Ahhh spring break. Two words I always looked forward to when I was in school. A time to reset, relax and have some fun away from the books.
If you don’t plan on jet-setting off to a tropical island during the time off, we’ve got some ways to still have fun in North Texas whether you’re with friends or trying to have some family fun.
The Perot Museum has staycationers covered with daily all-about-space activities and extended hours. At select times during Spring Break, March 10-18, visitors can enjoy daily space-themed demonstrations, experiments and story times involving solar systems, sundials, space mission patches, bottle rockets and floating solar bags, to name a few. Plus, little ones ages 5 and under can enjoy constellation exploration crafts in the Moody Family Children’s Museum daily until 3 p.m. Check the website for detailed schedules. Activities are free to members and included with general admission for non-members.
March 13 to 15, 2018: Enjoy a variety of fun, educational programs, and outdoor family activities for Kids’ Spring Break Mini-Camp from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
This museum is perfect for kids who love history. Check out “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World” through May 6, 2018 and “Go Figure” which brings five popular children’s books to life. Check out the planetarium or catch “Flight of the Butterflies” or “Coral Reef Adventure” in the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome.
Bring the whole family to enjoy a week of free programming at the Nasher and investigate how Nasher Prize Laureate Theater Gates honors his community and history through art.
It’s not a question of where to spend spring break, it’s when! Enjoy a fun-filled week of time travel-themed art making, guided tours, story times, and gallery activities for families, all inspired by works of art from across time and space. Spring Break programs are free and held daily March 13–16.
Kids can be tough. The training camp brings the popular line of LEGO Ninjago toys to life and gives visitors the chance to show off their ninja skills with interactive features. Enhance your coordination and test your reactions with ninja missions, grow your creativity by building Ninjago out of LEGO bricks, then demonstrate your agility and skill by taking on the laser maze.
Enjoy the outdoors
Throw it back to the 80’s and 90’s to kick off spring break on Saturday, March 10 from 2-9 p.m. There will be a break dance competition and a skateboard half-pipe demonstration.
The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed event in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. Now the largest running series in the world, “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in 35+ countries!
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has something for everyone during the peak of Dallas Blooms: A World of Flowers. To kick off spring break, on Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m., the Dallas Arboretum invites visitors to the acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 and North Texas knows how to celebrate with festivals, food, music, runs and more. Click the link above for tons of options on how to celebrate.
Hang out indoors
24,000 square foot of wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, climbing walls, and a dodgeball zone. You can save up to 70% off of Spring Break activities and the facility has extended hours all throughout spring break.
Are you in need of a dream family vacation that doesn’t break the bank? Grab the kids and head over to Grapevine for a few nights! There’s a ton of things to do at this indoor water park.
80,000 sq. ft. of year-round water activities in Grand Prairie. There’s something for everyone at this indoor water park.
Check out some of the most unique spots in Dallas for a night or two. Some of the homes listed don’t even look like they’d be around North Texas.