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Easter Egg Roll with Dole

In the grand tradition of the White House Easter Egg Roll, which started all the way back in 1878, the Dole Institute of Politics has been hosting its own egg roll on the front lawn since 2016.  The Dole Institute’s Easter Egg Roll normally features the great spoon-and-egg race along with numerous other festivities, including an egg hunt, a bunny corral, and plenty of photo ops for everyone. 

For safety reasons, we’ve modified our large egg roll celebration this year, but we’ve still got plenty of Easter spirit and lots of fun activities, games, and surprises to share!  This event page is our one-stop-shop for family-friendly Easter fun that you can participate in from the safety of your own home.  We’ll be updating it throughout the month of March, so be on the lookout for Easter-themed videos, crafts, coloring pages, and more. The Dole Institute will partner again with the Lawrence Public Library for a special spring-themed virtual storytime and hands-on crafts available for pickup at the Institute. Additionally, we would love it if you’d tag us to share your participation—be sure to use #rollwithdole in your posts! 

Plus, we’re all set to host your small group outing to the Dole Institute safely with an egg hunt amongst the exhibit cases, a Dole Institute-themed putting green, a space to practice your bunny hop, and lots of treats. Feel free to wear your Easter finest or your weekend casual – we don’t care what you wear, as long as you wear a mask!  However, we do give out extra treats to those sporting bunny ears! 

The 2021 Easter Egg Roll with Dole begins Friday, March 5th, and will be open to the public Thursday thru Sundays until April 3rd.    Please note that we are closed Easter Sunday, April 4th. To plan your visit, click to see our open hours and safety guidelines.

Event information: 

  • 2021 Easter Egg Roll with Dole 
  • Virtual and on-site programming 
  • Friday, March 5 – Saturday, April 3, during museum open hours Thursday-Sundays. Thursdays and Fridays 10-12 and 2-4, and Saturday and Sunday 12-4.
  • Closed Easter Sunday, April 4. 

Click here for the 2021 Easter Egg Roll with Dole event page! 

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