Catch the

bunny train

Hatch a plan for a fun April family outing. Hop aboard the Bunny Train at East Troy Railroad Museum Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy, or the Great Bunny Train at the National Railroad Museum, 2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay.

East Troy’s Bunny Train runs six times each day on April 8, 9, and 15. The 10-mile round trip journey has one stop at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago — where you can disembark the historic train car and pet live chicks and bunnies and take photos with the Easter Bunny. There will be activities and games, and jellybeans, too! All child ticketholders receive a stuffed toy bunny to take home with them. Reservations are recommended.

More information and reserve/buy tickets online at; or phone 262-642-3263 (press “0” and leave message; a volunteer will return your call).

Green Bay’s Great Bunny Train runs, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1, 2, 8, and 9. Ride the train to Bunny Land to meet funny bunnies and the Easter Bunny! Have fun with springtime crafts, bunny games, planting a bean, an egg hunt, live entertainment and more. Reserve/buy your tickets online at

More information; or phone 920-437-7623.

Happy Birthday, Harry Houdini

Make your weekend magical with either a kids’ one-day magic workshop, or a dinner and a magic show for the whole family, or both!, in honor of Appleton native magician Harry Houdini’s birthday. History Museum at the Castle, 330 E. College Ave, Appleton, hosts the kids’ workshop, Magic at the Castle with RJ, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, and Happy Birthday Harry! Popup Dinner and Magic 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Kids, ages 9 and over, will learn fun magic tricks with RJ the Magician during a two-hour Magic at the Castle workshop. Cost is $10 per child. Register online

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Heirloom Kitchen Company’s Pop.Up.Fox.Cities will be catering a family-friendly multi-course meal at Happy Birthday Harry! Popup Dinner and Magic in the museum’s Ogilvie Hall, 300 E. College Ave. Full-stage magic shows featuring RJ the Magician, The Comedy Magic of Mike, and Mischief Magic will be performed between courses. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased online at under “Dinner and Magic at the History Museum.”

More information or; or phone 920-735-9370.

Classic fairy tale on stage

Travel no further than the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, for a taste of Broadway with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Be dazzled by jaw-dropping transformations and new twists on the classic tale. The Tony Award-winning musical runs in Milwaukee March 28 to April 2 before disappearing like Cinderella from the ball at the stroke of midnight. Tickets are $31 to $121 and can be purchased online at; or by phone 414-273-7206.

More information; or 414-273-7121.

— Robyn Norton


Robyn Norton is a features assistant for the Wisconsin State Journal.