Spring Break Activities for Kids in DFW

Don’t let your kids tell you how bored they are over Spring Break.

There are tons of activities for kids in Dallas-Fort Worth including spring break camps and classes.

Many of these activities are free or cheap!
five kids running outside

Check out these Dallas area spring break activities for kids to keep their bodies moving and their brains engaged:

Spring Break   Activities in ARLINGTON

River Legacy Park -703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Texas. For more information, please call 817-860-6752 or visit their website.

  • Kite Festival – Festival will take place on Saturday, March 12th from 10:00 – 2:00.   Bring the whole family to this exciting event in River Legacy Parks for kite contests, kite building, stunt demonstrations, face painting, bounce house, concessions and more. Contests will be at noon. Registration fee is $5 through Arlington Parks and Recreation (817-459-6434)
  • Nature Walk -Explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center on a family-friendly Naturalist-led Nature Walk. Event takes place on Saturday, March 12th at 2:00.   RSVP to 817-860-6752.
  • Animal Exploration –   Get an up-close look at the characteristics and habits of one of our native animals during a week of Spring Break activities at the Science Center. Free. Event is Tuesday, March 15th at 10:00 and 2:00.   RSVP to 817-860-6752.
  • Scavenger Hunt Nature Walk – Search for items in nature while taking a family-friendly guided Nature Walk along the trails surrounding the Science Center. Free. Event is Wednesday, March 16th at 10:00 and 2:00.   RSVP to 817-860-6752.
  • Pond Exploration -Investigate the aquatic animals and plants that thrive in the pond outside of the Science Center. Led by a River Legacy Naturalist. Free. Event is Thursday, March 17th at 10:00 and 2:00. RSVP to 817-860-6752.
  • Turtle Investigation -Get an up close look at the habits and characteristics of turtles during this Naturalist-led investigation. Free. Event is Friday, March 19th at 10:00. RSVP to 817-860-6752.

Places to visit over Spring Break in DALLAS

Dallas Heritage Village – 1515 South Harwood St., Dallas.   For more information, please call 214-413-3679 or visit their website.

  • When you think about Dallas Heritage Village, you probably don’t think of art. And yet, there’s art throughout our museum. Some pioneer skills, such as pottery, blacksmithing and weaving, are now considered art forms. And art has also always been an important part of making a house a home. This Spring Break, explore how Art Works throughout history. Tuesday, March 15, 2011  through  Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 10:00 “ 4:00 each day, enjoy the following activities with your paid admission:   Explore the Village with the “Art Works” Family Guide, become a Shopkeeper’s Assistant or just do a little shopping in our re-designed, family friendly General Store, play with trains, Lincoln Logs, and doll houses at the Learning Lounge, listen in on our cell phone tours and discover the story of our buildings and explore connections between the past and present, try your hand at Plein Air painting (painting outdoors), sewing, explore the art of natural dyes, take a ride on Nip and Tuck, and make traditional crafts.

Dallas Museum of Art -1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas. For more information, please call 214-922-1200 or visit their website.   Enjoy a fun-filled week of art-making activities, family tours, story times, and gallery activities for families. Museum admission is half-price during the day all week.   Special Spring Break events are free with museum admission and include:

