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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!
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MON March 11 @ 4 - 5pm - Hands on Science - Join us for fun, interactive science experiments! Wear comfortable clothes because things might get a little messy. (ages 8 - 12 yrs)
WED March 13 @ 3pm - 4pm - Come learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, see some real live caterpillars and make some fun buggy crafts. (ages 5-8 years)
THURS March 14 @ 4-5pm - Angry Birds - Grab a bird and a launcher and get ready to knock out those piggies as you destroy each level in this live-action version of Angry Birds. (ages 6-12 years)
FRI March 15 @ 2 - 4pm - Crafternoon - Come craft your afternoon away! Make as many masterpieces as you like at this come-and-go program. (Recommended for ages 3+; caregivers must stay with children under age 9)
Family Movie Matinees:
MON 3/11 @ 1pm: : Brave
TUE 3/12 @ 1pm: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
WED 3/13 @ 1pm: Wreck-It Ralph
This is an opportunity for families to bring out their small children and enjoy the skate park free of older influences. Families will be able to enjoy the skate park as well as the Youth Center amenities (Game Room, Media Room & Computer Lab) free of charge. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent to gain entrance to the park during the event hours.
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For anyone who has ever thought, Now why can’t my house look like that?, the Great Big Texas Home Show brings all the best in education and inspiration this week-end. From the hottest stars of HGTV to achievable “do-it-yourself” ideas to the newest designs and products for inside and outside the home from more than 400 exhibitors, North Texas’ largest home and garden show rolls into town with a weekend’s worth of shopping, education and entertainment for those who want a little more out of their homes and lifestyles.
Hours: Fri @ 12-9pm; Sat @10am - 9m; Sun @10am - 5pm.
Spring Break at Six Flags
Six Flags is welcoming everyone back after a long winter. With more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions, there’s definitely something to entertain the entire family.
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.
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Hands on nature fun for the younger set, ages 4 - 10, parents must accompany children age 6 and younger.
March 13th Frank Buck's Birthday! We are celebrating with $2 admission for everyone!
LAST SAFARI TRAM LEAVES @ 3:00PM! This means that all interaction with
education animals and self-guided sections of the tour will close at
3:30. If you're coming at the end of the day, we suggest arriving by
2:30 to ensure you get everything in before the last tram leaves @ 3:00.
No one will be admitted to the ranch after 3:00pm.
Special activities are planned at Hagerman NWR for Spring Break. In addition to the opportunity to hike the five trails, picnic, observe nature, canoe or kayak, and fish, there will be a daily tram tour, March 11 – 15, at 10 am, weather permitting!
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.
Avoid the crowds and feed our exotics early. Be in line by 9:00am and receive a free bag of feed with a value of $8.00. Greet our “wild” residents during breakfast. See how playful they are early in the morning, enjoy avoiding the Spring Break crowds. So be on time, no exceptions and one bag of feed per car. Relax and enjoy our “wilds”.
Stories provide a map for the human heart. Join us for "Maps, Music and Merriment" at the 28th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival. You will hear the stories of the world, especially those of Japan and Africa. You will also explore the geography of the imagination.
Join us for a trail walk on the newly opened Bunker's Pond Trail.
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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.
Creative Exploration! Headed down to the Moody Family Children's Museum with your little one? Then come and explore creativity and science with your child in the Art Lab, located inside the Children's Museum. Hands-on projects are guided by an early childhood professional each day.
No registration is required — all you need is your ticket to the Perot Museum!
We’re ending spring break by throwing our annual Spring Break Block Party and closing down Flora and Harwood Streets. Join us for food trucks, free street music, movies and more!
Admission to the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher and Crow Collection will be FREE. Mark your calendars, it’s an event not to be missed!
Presented by: Connect a Million Minds by Time Warner Cable. Supported by: IBM, Lockheed Martin. Discovery Days engages families in learning through hands-on experiences in our galleries. Explorations can include: Creating your own experiments, Viewing live demonstrations, Enjoying performances, Creating art.
Great for kids and adults! Come listen to some of the metroplex's most interesting naturalists to speak on topics such as Insects, Fossils, Birds of Prey, Reptiles & Nature Art.
Filmed over the course of a year, Meerkats 3-D follows an extraordinary – not to mention adorable - family that stands just 12 inches tall. Discover how these tiny but strong creatures survive in the harsh desert, led by the family’s tenacious matriarch, Klinky.
The Hoglund Foundation Theater in the Perot Museum is a 298-seat theater with one of the most sophisticated digital projection and sound systems available today. It allows quick film changes with crystal-clear images and striking colors through state-of-the-art 4K digital projection.
