One-year-old Basil Juelg lays eggs in his basket at the Museum of Science and History on Saturday, April 2nd, 2021.  The museum also housed a petting zoo and photos with the Easter bunny.

The children of Corpus Christi had the opportunity to celebrate Easter in the best possible way after a year – with other children.

The Corpus Christi Museum for Science and History hosted children and their families at its “Eggtastic Easter” event on Saturday.

During the event, the children participated in numerous fun and educational opportunities, including a petting zoo and Easter egg hunts.

“We at the Corpus Christi Science and History Museum are very excited to host this great community event,” said Kris Tovar, director of business development for the museum. “The museum enjoys teaching kids about science and history in our petting zoo, science ‘live’ on stage events, arts and crafts and scavenger hunts.”

The most popular activity had to be the Easter egg hunt as the kids could barely hold their excitement before being released to collect as many eggs as possible.

“It’s so much fun to see all the little kids and their faces so excited,” said Rebekah Everhart, the museum’s event and sales director. “Everyone is ready to celebrate.”

Activities at the event were staggered and repeated to prevent large crowds from gathering in the hallways of the museum.

“It feels amazing to be able to take in people again,” said Everhart. “Overall, everyone is looking forward to returning and everyone is feeling a bit safer. It’s so exciting to have the two big egg hunts for the children today.”

The museum hopes to host events similar to Saturday’s throughout the summer and stands ready to learn more about crowd hosting at any event in 2021.

“Everyone has a good understanding of what we need to do to make it safe,” said Everhart. “Right now it’s about having something to look forward to and knowing that we can safely make it.”

The list of upcoming events can be found on the museum’s website.

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