  • Space Bar – Experiment with wire and other fun materials to create a work of art that bends and twists in space.   Event takes place Tuesday, March 15th “ Friday, March 18th from 11:00 am “5:00 pm.
  • Photo Shoot – Be the star of your own photo shoot as you rearrange furniture and props to create a Stickley-inspired scene. After taking your own photo, be sure to visit the Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement exhibition.   Event takes place Tuesday, March 15th “ Friday, March 18th from 11:00 am “5:00 pm.
  • Story Time – Bring your imagination and join Arturo and Education staff members for a fun time of storytelling.   Event takes place Tuesday, March 15th “ Friday, March 18th from 12:00 – 12:30 pm.
  • Studio Creations – View furniture in the Center and in the Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement exhibition and then use watercolor pencils and pastels to design your own interior design.   Event takes place Tuesday, March 15th “ Friday, March 18th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • Create A Line – Be inspired by the work of artist Annette Lawrence and contribute to a community art project that will be on display in the Center for Creative Connections this fall.   Event takes place Tuesday, March 15th “ Friday, March 18th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Interactive Gallery Tour –   Join Education staff for a special hands-on tour of the Museum's collections designed for the whole family. Explore works through movement, sketching, stories, and more!   Event takes place Tuesday, March 15th “ Friday, March 18th at 2:00 pm.
  • Family Film -Watch Getting to Know Monet and learn about Claude Monet and French impressionism in this entertaining animated video. (22 minutes, for all ages).   Event takes place Tuesday, March 15th “ Friday, March 18th from 4:00 – 4:30 pm.

Dallas Zoo – 650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas.   For more information, please call 469-554-7300 or visit their website.   Spring Break camp is for grades pre-k – 5th.   Students will be divided into grade appropriate classes (PreK, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th).   You can choose a one day camp or the full week. Cost for members is $40/day or $200/week.   Cost for non-members is $43/day or $215/week.   Camp is from 9:00 – 4:00 but before and after camp care is available for additional charge.   The activites are:

  • Sensational Senses – We use our 5 senses every day; what senses do animal s rely on the most, and do they have more than 5?   Camp is Monday, March 14th.
  • Record Breakers – Who can jump the farthest, who can run the fastest, who can hold their breath the longest ¦find out answers to these and many more questions as we explore the Olympian world of animals.   Camp is Tuesday, March 15th.
  • Lonestar Lookout – Birdhouses, toad abodes and more! Let's head into the zoo and be on the lookout for Texas Wildlife. We ™ll learn what these animals need to survive and how we can bring them to our own backyard.   Camp is Wednesday, March 16th.
  • Animal Foodies – How many pounds of food do 6 elephants eat in a day? What is a gorilla's favorite food? Find out in this fun an exciting day camp which includes special encounters with our nutrition department.   Camp is Thursday, March 17th.
  • Habitat Heroes – Our animals are dependent on us to give them everything they need. Explore an animal's needs and learn how our very own habitat heroes design the best exhibits for the Dallas Zoo animals.   Camp is Friday, March 18th.

Museum of Nature and Science –   The Nature Building is located at 3535 Grand Avenue; the Science Building is located at 1318 South Second Avenue; and the Planetarium Building is located at 1620 First Avenue.   All Spring Break Discovery camps last all week – Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm on the specified day.   Cost is $185 for members and $210 for non-members.   Before camp care is available from 8:00-9:30 for an extra $25 and after camp care is available from 3:00 – 5:30 for $35.   For more information, please call 214-428-5555 or visit their website.

  • Camp for grades K – 4 – Programs for the week include Dino Detectives, ABC’s of Wizardry, Crass Critters, Mysterious Mummies, and Camp Castaway.
  • Camp for grades 5-6 – Programs for the week include Paleo Primer, Academy of Wizardry, What’s Your ‘ology?, Survivor Science, and Junkyard Science.

Trinity River Audubon Center – 6500 S. Loop 12, Dallas, Texas.   For more information, please call 214-398-8722 or visit their website.

  • Spring is springing at TRAC and it's a great time to hike the Great Trinity Forest. What a wonderful family outing. Come see for yourself and take advantage of our regular Saturday and Sunday offerings.   On Thursday, March 17th, enjoy free admission to the TRAC!   Story Time with local author Angela Farris sharing her love of butterflies with a reading from her book Chrysila from 6:00 – 6:30 and a special presentation on Texas Butterflies at 7:00 pm.   The TRAC will be open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Things to do over Spring Break in DENTON

City of Denton – locations vary.   See below.   For more information, please visit their website.

