Easter Bunny Express

Event Dates:

Saturday, March 23: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, March 24: 12pm – 5pm
Friday, March 29: 9am – 5pm
Saturday, March 30: 9am – 5pm

Train Rides:

Saturday, March 23: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Sunday, March 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Friday, March 29: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Saturday, March 30: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Train ride times apply to all train events, including regular train rides and breakfast, lunch, or snacks with the Easter Bunny.

Event Pricing:

Admission Only Without Train Ride:
Adult – $9.00 *
Senior (65+)/Military – $8.00 *
Child 3-12 – $7.00 *
Lifetime and Family Platinum Members- FREE
All other members – 50% off ticket price

Admission with Train Ride (coach seating):
Adult – $18.00 *
Senior (65+)/Military – $16.00 *
Child 3-12 – $14.00 *
Lifetime and Family Platinum Members – FREE
All other members – 50% off ticket price

Admission with Breakfast on the Train with the Easter Bunny (dining car seating):
**NOTE: Children under age 3 will be required to have a ticket if they wish to eat breakfast.**
SOLD OUT

Admission with Lunch on the Train with the Easter Bunny (dining car seating):
**NOTE: Children under age 3 will be required to have a ticket if they wish to eat lunch.**
SOLD OUT

Admission with Snack on the Train with the Easter Bunny (dining car seating):
**NOTE: Children under age 3 will be required to have a ticket if they wish to eat a snack.**
SOLD OUT

* Price plus NC sales tax and ticket handling fees

ASTC Passport Program:

ASTC Passport Program and Museum/Train Ride Vouchers:

Reciprocal memberships from participating Association of Science-technology Centers (ASTC) will NOT be accepted for this special event. Neither will vouchers for free museum admission/train ride nor free train ride with paid museum admission.

Easter Bunny Express

The Easter Bunny Visits for Four Fun-Filled Days!

Throughout our four-day eggstravaganza, event tickets give you access to our museum grounds and exhibit buildings, and include a visit with the Easter Bunny! You’ll be able to take your own photos, or for an additional charge, have our professional onsite photographer take your family’s photos. Enjoy the springtime weather as you explore the museum exhibits featuring model train layouts, trains, airplanes, automobiles, trucks, and more.

Activities include:

  • Bunny Trail-stop with a take-home treat at the last stop
  • Coloring sheet and crafts
  • Balloon Twister
  • Inflatable Games
  • Model Trains
  • Photos with the Easter Bunny
  • Professional photographer for a family photo (additional charge)

Upgrade your visit with a leisurely 25-minute train ride experience aboard our specially decorated Easter-themed train! While riding the rails through our 60-acre museum site, you’ll be greeted by the Easter Bunny who will be passing out treats to the kids. Your ticket also allows you to visit the museum grounds and exhibit buildings. Before or after your ride, you’ll be able to enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny and all the other activities!

Event Dates:

Saturday, March 23: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, March 24: 12pm – 5pm
Friday, March 29: 9am – 5pm
Saturday, March 30: 9am – 5pm

Train Rides:

Saturday, March 23: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Sunday, March 24: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Friday, March 29: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Saturday, March 30: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Train ride times apply to all train events, including regular train rides and breakfast, lunch, or snacks with the Easter Bunny.

Event Pricing:

Admission Only Without Train Ride:
Adult – $9.00 *
Senior (65+)/Military – $8.00 *
Child 3-12 – $7.00 *
Lifetime and Family Platinum Members- FREE
All other members – 50% off ticket price

Admission with Train Ride (coach seating):
Adult – $18.00 *
Senior (65+)/Military – $16.00 *
Child 3-12 – $14.00 *
Lifetime and Family Platinum Members – FREE
All other members – 50% off ticket price

Admission with Breakfast on the Train with the Easter Bunny (dining car seating):
**NOTE: Children under age 3 will be required to have a ticket if they wish to eat breakfast.**
SOLD OUT

Admission with Lunch on the Train with the Easter Bunny (dining car seating):
**NOTE: Children under age 3 will be required to have a ticket if they wish to eat lunch.**
SOLD OUT

Admission with Snack on the Train with the Easter Bunny (dining car seating):
**NOTE: Children under age 3 will be required to have a ticket if they wish to eat a snack.**
SOLD OUT

* Price plus NC sales tax and ticket handling fees

Easter Bunny Express

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt!

March 29 and 30 only
(Weather Permitting*)

Easter Egg Hunt is included with event admission on these days.
Admission tickets are required for ages 3 and up.

10:30AM – Ages 0-2 and Ages 3-4
11:30AM – Ages 5-7 and Ages 8-10
1:30PM – Ages 0-2 and Ages 3-4
2:30PM – Ages 5-7 and Ages 8-10

*In the event of inclement weather, treat bags will be given out to children from 10:30AM until 3:00PM.

Professional Photography Packages & Pricing

 

Have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny each day just behind the Gift Station inside our Master Mechanic’s Office building.  Carolina Portrait Designs will be taking professional photographs and offering the following packages for sale:

 

One Digital File – $35 ($15 for each additional file)

(2) 5×7 Prints – $25 (add a digital file for an additional $25)

(1) 5×7 Print – $15 (add a digital file for an additional $25)

The Easter Bunny will be available for photos throughout each day of the event, with some short breaks between photo sessions.

*New* Meals with the Easter Bunny

Hop onboard to join the Easter Bunny for a meet and greet meal on a railroad dining car! These limited-seating options are available each day for an additional fee. The dining car will be on the train, allowing you to enjoy your meal while you ride. The Easter Bunny will visit with you as the train rolls through our 60-acre site.

We encourage being in line to board for your breakfast, lunch, or snack experience with the Easter Bunny 15 minutes before your ride time. We will begin serving as passengers board the train. Trains depart at the time shown on your ticket, so please be ready for trains to leave on time. Train rides last about 25 minutes each. Seating is limited so we cannot guarantee availability on later trains if you miss your ride and meal time.

Ticket prices for meals with the Easter Bunny include Easter Bunny Express event admission, train ride, and breakfast, lunch, or a snack (one per passenger at the designated ride time) with the Easter Bunny onboard the moving train. All riders ages 3 and up must purchase a ticket to ride the dining car. .

***Children under age 3 wishing to eat the provided meal will need to have a ticket.  Children who do not wish to eat do not need a ticket but must occupy the lap of an adult.***

Members enjoy free or reduced pricing for admission and train ride depending on membership level, but meal prices are at full price.

SOLD OUT

You should be in line for your train at least 15-minutes before your ride time.

Please enter via the main entrance at 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, NC, and follow the signs to the Barber Junction Visitor Center, where you will redeem your tickets.