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50+ FAMILY FUN SPRING BREAK EVENTS

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If you're home this week, AroundTownKids has compiled a list of 50+ FAMILY SPRING BREAK EVENTS
happening in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Our list includes Family Friendly Events in Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Allen, Garland, Grapevine, Irving etc. Get out and enjoy some nice weather or catch a show!

**Check out our Things to Dosection for a list of more places to go, museums to visit, parks to explore etc!

***If you're looking for SPRING BREAK CAMPS for Frisco TX, they are included on a separate page.

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While you're out going to all these places, be sure to get a copy of our book, Kidding Around Town, filled with tips, 100s of DFW locations and fun-to-do activities that enable you to connect with your kids; all the while learning and having fun.

Research shows that early involvement by taking your kids places like zoos and museums and learning while there encourages brain development resulting in a smarter child. Give your child a head start in life with Kidding Around Town! You won't find this information anywhere else!



Spring Break Events

Allen - Spring Break Events
Arlington - Spring Break Events
Beyond DFW - Spring Break Events
Dallas - Spring Break Events
Fort Worth - Spring Break Events
Frisco - Spring Break Events
Grapevine - Spring Break Events
Hurst - Spring Break Events
McKinney - Spring Break Events
Plano - Spring Break Events

Allen - Spring Break Events

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Allen's Public Library Movies Showing for Spring Break

Location:Allen Public Library
Address:300 North Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9 - 11 @ 2pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

March 9 - 101 Dalmations; March 10 - The Book of Life; March 11 - Big Hero 6

Princess Party

Location:Allen Library Upstairs Program Room
Address:300 N Allen Dr Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 10 @ 1pm -2:30pm
Ages:12 - 18 yrs
Cost:Free

Let your inner princess out!

Spring Crafts

Location:Allen Library - Children's Program Room
Address:300 N. Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 13 @ 2-3pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

Come craft your way into spring!



Arlington - Spring Break Events

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Spring Break at Six Flags

Location:Six Flags
Address:2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76010 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 - 22, 2015

For 16 days, we’re offering thrills and excitement for Spring Break. You’re out for the week, so there’s no better way to relax and have fun.  Get a jumpstart on summer by conquering Titan and experiencing the twists and turns on the New Texas Giant. Soar with superheroes while riding SUPERMAN Tower of Power and BATMAN The Ride. The tiny spring breakers will enjoy guest’s favorites like Shock Wave and the Mini Mine Train.

Spring Break Shows

Location:Planetarium at UT Arlington (in the Chemistry Physics Bldg)
Address:700 College St Arlington, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9- March 15
Cost:$6/Adults; $4/kids & seniors; 2 & under - Free

Extended Public Show Hours During Spring Break. We have extended our public show hours for spring break. Shows will be in addition to our regular public shows. Click the link for details.

Monday, March 9 @ 2pm - We Are Astronomers @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity
Tuesday, March 10 @ 2pm - Secret of the Cardboard Rocket @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity Wednesday, March 11 @ 2pm - Dynamic Earth @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity
Thursday, March 12 @ 2pm - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity @ 6pm - Black Holes
Friday, March 13 @ 2pm - Back to the Moon For Good @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity @ 6pm - Dynamic Earth
Saturday, March 14 @ 1pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket @ 2:30pm - Black Holes @ 5:30pm - Dynamic Earth @ 7pm – Pink Floyd
Sunday, March 15 @ 1:30pm - Dynamic Earth @ 3pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity



Beyond DFW - Spring Break Events

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2nd Saturday @ Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Location:Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Address:6465 Refuge Road, Sherman TX 75092 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9- 13 @ 10am - 4pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:FREE

Pack a picnic, load up the kids and head to the Refuge! Free fun for kids and families, hikes, crafts, videos and more!Our theme for the week will be Power to the Pollinators! We will be learning about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies. Each day we will have a different come-and-go craft session, nature videos, and weather permitting, guided walks and tram tours.

Frank Buck Zoo Frank Buck's Birthday $2 Day

Location:Frank Buck Zoo
Address:1000 W. California St., Gainesville, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 17th @ 10am-4pm daily, last ticket sold ay 3:30
Ages:All ages
Cost:$2 on March 17th only

We are celebrating with $2 admission for everyone for Frank Buck's Birthday!