  • Krazy Kitchen Karnival – For ages 6 and older.   Each class teachers kitchen safety and how to cook creative, kid-friendly recipes.   Classes include math games, kitchen science, and gym or playground time after class.   Classes take place from Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 11:00 – 1:30.   Sign up for one class or all five.   Cost is $15 per class.   Schedule for classes is Monday – Nanna Fluffer Nutter, Tuesday – Meatball Subs, Wednesday – Pigs In A Blanket, Thursday – Personal Pizzas, Friday – Carny Dogs and Popcorn.   Classes are held at the MLK Rec Center, 1300 Wilson Street, Denton, Texas. For more information, please call 940-382-4607 or visit their website.
  • Horseback Riding – For ages 11-15.   Join Black Mustang Ranch on a guided, 1.5 hour horseback adventure on the trails at Lantana Lodge.   Terrain varies from rugged, stony hills to sandy loam with spectacular views of the lake.   After lunch, geocache at Jordan State Park.   Bring sunscreen, a lunch, water, and snacks.   Class is Monday, March 14th from 10:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $45.
  • Kayaking – For ages 11-15.   Join ACA and lifeguard-certified Denia staff on a paddle up Elm Fork to the confluence at Clear Creek.   A hat, sunscreen, and weather-appropriate clothing (including shoes that can get wet) are recommended.   Life jackets, paddles, and kayaks are provided.   Bring a sack lunch, water, and snacks.   Class takes place Wednesday, March 16th from 10:00 – 4:00.
  • Canoeing Trip – For ages 11-15.   Join ACA and lifeguard-certified Denia staff o na two-day, overnight trip down the Brazos River with 30 miles of canoeing.   The fee includes transportation, canoes, life jackets, paddles, a primitive camping site, all trail meals, and most camping equipment.   The mandatory pretrip meeting for all participants and parents is 7pm on March 9 at Denia Rec Center.   Leave Denia at 9:00 am Friday and return at 5:00 pm on Saturday.   Cost is $95.

Activities and Events during Spring Break in FLOWER MOUND

Art House – 2608 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound, Texas. For more information, please call 972-899-2699 or visit their website.   Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Spring Break CampsExplore your imagination as we try out art techniques and materials. These camps are full of whimsy and old-fashioned fun. We will draw, paint, sculpt, collage, make toys, books, and traditional crafts.

  • Painting: lover Field on Canvas – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with a festive landscape of green clovers. Use layers of color, brushwork, and fingerprinting to create a gorgeous painting on an 8×10 canvas. Camp is Tuesday, March 15th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Bookbinding: Fun Flag Book – For ages 4-6 and 7-12.   Use printmaking, folding, and sculpture techniques to make this FUNctional artpiece. We will design themes based on whimsical ideas like following a yellow brick road, somewhere over the rainbow, a place where dreams come true, the Emerald City, Munchkinland, and more! Students may use the books to write their own stories or record their dreams and adventures.   Camp is Wednesday, March 16th from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Painting: Castle in the Sky Watercolor – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Imagine and draw your own dream castle sitting on a cloud over a rainbow of mystery. Students will use oil pastel and watercolor to create a mythical floating wonderlandscape. Camp is Wednesday, March 16th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Sculpture: Dreamcatcher – For ages 4-6 and 7-12.   Protect yourself from unwanted trips to Oz with this traditional Native American dreamcatcher. Older students will learn the knot to weave the intricate web, while younger students will enjoy wrapping the ring in colors and textures.   Camp is Friday, March 18th from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Drawing: There’s No Place Like Home – For ages 4-6 and 7-12.   Students will love getting technical as they render their own homes in mixed drawing media. Use rulers, drafting materials, and texture rubbing to recreate your dreamy home inside and out.   Camp is Friday, March 18th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $40.

Community Activity Center – 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound, Texas. For more information, please call 972-874-PARK (7275) or visit their website.

