Egg Hunt Facts

If you’re new to the Auburn Heights Egg Hunt, here are some tips and tricks to ensure everyone has an egg-cellent time:

  • Event is BYOB — Bring Your Own Basket (we have a few for sale in the Gift Shop, while supplies last)
  • Directions: If using GPS, input the site address as 3000 Creek Rd. HOCKESSIN (some satellites are confused by Yorklyn)
  • Cell coverage: Cell service at the site & vicinity is hit or miss (emphasis on miss), but there is Wifi in the museum.
  • Gates open at 12 noon (visitors are not permitted on the property before then due to safety checks)
  • Trains will begin running at noon, and there will be special kids crafts activities in the museum, with plenty to see and do)
  • Hunt kicks off promptly at 1:00 pm (ages 2 & under go first, then ages 3-5, followed by ages 6 to 8, and then ages 9 to 12)
  • The Easter Bunny will be meeting and greeting starting at 12 noon until 3pm!
  • The hunt is held rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable and may be used only for the day issued. In the event of especially inclement weather, you may call the Friends of Auburn Heights office at (302) 239-2385 for a recorded message that will indicate if there is any change in the regular schedule or check the website at But we really never let a little drizzle or passing shower dampen our fun, so unless you see a special notice, we will be hoppin’ ready to go!
  • Advance registrants will receive an email reminder (at the email address used to reserve their tickets) on Thursday before the hunt. Tickets will be under the name used for registration (and included in that email).
  • Bring cash if you want to take advantage of the day’s food trucks: Woodside Farm Creamery is cash only and the food vendor may charge a convenience fee for use of credit cards.
  • Sorry, no pets except service dogs (they scare the Easter Bunny)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us (302-239-2385;, but please note that the office phone and email cannot be monitored on hunt day as we are busy with the event.