Glow-In-The-Dark Egg Hunt!


The Science Museum of Western Virginia and Macaroni Kid Roanoke’s Glow-In-The-Dark Egg Hunt!

Forget pastel colors and back yard snooze-fests: we’re bringing the traditional egg hunt to life with neon decorations, UV face paint and eggs that glow-in-the-dark! The Science Museum of Western Virginia and Macaroni Kid Roanoke are teaming up to throw Roanoke’s most ‘egg-stravagant’ egg hunt of the year. Make sure you get your tickets early as this is a sell-out event; you do not want to miss out and be left with egg on your face!

This neon egg-stravaganza will see egg hunters canvass the entire 4th floor of the Science Museum as it is transformed into an egg-hunter’s adventure paradise with over 1000 glow-in-the-dark eggs! We encourage all hunters to wear bright colors that will light up under the black lights and create an even more awesome experience! 

Every egg will include a small, age-appropriate prize and special prizes will be available to hunters who find one of 10 GOLDEN EGGS during the hunt! The event will also feature an ‘egg-ccessible’ hunt for those with sensory disorders.

When: Saturday April 20th, 10am-5pm

Where: Science Museum of Western Virginia, 1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

Tickets: $6 for hunters and non-hunters over 2yrs of age (includes admission to the Science Museum!)


Sensory-friendly Hunt

The event includes an ‘Egg-ccessible’ Egg Hunt, proudly sponsored by FAVE, Facilitating Awareness and Valuable Experiences, as an Ability Inclusive Egg Hunt for children with additional physical, communication and cognitive needs. Featuring a visual activity sheet with clear instructions, this hunt has ‘egg-stra’ accommodations that make it suitable for individuals with sensory disorders!

Please go here for more information.


Hunt sessions


10:30am – Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt

Hunters with sensory disorders between 3-13yrs of age

Participants must be accompanied by an adult


12:00pm – Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt #1

Hunters between 3-5yrs of age

Participants must be accompanied by an adult


2:00pm – Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt #2

Hunters between 5-8yrs of age

Participants may be accompanied by an adult


3:00pm – Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt #3

Hunters between 8-10yrs of age

Participants should hunt individually




Your admission includes:

  • Access to all the 5th floor museum exhibits, including the Hidden Garden, Toy Joy, How It Works, MakerLab and The Bubble
  • Make your own slime station!
  • Collection bag decorating station
  • Incentive prizes for first 100 hunters who purchase tickets (see below!)
  • Exclusive discount for ticket holders to receive a FREE Passport Package upgrade on any new or renewing membership purchase
  • The first 100 hunters who purchase tickets will receive a FREE kid’s meal coupon for Cabo Fish Taco and a burlap sac bag to collect their eggs in during the hunt! Prizes will be given to winning ticket holders when they check-in for the hunt
  • More activities to be confirmed for the event!


Additional activities:

  • Prepare for the hunt by having your face painted with UV paint that will shine brightly under the black lights! (for a small additional fee)


Buy tickets:

Each hunter must purchase 1 ticket per hunt that they wish to participate in, however adults and non-hunters only need to purchase one ticket for the whole event.

10:30am Sensory Egg Hunt (3-13yrs) Hunter Tickets

10:30am Sensory Egg Hunt Adult/Non-hunter Tickets


12:00pm Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt (3-5yrs) Hunter Tickets12:00pm Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt (3-5yrs) Adult/Non-hunter Tickets


2:00pm Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt (5-8yrs) Hunter Tickets2:00pm Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt (5-8yrs) Adult/Non-hunter Tickets


3:00pm Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt (8-10yrs) Hunter Tickets3:00pm Glow-In-The-Dark Hunt (8-10yrs) Adult/Non-hunter Tickets




Can my child participate in the Sensory Hunt if they do not have a sensory disorder?

The Sensory Hunt is designed specifically to accommodate children with specific needs and therefore we ask that neurotypical children take part in one of the other egg hunts. If you are not sure whether your child fits the appropriate criteria for the Sensory Hunt, please contact SMWV Marketing Director, Koren Smith, at

Do I or my child need to buy a ticket if we are not participating in a hunt?

Yes. All visitors over the age of 2 years, even if they are not participating in a hunt, must still purchase a ticket. Tickets include admission to the 5th floor of the Science Museum and also include additional event activities.

Can I stay in the museum after my hunt has finished?

Of course! You are welcome to stay and explore the 5th floor of the Science Museum for as long as you like until 5pm.

Can I leave the museum and come back later?

Absolutely! Just be sure to be ready to show your ticket again at the check-in desks.

I have 2 children who fit in to different age categories. Can they both participate in the same hunt?

We have age categories to give all hunters equal opportunities to enjoy the hunt and make it fair for other participants. Each hunter must participate in the hunt that corresponds to their appropriate age. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact SMWV Marketing Director, Koren Smith, at

Are prizes guaranteed for all participants?

We have designed the hunt to give all hunters the best chance to find at least 1 egg during the hunt and have measures in place to give extra help to those who are struggling. However, we cannot guarantee that every participant will find an egg before other