  • Spring Break Camp – For ages 6-11. This camp will include sports, games, movies, arts and crafts, and a field trip. Camp takes place from Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 9:00 – 4:00 but extended hours from 7:00am – 6:00pm are available. Cost is $150 for CAC members or $165 for non-members. Additional Siblings Fee: $105/$115.
  • Art Camp – For ages 5-13. Children will love completing amazing works of art on canvas using water colors, acrylics, oils, pencils, charcoal, and oil pastels. Students must wear an old t-shirt to every class and a $60 supply fee must be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Camp takes place Monday, March 14th – Thursday, March 17th from 2:00 – 4:45. Cost is $50 for CAC members or $55 for non-members.

WinKids – 3000 Waketon Road, Flower Mound, Texas.   For more information, please call 972-355-9988 or visit their website.

  • Spring Break Camps – For Preschool (ages 2 1/2 – 5) and Grade School (ages 5-12).   The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be the basis for all the themed camp curriculum. Children will participate in fun, Olympic themed activities by introducing different kid-friendly sports and activities in each camp!! All Camps also include Age Appropriate activities such as: Open Gym Time, Exploration, Games, Group Activities, Obstacle Courses, Crafts and a Pretzel and Lemonade Snack.   Camps are 3 hours each.   There are many camp times to choose from.   Camps run Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th.   Choose times from 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm.   Additional camp times 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm available on Thursday, March 17th and Friday, March 18th.   Cost per camp is $25.

Things to do in FORT WORTH during Spring Break

Amon Carter Museum -3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas.   For more information, please call 817-738-1933 or visit their website.

  • Family Fun Week – For all ages.   From western to modern, bring the family to experience all an American art museum has to offer.   Enjoy different artworks and art activities each day.   No reservations required.   Family Fun Week runs from Tuesday, March 15th – Friday, March 18th from 10:30 – 12:00.   Admission is free.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – 1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, please call 817-255-9300 or visit their website.

  • Pi Fest – Any way you slice it, Pi Fest will be loads of fun, March 12-14. We’ll be celebrating the mathematical constant pi (3.14159265358979323846) along with the birthday of the mathematical genius Albert Einstein with mind-blowing activities in Innovation Studios throughout the weekend. Beginning Saturday, we’ll be making pi bracelets, learning pi facts, playing pi music, and having all kinds of irrational fun. On Monday, March 14, at 1:59 p.m. enjoy a pizza dough tossing demonstration and get free pizza pi bytes while they last! Also be on the lookout for Albert himself. All activities are included with paid exhibit admission and free for members.   The museum is open from 10:00 – 5:00.   Admission prices for the museum are $14 adults, $10 senior/children.

Children’s Spring Break Activities in FRISCO

Sci-Tech Discovery Center – 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, Texas.   For more information, please call 972-546-3050 or visit their website.   Pre-care for camps is available from 9:00 – 10:00 am for $10 for members or $15 for non-members.   Post-care for camps is available for $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

  • Nature Explores Camp – For ages 5-7 and 8-11.Nature Explorers: Come join us and explore our environment including animals, insects, plants, habitats, water, and human effects and ways to help. We will incorporate technology, math, and science in the in-depth exploration of these different topics and learn how we can help preserve nature on our own. We will work throughout the week making a recycled  art sculpture that will briefly be on display. Camp takes place Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 10:00 – 12:00. Cost is $65 for members or $80 for non-members.
  • Tinkering Toys Camp –   For ages 5-7.   Everyone loves toys and we will discover the science behind many different types of them! We ™ll explore flying toys, space toys, cars and rollercoasters, electronics, and we ™ll even break the rules and disassemble some toys! We ™ll get to explore how toys work and how we can give them a different purpose!   Camp takes place Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $65 for members or $80 for non-members.
  • Magical Sciences Camp – For ages 8-11. Do you want to explore the science behind the magic of the Harry Potter world? If so, this camp is for you! We ™ll attend Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures classes and even learn and play Quidditch! Join us for a fun filled time with magical sciences! Camp takes place Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 1:00 – 3:00. Cost is $65 for members or $80 for non-members.

