Thu. Apr. 18

Easter Bunny at Oakwood Mall

There's an egg-ceptionally wonderful Easter Bunny headed to Oakwood Mall. Take the eggs-press lane and reserve your place in line online. Bring your pets to meet the Easter Bunny for Pet Night on 4/15. Hours are 12-8pm, and 11am-6pm on Sunday. Extended hours (10am-9pm) on 4/13, 4/19 and 4/20.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: Package details information online

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 18

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

10am-noon Thu. Apr. 18

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Thu. Apr. 18

Pop Up Science: Colorful Chemistry

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is colorful chemistry.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Apr. 18

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Apr. 18

Painting & Popcorn

Calling all pint-sized Picassos. Your child will be able to create a one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice boxes are provided to fuel that creative energy.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-4:30pm Thu. Apr. 18

New Twinkle Baby's learn to dance

Young dancers develop (get up get moving be active) song and dance and more. Structured lessons following - direction - team work - confidence - body muscles plus the introduction to the world of dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: 3-4 years and up

5-10pm Thu. Apr. 18

Run with the Cops for Special Olympics 2019

Join officers from local law enforcement agencies at UW-Eau Claire for Run With The Cops in April. Hit the lights and sirens all along the course for this fun-filled, community night glow run! Enjoy law enforcement display, to raffles, donut eating contests and more.

Haas Fine Arts Parking Lot (and Water St. Lot) 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: 5K/1 mile $25, kids dash $15

Age: All Ages

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 18

Special Kids Nights

For children with special needs, visiting the Museum can prove difficult on a typical day. This event offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night. Snacks included, with themed sensory activities and extra staff support.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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