Calendar & Programs

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

The Salem Easter Egg Hunt is an interactive Salem Saturday for the whole family! In addition to the regular Saturday tour experience, Old Salem ticketed visitors will get to participate in an exciting scavenger hunt throughout the district that will lead them to investigate this cultural history up close and personal.

Come find out why Easter is such a central holiday in Moravian culture and what this season looked like historically for the people of the time!

Each of our tour buildings will hold the answer to a question or a hidden object. Find out the secrets and get a prize in each location! And of course, no one understands tradition more than history-lovers, so a traditional egg hunt will be held on the Tavern meadow at 3:00 for ticketed children ages 10 and under. 

  • When: Saturday, March 23rd 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Egg hunt on the Tavern Meadow at 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Whole district of Old Salem and MESDA 
  • How much: Open to all visitors with a valid Old Salem ticket. Make the most of it by getting a membership and come for the year! 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Science Alive!

Spring Science Alive offers an enriching experience for public school field trips and individual students alike, blending North Carolina science standards with historical exploration. Hosted in Old Salem’s historic district on April 10th and 11th, this program caters to grades 3-8, featuring demonstrations and interactive activities that make learning engaging!

Collaboratively brought to life by our Education staff and volunteers, Spring Science Alive aims to inspire with science amidst history, promising a memorable journey for students and educators alike.

  • When: April 10th and 11th, during regular programming hours.
  • Where: The historic district of Old Salem.
  • How much: Advance booking required via Group Tours for groups of 12 or more. Open to all participating schools and individual families!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.