluck” doors, playing themed games, enjoying two bouncy houses, cookie decorating and crafts. There are also animal ambassadors and food and beverages available for purchase. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to pose for photos at an additional $5 charge. Regular zoo admission applies – $8 adults, $7 seniors and $6 children ages 3 through 15. Visit www.racinezoo.org

Chow down. Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. at Sturtevant Village Hall, 2801 89th St. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. The egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. Proceeds help support village recreation activities.

Brainteaser time. Looking for something different? Logic Puzzle Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, has brainteaser puzzles with an egg theme. When you’ve completed (or tried to complete) those, you’ll find 60 more hands-on-mechanical puzzles to try. The puzzle session is 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday. More puzzle sessions are set for next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 3-4). Admission is $10 per person. Advance reservations are a must. Call 262-763-3946 or visit www.logicpuzzlemuseum.org

Bunny Time. It’s the final weekend for the Big Bunny Adventure and Easter Egg Hunt at Apple Holler Farm, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Yorkville. This includes a trip down the bunny trail to the Bunnyville Puppet Playhouse to see the original “Country Bunny Puppet Show.” The show is followed by a train ride, an egg hunt, games, baby farm animals and hand-led pony rides. Shows are at 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday and next Monday (April 2). Admission is $10. Reservations are required. Call 262-884-7100 or visit www.appleholler.com

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