The “Golden Egg” at the Discovery Museum’s Easter egg hunt this Saturday at 10 a.m. is one lucky family’s ticket to a FREE birthday party or yearlong membership.

Children ages 10 and younger are invited to scour our more than 40 “please touch” exhibits for the coveted Golden Egg and other brightly colored treasures and then enjoy several Easter-themed crafts, games, and more with the whole family.         The staff is also planning an eggcellent scavenger hunt with prizes for older children.

“With all its magical nooks and crannies, the Discovery Museum is the perfect place to go on an Easter egg hunt,” Program Director Amy Blasco said. “The Golden Egg is a fun way to thank our patrons for visiting and supporting us.”

This event is free to members or with admission. Patrons are asked to bring their own baskets to the hunt.

Other special events and programs this month include a museum visit from A Wish Your Heart Makes’ Mary Poppins on April 11, the 6th annual Free Family Kite Festival at Rotary Centennial Park on April 19, and Arbor Day/Earth Day celebrations on April 25. Visit http://smvdiscoverymuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CLICK-HERE-.pdf for our full schedule.

Located at 705. S. McClelland St., the Discovery Museum is fun for all ages, with 13,000 square feet of “please touch” exhibits, weekly programs and special events that explore ourselves, our valley, our world and beyond. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. Discover the power of play at the only children’s museum in Santa Barbara County.

For more information, visit the museum’s website, smvdiscoverymuseum.org, call 928-8414, or check us out on Twitter (@SMVDiscovery) or Facebook (SMVDiscoveryMuseum).