Spring Break Camps in GRAND PRAIRIE

Tag Team Sportz – 301 W Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, Texas. For more information, please call 888-252-4272 or visit their website.

  • Football 5 Star Spring Break Camp – For grades 4-7 and 8-12.   Designed to help kids create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Getting kids active and staying active is our goal. Camp will include high intensity individual drill work, speed and agility development, as well as a character seminar for youth athletes.   Camp for 4th – 7th Grade takes place MWF March 14, 16, and 18 from 8:30am – 11:00am.   Camp for 8th – 10th Grade takes place M,W,F March 14, 16, and 18 from 11:30am – 2:00pm.   Cost is $65.

Spring Break Vacation ideas in GRAPEVINE

Community   Activity Center -For more information, please call 817-410-3450 or visit their website.

  • Spring Break Camp -For ages 7-12. Children will participate in supervised activities such as basketball, dodgeball, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and team building exercises. Can choose from half day or full day camp. Camp takes place Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th. Cost $75 for half day or $140 for full day. Campers must bring a sack lunch if staying the entire day.
  • Rock Climbing Camp – For ages 7-15 years. Enjoy team building exercises, climbing instruction by the best staff in the country, and rental of all gear. Your child will leave Summit with great memories, increased confidence, sharpened climbing skills and better problem solving abilities. 2 camp options: (full week) Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 9:00 – 1:00 or (half week) Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 – 1:00. Cost is $150 for full week or $99 for partial week.

Adventure Day Camps on Lake Grapevine -For more information, please call 972-741-9169 or visit their website.

  • Spring Break Adventure Day Camp – For ages 4-13 years old. Drop off begins 8:30 – 9:00. Each counselor has their campers in a specified activity until 10am. Kids enjoy waterslides, obstacle course, nature walk, outdoor games, water balloons, water guns, and capture the flag games as well as fishing, swimming and kayaking. Camps will be offered Monday, March 14th-Friday, March 18th – please call 972-741-9169 to register. Extended hours are available as early as 7am and as late as 6pm – $25 for early drop-off / $25 for late pick-up / per week. ($5 per day for early or late). If you are past 6pm, the charge is $1 per minute. Cost is is $225 per week and includes a camp T-shirt, cup, and photo CD of the week. They also offer a daily rate is $50 per day (tuition only – extras can be purchased for an additional fee). Multiple week discounts are available.

HIGHLAND VILLAGE Spring Break Camps

Excite! Gym and Cheer – 2225 Highland Village Rd., Highland Village, Texas.   For more information, please call 972-874-8500 or visit their website.

