The Easter Bunny Rolls Down the Tracks at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Release date: 2/27/2013

The Easter Bunny Express Rolls Out the Last Two Weekends in March, Easter Egg Hunt March 30
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The Easter Bunny Rides Along With Kids and Their Family, Handing Out Easter Candy for the Kids
SPENCER, N.C. – The N.C. Transportation Museum hosts the Easter Bunny Express for two full weekends, March 23-24, 29-30. A big finale is planned March 30 that includes our annual Easter Egg Hunt and the LeHigh Valley steam locomotive pulling the museum’s Caboose Train. 
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 candy, 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 make a stop by the nearby Wagons, Wheels & Wings Exhibit, where kids can make a craft to take home, creating their very own spring chick.
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.
March 30 is the big finale to the Easter Bunny Express and some special offerings will be in store. The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at noon for kids 0 to 10 years old. Colorful Easter Eggs will fill the museum grounds 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, March 30 only, pulling the museum’s caboose train. After all, everyone wants to ride in the caboose for an “above the rails” view. These five 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. 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 March 30. The Easter Egg Hunt is available to all children who attend, ages 0-10.
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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