Heavenly Hummingbirds

Location:John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Address:655 Martin Lane Seagoville, Texas 75159 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 @ 9:30am - 12pm
Cost:$10/person; Members: $5/person

Mark Klym with Texas Parks and Wildlife presents information on hummingbird species, gardening and migration factors. Mark will also be presenting recent developments in hummingbird research. Mark is the coordinator of the Texas Hummingbird Roundup and Texas Wildscapes programs at the Texas Parks and Wildlife department. He is co-author of"Hummingbirds of Texas" by Texas A&M Press, editor of the Eye on Nature and Texas Hummernewsletters. This is a workshop you will not want to miss! RSVP Required. Please call 972-474-9100 or email contact@wetlandcenter.com

Spring Break @ Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Location:Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Address:6465 Refuge Road, Sherman TX 75092 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9 - 13, 2015

Pack a picnic, load up the kids and head to the Refuge! Free fun for kids and families, hikes, crafts, videos and more!

Our theme for the week will be Power to the Pollinators! We will be learning about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies. Each day we will have a different come-and-go craft session, nature videos, and weather permitting, guided walks and tram tours.

On March 12, from 1 -3 pm, Sherman art teacher Barbara Powell will lead a come and go origami session, free of charge. On March 14, from 1 – 3 pm, participants can assemble a feather guard to hang on a window, to prevent bird strikes, also free of charge. Nature videos will be shown at various times during the week, in the Visitor Center meeting room.

Spring Break at Fossil Rim

Location:Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Address:2299 County Road 2008 Glen Rose, TX 76043 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 - 22, 2015
Ages:All Ages

Holiday pricing!  Click the link for details.

Texas Storytelling Festival

Location:City of Denton’s Civic Center
Address:321 E McKinney St Denton, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 12 - 15, 2015
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free admission, some story tents may charge.

Everyone loves a good story. Join us for our 30th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival. You will hear stories that will bring laughter, wonder, and a deeper understanding of ourselves.



Dallas - Spring Break Events

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Annual Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade

Location:Greenville Avenue - Dallas, Tx
Date/Hours:Sat March 14 @ 11am

Event Activities: Greenville Ave. merchants and other area organizations create and provide over 100 floats for the parade. Elaborate, colorful, creative and clever all with St. Patrick's Day color and theme. Bring the whole family! The Post Parade is on Greenville and University at Energy Square across the street from Desperados.

Arts District Spring Break Kickoff

Location:One Arts Plaza
Address:Dallas, TX
Date/Hours:March 7 @ 10am - 4pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Klyde Warren Park will host special activities like family yoga, scavenger hunts, art-making, guided tours and more! We will also feature outdoor musicians sponsored by The Dallas Foundation. But that’s not all! Kids will be able to register for Dallas City of Learning at the event and earn digital badges for activities they participate in throughout the day. Launching this summer, Dallas City of Learning will give kids ages 6 to 18 the chance to discover learning opportunities throughout the city and online. Explore new interests, collect badges and earn prizes! Some of the best gourmet food trucks in town will be onsite to offer a variety of sweet and savory fare.

Catch the Breeze Spring Fling at Dallas Heritage Village

Location:Dallas Heritage Village
Address:1515 South Harwood Street Dallas, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 10-13 @ 11am - 3pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$9/Adults; $5/Kids 5-12 yrs; $7/Seniors

Wind is a powerful force for work and play. Early Texans used the wind to help settle the land, and we use the wind today in much the same way.  The wind can also be an unpredictable playmate, whether you’re trying to fly a kite, propel a sailboat or move a pinwheel. Use windmills, sailboats, bubbles and kites to learn more about the wind and all that can happen when we catch the breeze.

Dallas Blooms

Location:Dallas Arboretum
Address:8525 Garland Rd, Dallas TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Runs through April 12th
Ages:All Ages

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, has been a tradition for 30 years, and this year's theme plays homage to the beloved state: Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans. This year's Texas-sized extravaganza features more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs along with life-size Texas themed topiaries, entertainment, food and special activities celebrating the state.

