Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Buffets, Free Egg Hunts, Face Painting, Petting Zoo & More

 Kick off the weekend with Breakfast with a Bunny on March 31 from 9-10:30 a.m. at The Garden Restaurant

The festivities will include a breakfast buffet, train rides, one Easter treat bag per child, and face painting. Prices are $30 for adults, $20 for children 5-12 (non-members) or $20 for adults, $15 for children 5-12 (members). Photos with the Easter Bunny will also be available for purchase ($8 for members, $16 for nonmembers).

Moody Gardens’ Annual Easter tradition, Easter in the Gardens, also returns April 1. The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. with free egg hunts, games and a petting zoo.

Easter egg hunts will be staggered in four groups based on age, with each age group having two opportunities to participate in the hunt for brightly colored, candy-filled eggs.

Egg hunts are scheduled for:

Egg Hunt No. 1

11 a.m.: ages 2-3 (parents allowed in this hunt)

11:30 a.m.: ages 4-5 (parents allowed in this hunt)

Noon: ages 6-7 (kids only)

12:30 p.m.: ages 8-9 (kids only)

Egg Hunt No. 2

1:30 p.m.: ages 2-3 (parents allowed in this hunt)

2 p.m.: ages 4-5 (parents allowed in this hunt)

2:30 p.m.: ages 6-7 (kids only)

3 p.m.: ages 8-9 (kids only)

Easter in the Gardens features a variety of free activities including face painting and a chance to meet and take a photo with the Easter Bunny when he hops by to join in the fun. The My First Easter photo opportunity will also be open to children 1 year old and younger.

Admission to Easter in the Gardens activities is free.

Guests can also take advantage of two fantastic Easter buffets. The Garden Restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices are $32.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors and $15.95 for children 5-12. Children 4 and younger are complimentary with the purchase of an adult buffet.

Reservations are recommended, but not required. To make a reservation, please call (409) 683-4238. Or, head over to the Moody Gardens Hotel Easter Buffet from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Prices are $59 for adults, $49 for seniors and $29 for children 4-12. Children 3 years and younger eat for free. Call 409-683-4466 to make a reservation.

For more information, call 800-582-4673 or visit

photo credit: Moody Gardens