Sensory-Friendly Easter Bunny Visits
Hippity-hoppity, the Easter Bunny is on its way!
Sensory-friendly Easter Bunny visits are happening at sites throughout Illinois and the St. Louis area. Individuals of all ages and abilities may schedule an appointment.
The visits will take place in a calmer, quieter environment that supports visitors’ sensory, physical and developmental needs. Autism Speaks is partnering with Cherry Hill Programs to provide these special Easter Bunny photo events.
The Bunny Cares experiences are free. Photos will be available to buy at each event.
You can see the Easter Bunny on March 26 at the following locations (in the “Reserve” section for each location, click on the “Events” button and select “Bunny Cares”):
- Fox Valley
- Frontenac Plaza (Missouri)
- Hawthorn Mall
- Market Place Shopping Center
- Northwoods Mall
- Orland Square Mall
- White Oaks Mall
- Woodfield Mall (also hosting an event on April 2)
Reservations are limited. Visit the Bunny Cares website for a complete list of sites and to reserve your spot.
Many communities are also hosting sensory-friendly egg hunts and opportunities to meet the Easter Bunny. To find these events and other family-friendly spring activities, hop on over to our Special Events page.
Sensory-Friendly Bunny Visits
Free Easter Bunny visits for people of all ages and abilities.
Individuals with special needs and their families are invited to sensory-friendly Easter Bunny photo sessions scheduled throughout Illinois.
Autism Speaks is partnering with Cherry Hill Programs this spring to provide the special events.
The Bunny will welcome people of all ages and abilities at several locations across Illinois. The visits will take place in a more subdued and calm environment with extra effort to support visitors’ sensory, physical and developmental needs.
The Bunny Experiences are free, and photos will be available for purchase at each event.
The Illinois Bunny visits are scheduled for the following cities and dates:
- Aurora, April 7
- Bourbonnais, April 7
- Calumet City, April 14
- Chicago Ridge, April 7
- Fairview Heights, April 7
- Gurnee, April 7
- Joliet, April 7
- Lincolnwood, April 7
- Lombard, April 7
- Orland Park, April 7
- Peoria, April 7
- Schaumburg, March 31 and April 7
- Springfield, April 7
- West Dundee, April 7
Reservations are limited. Visit the Autism Speaks website for the full list and to reserve your spot.
For more family-friendly spring activities for children with special healthcare needs, be sure to check out our Events page.