Children and parents frantically start running as the egg hunt begins.
"We have somewhere around 20,000 eggs we put out this year, and they'll be picked up in about seven minutes", Scarberry said.
This year was the 37th running of the egg hunt.
The majority of the crowds were waiting in an empty space at the park anticipating the main event.
However, this year's event was slightly different.
"We're breaking down another barrier and a more inclusive community", Heaton said.
Trinity Lutheran Church sponsors a sunrise Easter service at the west side Boulder Reservoir, scheduled for 6:21 a.m. today.
"I like it that they separated by age (group)".
Powell said the day was all about sharing one of Jesus' most important attributes - love.
Overall, she said the hunt offers a chance for children and their families to celebrate the holiday in a fun way.
About 15,000 eggs were shipped in especially for the hunt, the greatest number in the history of the event, and scattered throughout the building to teach children about democracy, the parliamentary system and Canberra's history.
"We're just really glad we can help make a difference for these kids", said Johnson. Once he or she finds and clicks the object, they are rewarded with an egg.
Lindsey Pierce brought her three kids to the egg hunt because she also enjoys watching her children having a fun time. It's hard to get them away from it. "It's just a matter of being in this community saying we want to be here and serve you", he said. In addition to candy, the eggs contained yellow tickets with scriptures written on them.
Students participating in the egg hunt are part of the school's Bright Vision program, which brings together children with vision impairments with others who are fully sighted, according to the school's website. "We try to remind people what the goal of Easter is, that Jesus died to save us from our sins on Friday and rose on Sunday".style="text-align: center;"