  • Gyms Gone Wild for Boys and Girls – For ages 3 (potty trained) – 9 years old.   Pack a lunch.   Practice traditional “play” centered approach to learning during their week off of school through supervised, organized play. Lego’s, building blocks, learning games, puzzles, etc. Fitness activities to include: The Foam Pit , trampoline, obstacle coarse, soccer, team building, beams, bars and more!   Camp is from Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 9:30 – 1:00.   AM extension is available from 8:30 – 9:30 for additional $5.   Cost is $25 per day.
  • Gladiator Camp for Boys Only – For ages 8-12. 2 Hours worth of games and sport activities to build strength and endurance.   Camp is either Tuesday, March 15th or Thursday, March 17th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $20 per day.
  • Princess Camp for Girls Only – For ages 3 (potty trained) to 9.   A day of princess pampering with Sweet & Sassy style makeovers.   Gym fun and a Sassy Red Carpet walk!   Camp is Tuesday, March 15th or Thursday, March 17th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $20 per day.
  • Hip Hop Camp – For ages 6-10.   Kids will learn basic hip hop steps,   free style combinations and learn a Hip Hop dance routine to show off to family and friends in the last 10 minutes of camp.   Please wear comfortable clothing, no jeans, dresses or belt buckles.   Camp takes place Monday, March 14th from 1:00 – 3:00.   Cost is $15.
  • Tumble Camp – For ages 5 and older.   Boys and Girls Get Ready To TUUUMMMBBBLLEE!   FUN Instruction Time on Trampoline / Pit and Cardio-Fitness.   Camp is Monday, March 14th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $15.
  • Cheer Camp – For ages 4-6.   Fun cheer day!   Learn an Excite! cheer and mini dance.   Work on cheer jumps and motions.   Camp is Wednesday, March 16th or Friday, March 18th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $15 per day.
  • Gymnastic Camp – For ages 5 – 12 years.   This is a fun filled camp that teaches skills on all four gymnastic events plus more. We will work on balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise, vault and trampoline. Kids will learn proper technique, learn new skills and master old ones along with fun skills on all events. A snack will be provided. Achievement certificates will be given at the end of camp for hard work earned. Camp will take place Wednesday, March 16th and Friday, March 18th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $15 per day.
  • All Star Training and Pre-evaluation Camp – For ages 4 years – 12th grade.   A camp day to give you a pom pom up on others at try-outs at Excite! Instruction will be focused on preparing for Excite! cheer try outs! An individualized critique form will be handed out to each participant after a mock try out. Attending this camp will allow a more one on one opportunity to attain more information on cheer try-outs and possible placement evaluation. There will be a new parent handbook meeting the last 30 minutes of each camp. Camp is Monday, March 14th or Thursday, March 17th at the following times:   ages 4-6 4:00 – 5:30, ages 5-10 1:00 – 3:30, ages 8-12 10:00 – 12:30, 8th grade-12th grade 6:00 – 8:30.   Costs: 2.5 hours = $25 / if signed up for try-outs $15 1.5 hours = $15 / if signed up for try-outs $10.

IRVING Parks and Recreation

Irving Parks and Recreation – Locations vary, see below. For more information, please call the specific recreation center listed below or visit the website.

  • Cimmaron Park Recreation Center – $110 per child includes lunch.
  • Georgia Farrow Recreation Center – $95 per child.   Please call 972-721-2519.
  • Lee Park Recreation Center – $95 per child.   Please call 972-721-2508.
  • Mustang Recreation Center – $95 per child.   Please call 972-556-1334.
  • Northwest Park Recreation Center – $95 per child.   Please call 972-721-2529.
  • Senter Park Recreation Center – $95 per child.   Please call 972-721-2641.

Irving Public Library East Branch – 440 S. Nursery Rd., Irving, Texas.   For more information, please call 972-721-3722 or visit their website.

  • Spring Break Family Movie Time – For Monday, March 14th at 2:00. All ages are welcome at the Family Movie. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   Cost is free.

LEWISVILLE Spring Break Camps

Home Educator’s Resource – 410 E. Church St., Lewisville, Texas.   For more information, please call 972-956-8320 or visit their website.

  • Just For Girls Spring Break Camp – For ages 6 – 11 years old.   Enjoy three days of exciting activities such as Sparkle Crafts, Giggle Group Games, Just For Me Jewelry Making, and Creative Mind Game Mazes in the gym.   Camp is Tuesday, March 15th – Thursday, March 17th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am.   Cost is $49 + $5.00 one time supply fee.

Kims USA Taekwondo – 2150 Willow Grove Dr., Lewisville, Texas. For more information, please call 972-315-1103 or visit their website.

  • Taekwondo Spring Break Camp – Camp takes place Monday, March 14th –   Friday, March 18th.   Cost is $150 for the week.

Things to do with kids over Spring Break in McKINNEY

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary – 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas.   For more information, please call 972-562-5566 or visit their website. Heard Spring Break-tacular from Sunday, March 12th – Saturday, March 19th.   Museum admission prices are $9 adults, $6 seniors and children 3-12, Members and children under 3 are free…but for Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18, enjoy $2 off regular child admission.