DeepSea Challenge

Location:The Hoglund Foundation Theater @ Perot Museum
Address:2201 N. Field Street Dallas, Texas 75201-1704 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Opens March 6, 2015 See website for show times

Why would James Cameron, world-renowned, award-winning filmmaker, put his very life on the line to dive alone to the deepest place on Earth? What kind of passion and drive and spirit would impel him to risk everything he has achieved to descend to the Ocean’s darkest and most unknown depths? Cameron is also a passionate ocean explorer, driven by a lifelong dream to be the first man to dive solo to the bottom of the forbidding and mysterious Mariana Trench. As deep as Mount Everest with a lesser Alp stacked on top, the Trench is the ultimate last frontier on Earth.


DEEPSEA CHALLENGE follows the dramatic story — all in eye-popping 3D —of Cameron’s personal odyssey as he undertakes an expedition of such historic proportion and personal danger that it has been compared to walking on the moon.


Perot Museum Open Late for Spring Break

Location:Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address:2201 N. Field Street, Dallas TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 - 15, 2015
Ages:All Ages

We expect a steady stream of science enthusiasts for spring break so get your tickets now! We're staying open late (til 7pm) all week!

Peter Rabbit

Location:Rosewood Center for Family Arts
Address:5938 Skillman, Dallas TX 75231 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:See website for show times & dates. Show starts March 13
Ages:Recommended for ages 4 and above

Adapted for the puppet stage by B. Wolf. Back by popular demand! The musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved rabbit tale lavishly blends puppetry and live acting on the Baker Theater’s stage. Peter Rabbit’s mother warned her children not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden, lest they get baked into a pie like their father. When she leaves the burrow, curiosity gets the best of little Peter, and he visits the garden. Will he escape the fate of his father and find the way back to the safety and warmth of his home? Fall in love again with this cozy tale of everyone’s favorite naughty bunny.

Special Spring Break at the Nasher

Location:Nasher Sculpture Center
Address:2001 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 @ 7pm - midnight
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

A week of family-friendly fun begins March 7 with the Spring Break Kickoff Party in the Dallas Arts District, featuring special performances by Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Join us March 8 - 15 for half-price admission and family activities in the galleries. *closed March 9th

Spring Break Activities at the Perot

Location:Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address:2201 N. Field Street Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 - 13, 2015
Cost:Free with Admission

Science on the Spot  @ 10:30am and 3pm;  Bookworm Reading Time @ 11am; Drop-in Experiments at the Activity Station @ 11 am  - 1:30pm and 3 - 5pm;  Portable Universe @ 12:30 - 4:30pm Mon-Fri only; Science Trivia at the Activity Station @ 2pm & more!

Spring Break at the Dallas Museum of Art

Location:Dallas Museum of Art
Address:1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 10 - 13
Ages:All Ages

Take a spin on the color wheel with an action-packed week of art-making activities, family tours, story times, and gallery explorations for families.

Click the link to see the schedule.

Spring Break Safari Week at Texas Discovery Gardens

Location:Texas Discovery Garden
Address:3601 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd; Dallas, TX 75210  Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9 - 13 @ 11am - 3pm
Ages:Ages targeted are 3 to 12; all ages welcome.
Cost:$8/adults; $6/seniors 60+; $4/children 3-11

Get out of the house and into the gardens with your family during spring break. Enjoy discovery themed family friendly activities. Click the link to view daily activities.

Spring Break Staycation

Location:Frontiers of Flight Museum
Address:6911 Lemmon Ave. Dallas, TX 75209 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9 - 13

March 9: Scavenger Hunt – Kids from 6-12 can get neat prizes while walking through aerospace history in our “Spring Flight Scavenger Hunt”

March 10 & March 12: Flight Simulator Laboratory (10:30am – 3:30pm) – try your skills at any one of several different types of aircraft with our PC based flight stations

& more daily events. Click the link for details.



Fort Worth - Spring Break Events

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Children’s Opera Theater Spring Break Special Performances

Location:Scott Theatre, inside the Fort Worth Community Arts Centet
Address:1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9 & 10 @ 11am & 2pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$5/each

Experience Age Old Fairytales with a Musical Twist! Join us for the cutest Spring Break shows in Fort Worth as Fort Worth Opera’s Children's Opera Theatre brings classic fairy tales to life in two days of dazzling performances. Featuring bright sets and costumes, whimsical staging, and recognizable melodies, Children's Opera Theatre helps expose children to the magic of opera in an accessible and engaging way. Sung in English, each performance runs approximately 40 minutes long and includes a special Q&A session with the singers and the chance to take pictures with them immediately after the show.

