Easter Bunny Express Tickets On Sale Now

Release date: 2/20/2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:  Mark Brown
                Information & Communication Specialist
                (704) 636-2889, ext 240

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Is This Year’s New Addition

SPENCER, N.C. – The N.C. Transportation Museum hosts the Easter Bunny Express for two full weekends, March 28-29 and April 3-4. This annual event will include a special addition on Saturdays only, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny Express is a family favorite at the N.C. Transportation Museum. Children and their parents receive a visit from the Easter Bunny as they enjoy the museum’s 25 minute narrated train ride.  The Easter Bunny has a treat, a hand shake and a smile for each child as the train makes its way down the tracks.

Following the train ride, families can stop by the museum’s Gift Station for temporary tattoos for the kids to show off to all their friends.  Then they can also make a stop behind the Gift Station, where kids can make a craft to take home, creating their very own Easter bunny.

The Easter Bunny Express is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and active military and $10 for children 3-12.  Children 2 and under always ride free.  Tickets include museum admission, the train ride, tattoos and the craft.

Saturdays, March 28 and April 4, kids and parents can get an early start to the Easter Bunny fun, by enjoying pancakes, sausage and fruit during Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. In addition to a tasty start to the event, special photo areas will be set up so families can have a great photo memory. There will be two breakfast seatings each day, at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.  Cost for this bonus is $10 per person and must be purchased in advance and as a separate ticket. 

April 4 also includes some special added benefits.  The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at noon for kids 0 to 10 years old.  As the clock strikes 12, a train whistle will sound the beginning of the hunt, with colorful Easter Eggs across the museum grounds filled with stickers, candy and toys. Children will be split into groups by age to make the most of the day’s fun.  For each age group, a golden egg will be available with a special prize for the child who finds it. Be sure to bring your own basket. 

The Lehigh Valley #126 Steam Locomotive will also be in attendance, April 4 only, pulling the museum’s caboose train.  After all, everyone wants to ride in the caboose for an “above the rails” view.  These six colorful cabooses pulled by a vintage steam locomotive chugging down the tracks will be a very memorable sight.

With the addition of the Caboose Train, a special combo ticket will be available April 4.  Combo tickets include museum admission, tattoos and crafts in the Gift Station and both the Easter Bunny Express train ride and the Steam Powered Caboose Train.  Those special combo tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and active military and $16 for children 3-12. 

Regularly priced Easter Bunny Express tickets, without the steam engine caboose train ride, will also be offered April 4.  The Easter Egg Hunt is available to all children who attend, ages 0-10.

Visit www.nctrans.org for more information or to purchase tickets. You can also call 704-636-2889 ext. 224.

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About the N.C. Transportation Museum

The N.C. Transportation Museum, located in historic Spencer Shops, the former Southern Railway repair facility is located just five minutes off I-85 at Exit 79 in Spencer, N.C., and about an hour from Charlotte, Greensboro or Winston-Salem. The museum is part of the Division of Historic Sites and the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

 

About the Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported  Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives.  The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources serves as a champion for North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy.  To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.