Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum hosts their first Easter Village

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - After the success of the museum's Christmas Village, the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum decided to have a big celebration for Easter too. The museum's director, Melissa Saye, says it's all about making great memories for families.

She says it's the first time they've done this event and says hundreds attended just last Saturday.

"Well, of course, everyone has family that comes in to visit grandpa or grandma," says Saye. "And this gives them an opportunity to go somewhere to celebrate the season, spend a little family time and to sneak in a little education too."

Saye says they'll have everything from a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny to live bunnies hopping around their bunny patch. Kids can decorate cookies, make bunny nose crafts, compete in an egg roll on the White House's front lawn, and even try their hand at the museum's version of an Easter egg hunt.

"We have a new White House that we installed in the summer, they can sit at the presidential desk, they can be part of the secret service, learn of course in Easter Village about the history of the Egg Roll which they do traditionally every year at the White House," explains Saye.

Easter Village is open throughout the week, but Saye says the Easter Bunny won't be on hand for photos until Friday and Saturday. She says during the week Mother Goose will read stories to the kids and sing Easter songs.

Admission is $7 per person, and Easter Village runs until Saturday.