Tickets are just $5 a piece, and with the donation of a canned good for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, families can get a free ticket to a subsequent performance.

Cowtown Goes Green

Location:Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Address:130 East Exchange Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76164  Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 14 @ 12pm - 4:30pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:FREE

The city’s largest and most family friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  Free activities for kids including pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, games and contests with Radio Disney, live music, gunfights, and our own special Western/Irish themed Cowtown Goes Green parade follows the 4pm cattle drive and is a green culmination of local businesses, horseback riding clubs, radio stations and more traveling down Exchange Avenue.

Fort Worth Zoo Safari Shuttle

Address:The Safari Shuttle’s route is from the ITC at 1001 Jones Street in downtown Fort Worth to Colonial Parkway, just a short walk from the Zoo’s main entrance
Date/Hours:March 7 - March 15 - every 30 minutes from 9:30am - 6pm
Cost:Round-trip cost: Use any Regional Day or Monthly Pass, the T/TRE 1 Zone, Local Passes (Day or Monthl

Safari Shuttle to the Fort Worth Zoo-The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. Shuttle leaves on the hour and 1/2 hour.

ITC To ZOO - 9:30am, 1st trip
ZOO To ITC - 10:00am, 1st trip
Every 30 minutes until
ITC To ZOO - 5:30pm, last trip
ZOO To ITC - 6:00pm, last trip

Half Price Wednesdays at the Zoo

Location:Fort Worth Zoo
Address:1989 Colonial Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76110-6640 Click for Google Map
Ages:All Ages
Cost:WEDNESDAYS HALF PRICE! REGULAR PRICES: $12/Adults; $9/Kids 3-11; 2 & under - Free

Every Wednesday year round is half price so join us at the zoo!

IMAX: Movies

Location:Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Omni Theatre
Address:1600 Gendy St. Fort Worth, TX 76107 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:see website for dates, pricing and details

Choose from: Dolphins, Thrill Ride, Born to be Wild, Tornado Alley, Journey to the South Pacific, Madagascar and our newest one, "What's up Doc?"

Kimbell Art Museum Free Spring Break Art Extravaganza

Location:Kimbell Art Museum
Address:3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107-2792 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 10 - 13: Tues–Thurs @ 10am–3pm; Fri @ 12pm–4pm.
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free; Admission is required to enter the special exhibition

SPRING BREAK ART EXTRAVAGANZA: Celebrate vacation time at the Kimbell!
DROP IN for family time and free activities inspired by masterpieces on view. CREATE original artworks with clay, watercolors, and more.  CONNECT with new friends and old favorites during family tours. Tues–Thurs @ 10am–3pm; Fri @ 12pm–4pm.

Music in the Air

Location:Log Cabin Village
Address:2100 Log Cabin Village Lane Fort Worth, TX 76109 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 14 @ 1pm - 4pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Regular Admission + $3

It’s time for spring at the Village!  No music store...no problem!  Come join our band of merrymakers at this special family event as we create an orchestra from found materials, with instructions on how to make your own at home!  We’ll also feature photos and recordings of historic instruments, as well as live music from Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band.  Cost is regular Village admission plus a $3 fee if you wish to make an instrument to take home.

Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show

Location:Cowtown Coliseum
Address:121 E. Exchange Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76164 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 - 13 @ 2:30pm & 4:30pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

The show features trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, cowboy songs and an entertaining look at history. Wholesome entertainment for the entire family full of animals, spectacular performers with ropes, bullwhips, pistols and even a singing cowboy!  Showtimes are 2:30pm and 4:30pm.

Spring Break Activities @ Ft Worth Nature Center & Preserve

Location:Ft Worth Nature Center & Preserve
Address:9601 Fossil Ridge Road Fort Worth, TX 76131  Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9 - 13, 2015
Ages:All ages

We're having lots of activities for the week of spring break and the week-ends too! Join us for: Mon: Hike; Tues: Bison Feeding Hayride; Wed: Canoe Fest; Thurs: National Guard; Fri: Hike.  Click the link for details & pricing.

Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Location:Stockyards Station
Address:131 E. Exchange Avenue Ft Worth, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9 - 12 @ 10am - 4pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

Come celebrate Spring Break at the Fort Worth Stockyards - The Cowboy Way!  
Activities Include: Daily Cattle Drives at 11:30am & 4:00pm; Pony Rides; Petting Zoo; Stage Coach & Carriage Rides; Walking Tours; Kiddy Train Rides and
Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp starting at 1:30pm *Monday and Wednesday Only*

What's Up Doc?

Location:Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Address:1600 Gendy St. Fort Worth, TX 76107 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:runs thru April 26

What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - We have some amazing programs running with the exhibit. Historians, animators, actors, computer scientists and Studio staff will guide you as we glean insights into animation and how Chuck Jones forever changed our cultural landscape.



Frisco - Spring Break Events

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Main Event Entertainment Spring Break Blast

Location:Main Event
Address:9375 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034  Click for Google Map

Get their adrenaline rushing with the art of surprise in our multi-level laser tag arena, challenge them to friendly competition on our state of the art bowling lanes.  All You Can Play Activities -
Bowling, Billiards, Laser Tag, Glow Golf & Rock Climbing (where applicable). $15.95/Person @ 9am - 4pm; $17.95/person @ 5pm - close

Spring Break Glow Jump & Buddy Bounce

Location:Pump It Up
Address:7164 Technology Drive, Frisco
Date/Hours:March 9 - 13 Glow Jump: @ 12pm - 2pm; Buddy Bounce @ 2pm - 4pm
Ages:2 - 12 yrs old
Cost:$8/Child; Adults - free

Join us for any of our Open Jump sessions to get rid of the wiggles, spend time with your family, meet other families and make new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Glow supplies available for purchase.

Bring a friend, school mate, neighbor or sibling to our new Buddy Bounce and pay only $5/bouncer. Must be buddied up for this special rate.

Spring Break Safety Classes at Safety Town

Location:Safety Town
Address:8601 Gary Burns Drive Frisco Tx 75034 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 9- 13, 2015 @ 10am - 2pm
Ages:Elementary aged
Cost:Free

We offer a wide range of safety topics for children . Programs include a short classroom presentation, a hands-on activity and bike time in the village. We have a fleet of children's bikes, some with training wheels. Adults are required to accompany each child. 

Strikz Entertainment

Location:Strikz Spring Break Specials
Address:8789 Lebanon Rd. Frisco, TX 75034  Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Spring break week

Open at 9am all during spring break.  Come out EVERY TUESDAY and enjoy half priced activities all day long!  Take half off hourly bowling rates, arcade games, and our NEW laser tag!  The perfect way to treat the family without breaking the budget!    

Texas Legends vs Delaware

Location:Dr Pepper StarCenter
Address:2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 12 @ 7pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:$10+

The Dallas Maverick affiliate team, the Texas Legends, take Delaware



Grapevine - Spring Break Events

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Kidgits Book Blast

Location:Grapevine Mills Mall - Entry 2 near Last Call by Neiman Marcus
Address:3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy. Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 @ 2-4pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

The Simon Kidgits Club® is hosting its annual Book Blast event and inviting parents and children to bring books to life through special read-aloud sessions, giveaways and story-inspired activities. Simon is also teaming up with Better World Books to provide each child who attends the event a pre-loved book and bookmark to take home, while supplies last.

LEGO Ninjago Training Camp

Location:LEGOLAND Discovery Center @ Grapevine Mills Mall
Address:3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Starts March 6. Open Daily; Mon.-Sat. opens at 10am; Sunday opens at 11 am
Cost:$21 for guests 3 years of age and older, free for kids 2 and under

Bring the kids to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth and see if they have what it takes to join the Ninjago team and help take on the bad guys at the new LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp.

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. How fast can you make it through? There's only one way to find out!

Peanuts… Naturally

Location:The Tower Gallery in the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Headquarters
Address:636 S. Main Street, Grapevine TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:thru April 22, 2015; Mon – Fri @ 8am – 5:30pm; Sat @10am – 6:30pm; Sun @12pm – 5pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

The Peanuts Gang explores the natural world at the “Peanuts… Naturally” exhibit.  The exhibit takes a lighthearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through “Peanuts” comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors get a “Peanuts”-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s escapade. Activity stations allow children of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.  
 
Schulz, who drew the “Peanuts” comic strip for nearly 50 years, was immensely curious, an avid reader and took a keen interest in the latest research findings in a variety of fields. It is not a surprise that many of these findings and facts found their way into Schulz’s comic strip carefully interpreted through his characters’ unique, and sometimes wacky, understanding of their world. 