Kathy Burks & Company spin pure gold as they bring this delightful Brothers Grimm tale to life. They'll all live happily ever after...if the miller's daughter can only remember that strange little man's name! Filled with music, special effects and suspense!
Join the family-fun entertainment event happening adjacent to Galleria’s award-winning Play Place on Level 3. Every Saturday, dozens of children and their families make time to enjoy the amazing FREE entertainment. Each week the performance is different.
Join us for a Special Spring Break FREE 'til Midnight! Concert @7 pm - The King Bucks.
The King Bucks music forges a unique alliance between traditional country, boogie, rockabilly and soul. Movie @ 9 pm - Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG).
Enjoy a fun-filled week of art-making activities, family tours, story
times, and gallery activities for families.
Click the link to see the schedule.
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.
SPEND THE WEEK WITH US — DIFFERENT EXHIBITS AND ACTIVITIES EACH DAY FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. Click the link for details.
We’re honoring the legacy of City Park, the land on which we sit. Be among the first to see our new permanent exhibit, "Cedars Stories" in Browder Springs Hall. As you explore the rest of the museum, stroll through history with activities and crafts inspired by the history of City Park. You’ll even be able to do a bit of “time mapping” local history, using maps of the neighborhood and snapshots of scenes frozen in time. Chart the changes this spot of land has seen over the last 150 years.
Texas Pinball Festival
Vendors, collectors and hobbyists from the surrounding area and beyond will be bringing parts, supplies, game room memorabilia, pinballs, slot machines, jukeboxes and video games for sale. People just like YOU will be bringing their own machines to display. Lucky winners will take home door prizes and someone will take home a new pinball machine from our annual Red Cross Raffle.
In tribute to Rory Meyers Children Adventure Garden a playhouse entitled, "The Adventures of Great Explorers" including these 6 explorers: Lewis and Clark, Captain James Cook, Hernan Cortes, Marco Polo, Admiral Byrd and Ponce de Leon, will be showcased with small replicas for children where each explorer traveled.
Family Celebrations celebrate special exhibitions and the Museum's collection with art-making in the studio, family tours, artist demonstrations, performances, sketching in the galleries, and much more! Enjoy free admission to the Chagall: Beyond Color exhibition
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Cowtown Goes Green
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.
The Safari Shuttle bus will run from Bus Bay A, adjacent to the Trinity Railway Express platform at The T’s downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), to and from the Fort Worth Zoo’s main parking lot entrance during spring break.
The Safari Shuttle will operate an express service to and from the Zoo. Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers from Dallas and the Mid-Cities may also conveniently catch the Safari Shuttle from the ITC at no extra charge.
Bring the whole family for art exploration and art-making featuring the four seasons! Join us on this week to discover works of art related to the seasons. Refreshments are provided. No reservations are required.
Every Wednesday year round is half price so join us at the zoo!
Choose from: Butterflies, Living Sea, Titanica or Tornado Alley,. It will feel like you are there!
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
It’s time for spring at the Village! Cap off your spring break by playing with old-time toys and games, plowing the field...and more!
PRING 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. ENJOY children’s films provided by the Lone Star Film Society. EXPERIMENT in clay with local artists during 3-D Teen Studios.
Any way you slice it, PiFest at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will be loads of fun! 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. Enjoy Pizza Pi at 1:59pm. Pi activities will be offered in Innovation Studios.
Spring Break Activities @ Ft Worth Nature Center & Preserve
We're having lots of activities for the week of spring break and the week-ends too! Join us for: Mon: Spring Hike; Tues & Thurs: Bison Feeding Hayride; Wed: Canoe Fest; Fri: Animal Meet and Greet.
During the weekends before and after Spring Break, we also have several scheduled programs, including “Sketching Animals,” “Budding Trees,” “The Boardwalk,” and “Canoe Fest.” Click the link for details & pricing.
Visit 13 locations across Ft Worth for self-guided tour and activities at each stop. Kids who complete at least 8 activities win a prize.
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The Heritage Center's buildings and structures will be open for public touring. This is being made possible with the generous help of volunteers from the Heritage Association of Frisco.
Wednesdays, Kids eat free. Each child gets in free per paying adult.
Tuesdays are HALF PRICE GAME DAY - make your money go further!
It might be the kids spring break, moms, but who says you can't eat free?
NO reservations necessary, must wear socks, parents must stay.
We proudly present to you, our version of the Great American Circus! We search over land and sea to bring you the best circus performers in the world today. The circus is a combination of strength & skill, beauty & mystery. With amazing lighting and sound, watch as our human and animal performers* transform you into the magical world of circus. The circus is a fun family adventure that is for everyone.
