The Illinois Railway Museum is pleased to announce that it will be holding the Bunny Trolley Hop again in 2020. For those who have visited us before, the event will be a little different this year.
Bunny, being a timid creature, has asked for a little more privacy this year so his carrot patch will not be located on the campus but a couple of miles down the line. You will hop aboard the specially-decorated electric cars at the East Union Depot for the ride to meet Bunny at his carrot patch where kids will be able to meet and take a picture with the Easter Bunny.
On the museum campus you will be able to join a second streetcar ride along the Bunny Trail where you can help the Easter Bunny find his missing treasure to fill his basket. You will be able to join the Easter Egg Hunt, which will be outdoors weather permitting (inside one of the large exhibit buildings in case of rain). Please bring your own basket!. At the East Union depot, kids will be able to enjoy coloring activities in one of our historic dining cars. In addition (weather permitting) there will be an inflatable bounce house along with our regular train-themed playground activities.
To ensure that you have time with the Easter Bunny, only a limited number of tickets will be sold for each trip. The time on your ticket is the time of your ride to meet the Easter Bunny. Please arrive in time to be at the depot 15 minutes prior to your trip time and plan to allow 60-90 minutes for the entire experience. You can enjoy the activities on the campus before or after your visit to Bunny.
The museum will only be open to Bunny Trolley Hop ticket holders but the exhibit buildings will be open to view the trains on display.
Tickets are priced at $12.00 and are available on the museum website. Everyone who has passed their second birthday needs a ticket. If you are unable to print your tickets at home, bring a copy of your order confirmation email to the museum store where you will check in for your ride. This is a specially ticketed event - passes not honored during this event - general admission not available.