Spring Fling Spring Break Trains

Location:Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Address:709 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 - 15 @ 1pm
Cost:Adult tickets start at $20

Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? Hop aboard the Spring Fling with daily train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Enjoy fun and games on-board your train ride as well. 

Tales at Twilight

Location:Nash Farm
Address:626 Ball Street, Grapevine TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 14 @ 7pm-9pm
Cost:Free

Spend the evening with us. Presented by the Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers, guests will hear stories from around the world. Bring a chair and blanket and refreshments if you like. The storytellers will speak from the yard of the Nash Farmhouse. 



Hurst - Spring Break Events

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Singin in the Rain

Location:Artisan Center
Address:418 E. Pipeline Rd. Hurst, TX 76053 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:starts March 6

Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film! SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.



McKinney - Spring Break Events

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2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address:1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 14 @ 8am - 9am
Cost:Included in regular admission

These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There will be ample opportunities for participants to questions. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in the walk.

Heard Museum Spring Break Activities

Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address:1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 7 - 13

March 7 - Zip line day & Family Canoe - Try it; March 8 - Nature Investigators Club; March 10 - Animal Encounters

$2 off child (ages 3-12) general admission - March 9 - 13.

Owl Prowl Night Hike at the Heard

Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address:1 Nature Place, McKinney TX  Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 14, 2015 @ 6:30-8pm

Bring the whole family to see a live owl presentation. Then, stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails.

 If you've ever been on a hike and the sun set before you finished, you know that experiencing a trail at night can be a completely different experience from hiking during the day. Landmarks change, as can your sense of direction. Even if you've hiked a trail several times, it can feel completely unfamiliar.

 




Plano - Spring Break Events

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And Then There Were None

Location:Cox Building Playhouse
Address:1517 H Avenue Plano TX 75074 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Fri @ 8pm; Sat@ 2:30pm and 8pm; Sun @ 2:30pm thru March 22
Ages: Recommended for 12 up.
Cost:Adults $21, Students/Seniors $16, Children (14 and under) $11

by Agatha Christie  A chilling murder mystery! Ten strangers are stranded on an island. One by one they are murdered. Whodunit?  Rated: PG. Tension, murders, occasional mild curse word. Show times: 

Free Math Workshop For Kids Over Spring Break!

Location:Explore Horizons
Address:6921 Independence Parkway Suite 100 Plano, Texas 75023 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 12 @ 12pm - 1pm & 6pm - 7pm
Ages:5 - 9 yrs
Cost:Free

Explore Horizons is excited to announce our next FREE community open day on Thursday, March 12th! Explore Horizons will be running our "Money Maddness" workshop for children in grades k-3 at our center in Plano. This workshop is designed to provide a fun introduction to the concept of money. The perfect way to keep kids' minds active over the spring break. Click here to register.

Heritage Farmstead Spring Staycation

Location:Heritage Farmstead Museum
Address:1900 West 15th Street Plano, TX 75025 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 10-11th @ 10am - 2pm
Cost:$5/person; 2 & under - Free

Are you planning on staying at home for Spring Break?  From 10:00am-2:00pm visitors can enjoy a self guided tour of the property while enjoying many hands-on activities and a daily demonstration.


Mock the Movie

Location:Schimelpfenig Library
Address:5024 Custer Road Plano, TX 75023 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 11 @ 7pm
Ages:Grades 9-12
Cost:Free

The Princess Bride (PG, 98 min) Inconceivable! Enjoy all the swordplay, pirates, and true love of this movie classic in a new interactive way with MuVChat.  Send texts to the movie and watch them
appear on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks provided

Plano's Haggard Library Spring Crafts from the Past

Location:Haggard Library
Address:2501 Coit Road Plano, TX Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:March 10 @ 3-5pm
Cost:Free

 Learn how to weave, create postcards, and make spinning tops.          

Schimelpfenig Library Do Owls Poop?

Location:Schimelpfenig Library
Address:5024 Custer Road Plano, TX 75023 Click for Google Map
Date/Hours:Monday March 9 @ 3pm - 5pm
Ages:All Ages
Cost:Free

What happens to that mouse after the owl eats it? Learn about owls and their eating habits and dissect an owl pellet.