A variety of life safety courses will be offered daily at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3PM during Spring Break. Register online STARTING FEB. 18TH. Daycares use 1PM time slot only.
All Access Pass (open to 5pm or 5pm to close) everyday for $15.95. Includes unlimited bowling, laser tag, billards and a $5 game card.
Early Bird Special - (open - 2pm) - Includes unlimited bowling, laser tag, shoe rental, $5 game card, hotdog & soda - $12.95.
Cheer the Tornado Hockey Team! Corpus Christi @ Texas Tornado
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SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine invites you to come out and watch Scuba Bunny hop to the bottom of the ocean tank to hide eggs for a SEA LIFE diver to find. Kids are encouraged to help point the diver in the right direction!
Dives occur at 2 p.m. on March 13, 16, 20 and 23. Other Easter-themed activities include a special aquarium-wide scavenger hunt for real shark eggs for a chance to win four tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth, in addition to a fun Easter egg coloring activity.
Bring the family to see The Karate Kid starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. Bring in a same-day receipt from a Grapevine restaurant to receive a free small popcorn.
Join LEGOLAND Discovery Center & Bust the Boredom for “Spring Brick” featuring exciting build competitions, spring-themed builds and the first ever attraction-wide scavenger hunt. The lucky winner of the scavenger hunt will receive four LEGOLAND Discovery Center annual passes. Build competitions take place daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., with winners receiving four tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium. Additional spring-themed builds will take place outside of competitions.
We will have Spring Fling trains running with fun for the whole family! "All aboard!" Trains run daily all week long with fun and games on board.
Tales at Twilight
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.
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This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.
PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation
This Tony Award winning musical, set in New York City 1922, introduces us to young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city to search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – a time when women were beginning to enter the workforce. Based on the popular movie, this musical is a fun, energetic romp that will have you tapping and doing the Charleston all the way home.
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Completely restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the log house gives visitors to LLELA a window on everyday life in Denton County in 1870. Interested visitors of all ages are welcome to arrive at any time during the open hours and tour at their own pace. Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors through the structures and answer questions in this informal tour.
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This walk is intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and ID techniques.
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We'll have a blast playing good ol' fashioned BINGO and winning FUN prizes. Connect with your family over the value of the month and we'll send you home with a tool to elevate that value at home, too! Bring your own dinner or purchase snacks/drinks from the $1 cafe.
Registration required for all of these events. Limited to 40 families per event. Registration opens Feb 25th
March 11 @ 2pm - Spring Break Science: Do Owls Poop? – What happens to that mouse after the owl eats it? Come learn about owls and their eating habits, and dissect an owl pellet.
March 12 @ 2pm - Spring Break Science: Floaters and Flinkers – You’ve seen things float, you've seen them sink, but how on earth do they "flink?" Come experiment and find out!
March 14 @ 2pm - Spring Break Science: Ready, Aim, Fire! – Catapults and mini-rockets — how far can your creation fly? Learn about simple physics and build together.
For more spring break events at Davis & other Plano libraries, please view our Plano calendar.
re you planning on staying at home for Spring Break? Visitors can enjoy a self guided tour of the property while enjoying many hands-on activities and a daily demonstration. Registration is required to reserve a spot! call: 972-881-0140
Mar 12, 13, 14 @ 2–3pm Art Attack Camp (grades 1-5) – Learn about picture book illustrators and make original creations in their style. We'll focus on a different artist each day.
Mar 15 @ 10:30–11:30am Chalk & Bubbles – Use the parking lot to create chalk drawings and blow giant bubbles! Bubble and chalk supplies provided. SW corner of parking lot, weather permitting. (All ages)
For more spring break events at Haggard & other Plano libraries, please view our Plano calendar.
Mar 11 @ 2–3:30pm Library Legos – Get creative with lots of Legos!
Mar 12 @ 2pm Movie – Paranorman (PG, 92 min)
For more spring break events at Harrington & other Plano libraries, please view our Plano calendar.
Mar 14 @ 1pm Picnic Lunch and Movie! – Bring your lunch to enjoy while watching the movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (PG, 93 min)
For more spring break events at Parr & other Plano libraries, please view our Plano calendar.
Mar 13 @ 2–3pm Musical Petting Zoo – A musical experience featuring a musician from the Plano Symphony Orchestra followed by a “zoo” of musical instruments the audience can handle.
Mar 16 @ 3–4pm Meet the Wild Thing – Come hear the classic story Where the Wild Things Are and meet one of the Wild Things
For more spring break events at Schimelpfenig & other Plano libraries, please view our Plano calendar.