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Irvine Park Railroad's Upcoming Events

Irvine Park Railroad in Irvine Regional Park invites you to come experience some exciting family-friendly events.

From Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 30, the Easter bunny will be at Irvine Park Railroad for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The Easter Eggstravaganza will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt, where each egg will be filled with candy or a prize. The Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10 a.m. Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event in order to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt. Please visit http://www.irvineparkrailroad.com/content/easter-eggstravaganza for complete details, including times and costs.

There will also be a moon bounce, hay ride, Easter cookie decorating, picture stands, carnival games and face painting.

On Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., take a trip back in time with Irvine Park Railroad’s Fourth Grade California History Education Program Family Day. Usually only offered for school field trips, Irvine Park Railroad will open the program up to the public for one day only.

Irvine Park Railroad’s Fourth Grade California History Education Program Family Day will also be opened to those who are homeschooled on Monday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Created by teachers, for teachers, this hands-on learning experience meets the State of California curriculum requirements for fourth grade history.

Six different stations make up the program: a ride on the Irvine Park Railroad train, an authentic mine shaft, miner’s camp, water wheel that runs a replica sawmill and a historic old west building complete with a jail cell and saloon. Visitors can also pan for gold just like the 49’ers did during the gold rush.

The Fourth Grade History Education Program is recommended for children 7 to 12 years old and is $14 per person. Reservations are required, please visit http://www.irvineparkrailroad.com/content/california-history-education-program-public-day for more details.

While at Irvine Regional Park, be sure and visit the other activities offered at the park, including: Bike and paddle rentals, pony rides and the OC Zoo.

For more information on Irvine Regional Park, visit http://ocparks.com/parks/irvine/.