Weekend Plans: Science After Dark, Easter Egg Hunts and More

Thursday

Get inspired for the upcoming April Fool’s Day and learn the science behind your favorite pranks at the Museum of Discovery Science After Dark: Pranks & Dranks from 6 to 9 p.m. You can also try some of the best cocktails and brews Little Rock has to offer. You must be at least 21 to enter. Tickets are $10 or free for members.

Friday

Join the Little Rock Zoo the last Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. to explore the creatures of the night at Twilight Hike Around the Zoo. Learn about owls, bats, frogs, and even the night stars! Cost is $35 for non-members, $30 for members and registration is required. All ages are welcome and there will be s’mores!

Saturday

Help hunt for thousands of eggs at the Burns Park Youth Baseball Complex for free thanks to North Little Rock Parks and Recreation! Kids must be between ages one and nine, and will be grouped according to age for the egg hunt. There will be coloring areas, photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera), bounce houses, prizes and more. Registrations starts at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by Centennial Bank, Altitude Trampoline Park, Ben E. Keith and the North Little Rock Mayor’s Youth Council.

The second annual Autism Festival and Walk hosted by the Arkansas Autism Foundation will be at War Memorial Stadium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and includes entertainment, refreshments, fun activities, bounce houses and an autism resource fair. We will also incorporate an Easter activity at the event. You can pre-register here.

Alzheimer’s Arkansas Champions Gala at Little Rock Marriott Hotel, 3 Statehouse Plaza is evening you won’t want to miss. Alzheimer’s Arkansas is honoring Rick Fleetwood, Jennifer Batesel and Priscilla Pittman for the outstanding work they do to help bring awareness to this debilitating disorder. Tickets start at $100. The money raised by Alzheimer’s Arkansas goes only to families in the Natural State. The VIP Reception starts at 5:30 pm dinner begins at 7 p.m.

Grammy-award winner Jason Mraz is bringing his “Solo Acoustic” tour to Robinson Center. Mraz is taking time off to tour following a successful stint on Broadway in Sarah Barielles’ musical “Waitress.” The show will be at Robinson Center for one night only. The performance is set to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $38.

Ongoing

Celebrate the end of winter at Garvan Woodland Gardens during spring bloom time at their annual Tulip Extravaganza. See thousands of beautiful blooms, starting in February with crocus, daffodils and hyacinths; followed closely or perhaps concurrently depending on weather by over 150,000 brilliant Dutch tulips. In addition, spring annuals and azaleas bloom, making it the biggest display of spring color between Dallas and Memphis. For up-to-date photos and peak bloom times, check the Gardens Facebook page. The Garden is located at 550 Arkridge Road in Hot Springs. Check their website for updated hours. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for ages four to 12 and free kids three and under.

Click here to see Publisher Heather Baker talk to Fox 16 Good Day about the Weekend Planner.

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