Special Spring Break-tacular events include:

  • Owl Prowl – Bring the whole family for a live owl presentation from 7-8pm and stay for a night hike on the sanctuary trails from 8:15-9:45pm. This class is Saturday, March 12th.   Cost is $16 for members or $19 for non-members.
  • Bug Encounters – Get up close and personal with some of the various arthropods on exhibit. Class is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:30pm.Cost is free with museum admission.
  • Reptile Encounters – Meet and touch one of our education reptiles such as a snake or turtle. Class is Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30pm.   Cost is free with museum admission.
  • Family Canoe Try-It -Never canoed? Give it a try! No experience necessary. After safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the wetlands followed by free paddle time to explore on your own.   This event takes place on Wednesday, March 16th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $32 for members or $42 for non-members.
  • Mini-camp: Geologist – grades K – 6th.   Explore rocks and minerals and go fossil hunting.   Camp is Monday, March 14th from 9:30 – 12:00.   Campers will be divided into groups with age-appropriate activities.   Cost is $27 for members or $30 for non-members.   Discounts for multiple camps available.
  • Mini-camp: Artist – grades K – 6th.   Create your own nature inspired art and journal.   Camp is Tuesday, March 15th from 9:30 – 12:00.   Campers will be divided into groups with age-appropriate activities.   Cost is $27 for members or $30 for non-members. Discounts for multiple camps available.
  • Mini-camp: Naturalist – grades K – 6th.   Discover the wonders of the outdoors.   Camp is Wednesday, March 16th from 9:30 – 12:00.   Campers will be divided into groups with age-appropriate activities. Cost is $27 for members or $30 for non-members. Discounts for multiple camps available.
  • Mini-camp: Animal Keeper – Go behind the scenes with some of our education animals.   Camp is Thursday, March 17th from 9:30 – 12:00.   Campers will be divided into groups with age-appropriate activities. Cost is $27 for members or $30 for non-members. Discounts for multiple camps available.
  • Mini-camp: Chemist – grades K – 6th.   Be like your favorite wizard and create a special potion to take home.   Camp is Friday, March 18th from 9:30 – 12:00.Campers will be divided into groups with age-appropriate activities. Cost is $27 for members or $30 for non-members. Discounts for multiple camps available.
  • Girls Getaway!   Leave No Trace Camping and Paddling – minimum age 7 years old, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Earn a Leave No Trace Awareness Certificate while camping and paddling on this girls only adventure on the Heard Sanctuary. Meals, snacks and paddling equipment provided. Bring your own tent, sleeping bag & personal items.   This event takes place Friday, March 18th at 3:00 pm – Saturday, March 19th at 3:00 pm.   Cost is $125 for members or $150 for non-members.

PILOT POINT

Sharkarosa -11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, Texas.   For more information, please call or visit their website.

  • Spring Break Open To The Public Days – all ages.   Explore with a 40 minute safari tram ride through the pastures to see exotic animals, animal presentations on lemurs, kangaroos & nocturnal creatures, walk around the small animal barn & see a variety of animals in their habitats, watch Kangaroos & wallabies hanging out and hopping around in the marsupial habitat, enjoy a 3 minutes ride on the kid bucket train, meet and greet our education animals “ kangaroos, camels, lemurs, and more.   Spring Break Open To The Public Days take place Wednesday, March 16th – Friday, March 18th from 10:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $10 adults (13 yrs+), $8 children (3-12yrs), $8 seniors (65 yrs+), and children 2 & under are free.

PLANO Spring Break Camps

Plano Children’s Theatre –   1301 Custer Road, Suite 706 Plano, Texas.   For more information, please call or visit their website.

  • Spring Break Acting Camp – For ages 5-11. Full and half day spring camps available. Morning camps are 9 a.m. -Noon and cost $25.00. Afternoon camps are 1-5 p.m. and cost $35. Sign up for a full week for $200. Campers will participate in active hands on visual and performing arts activities.

