Hunting for Actual Treasure Around Seattle This Easter

Orbs, eggs, and other treats 🥚

A shining orange glass orb with the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art's logo stamped onto it rests on a grassy hill with sunlight against it.

📸: BIMA’s Treasure Trek | Photo courtesy BIMA

You probably know about the Easter Bunny and all of its egg hunts. But did you know there’s actual treasure to be found out in the woods this spring?

Read on for three Easter activities that will fill your basket with special treats like glass orbs, coffee-filled eggs, and handmade trinkets.

Go on BIMA’s Treasure Trek 🔮

📍Kitsap County

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is hiding 200 hand-blown glass orbs around public lands across Kitsap County outside of Seattle. This treasure trek will be much harder than your average Easter hunt, but the reward is sweeter. If you find one of the balls created by youth glassblowers in Tacoma, it’s yours to keep. (Though the museum asks you just keep one so more people can have successful hunts.)


BIMA started dropping orbs on April 1st and will hide more over six weeks. If you fail during Easter weekend, you’ve got time to keep exploring.


🔮 The glass floats are hidden in public spaces such as parks and waterways. No need to trespass, the glass floats will never be on private property.
🔮 Trail-hidden glass floats can be found within a few feet of the trail, and floats hidden on beaches will be well above the high tide line.
🔮 Glass floats will never be hidden in ecologically sensitive areas or wetlands (soggy ground = no floats).
🔮 Don’t forget to look up, down, all around. The glass floats may be hiding off the ground in trees, behind logs, on an old fencepost, etc.

🔮 Please keep only one float per seeker. However…
🔮 Keep hunting, you might find one you like more. Please just hide your first treasure where you found the second one. Or, snap a photo and re-hide it for another seeker to find.
🔮 Send a photo of you with your find to
🔮 Post your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #bimatreasuretrek and tag to win swag in celebration of BIMA’s 10th Anniversary. Follow for giveaway rules and updates.

Slurp on Coffeeholic House’s Easter egg bottles 🥚

📍Columbia City and Greenwood

On your way to or from Kitsap County, consider stopping at one of Coffeeholic House’s Seattle locations for a sweet Easter treat. The popular Vietnamese-centered cafe is bringing back its 99-cent Easter egg bottles during Easter week, and they’re available in 12 and 16 ounces for all iced and blended drinks. They’re so cute we want one in every color. Walk-in only.

Fill your basket at El Centro de la Raza’s Easter market🐰

📍Beacon Hill

Looking for an Easter gift that’s not from a major retailer? Go local with El Centro de la Raza’s Saturday Easter market. You can take your picture with the Easter Bunny while exploring crafts, jewelry, candles, spicy gummies, and more from local, small vendors.

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