SOUTHLAKE Activities for kids

Art House – 631 East Southlake Boulevard Suite C, Southlake, Texas.   For more information, please call 817-416-4278 or visit their website.   Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Spring Break Camps – Explore your imagination as we try out art techniques and materials. These camps are full of whimsy and old-fashioned fun. We will draw, paint, sculpt, collage, make toys, books, and traditional crafts.

  • Full Week Morning Camp – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Drawing, Sculpture, Painting, & Bookbinding! Make art with us each morning of Spring Break. We are headed Over the Rainbow to explore our imaginations and learn exciting art techniques. Camp is Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $150.
  • Full Week Afternoon Camp – for ages 4-6 and 7-12. Sculpture, Painting, Drawing & Collage! Join us each afternoon for the week of Spring Break as we fly over the rainbow to explore our imaginations and learn exciting art techniques. Camp is Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $150.
  • Drawing: Little Dog Two – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Learn drawing techniques as we explore the unique eccentricities of the little dog. From Dorothy’s Toto to countless celebrity chihuahuas, these little mights are packed with character. Students can bring in a picture of their dog or work from our library of images to draw a realistic and a stylized little dog diptych.   Camp is Monday, March 14th from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Sculpture: Kansas Tornado Mobile – For ages 4-6 and 7-12.   Hold on to your hats and your little dogs too. We will make a twister mobile with flying objects, inspired by the Kansas tornado in Wizard of Oz. Use mixed sculpture materials to learn how to work with wire, cardboard, clay, adhesives, and knots.   Camp is Monday, March 14th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Sculpture: Hot Air Balloon – For ages 4-6 and 7-12.   Use geometry, creativity, and all the colors in the rainbow to create a beautiful paper hot air balloon. Hop in and let your imagination soar!   Camp is Tuesday, March 15th from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Collage:   Quilt Block Pattern – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Use mixed media to learn the classic quilt patterns of the star and tumbling blocks. Then create your own patterns in beautiful abstract collages. Camp is Tuesday, March 15th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Bookbinding: Fun Flag Book – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Use printmaking, folding, and sculpture techniques to make this FUNctional artpiece. We will design themes based on whimsical ideas like following a yellow brick road, somewhere over the rainbow, a place where dreams come true, the Emerald City, Munchkinland, and more! Students may use the books to write their own stories or record their dreams and adventures. Camp is Wednesday, March 16th from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Painting: Castle in the Sky Watercolor – For ages 4-6 and 7-12.   Imagine and draw your own dream castle sitting on a cloud over a rainbow of mystery. Students will use oil pastel and watercolor to create a mythical floating wonderlandscape.   Camp is Wednesday, March 16th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Painting: Clover Field on Canvas – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with a festive landscape of green clovers. Use layers of color, brushwork, and fingerprinting to create a gorgeous painting on an 8×10 canvas. Camp is Thursday, March 17th from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Sculpture: Clothespin Character – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Design, paint, and make clothes for your own set of clothespin characters. Kids will problem solve and repurpose materials as they create, using basic forms to create clothing, hats, and accessories in miniature. Camp is Thursday, March 17th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Sculpture: Dreamcatcher – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Protect yourself from unwanted trips to Oz with this traditional Native American dreamcatcher. Older students will learn the knot to weave the intricate web, while younger students will enjoy wrapping the ring in colors and textures and adorning with feathers and colorful beads.   Camp is Friday, March 18th from 9:00 – 12:00.   Cost is $40.
  • Drawing: There’s No Place Like Home – For ages 4-6 and 7-12. Students will love getting technical as they render their own homes in mixed drawing media. Use rulers, drafting materials, and texture rubbing to recreate your dreamy home inside and out. Camp is Friday, March 18th from 1:00 – 4:00.   Cost is $40.

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