Fun Things to Do During Spring Break

FREE Family Programs at the Dallas Museum of Art

Enjoy a fun-filled week of fun Spring Break activities at the Dallas Museum of Art.  Your children will live the art-making activities, family tours, story times, and gallery activities for families inspired by the current exhibitions Art and Nature in the Middle Ages and México 1900–1950.

Spring Break programs are FREE and held daily March 14–17 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Click here for more information.

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Dallas Children’s Theatre

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!

The Kathy Burks’ troupe brings to life the age-old fairy tale of a young hero’s extraordinary climb up a magical beanstalk to seek his fortune and save his family from ruin.

Along the way, Jack encounters help from the Man in the Moon, a talking hen, a kindly servant, and a few other surprising characters. When he comes face to face with a fiendish giant, Jack must use his wits to escape the colossal villain’s castle in the clouds. 

Now thru March 26, 2017
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Click here for more information.
Ask your Corporate Concierge for more fun Spring Break ideas!
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Spring Break at the Perot Museum

Perot Museum logoExtending to two weeks this year, Spring Break at the Perot Museum will come chock-full of fun and exciting science March 5-20, 2016. [Read more…]

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Giant Dinosaurs Roar into the Dallas Zoo

Zoo-logoThe biggest zoo in Texas gets even bigger this spring with the opening of the Giants of the Jurassic exhibit. There will be more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs and the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.  It runs from April 1 through Sept. 7 at the Dallas Zoo.

The Zoo’s newest attraction will be one of the most comprehensive dinosaur experiences in the country,” said Sean Greene, the Dallas Zoo’s vice president of guest experiences. “We’ve talked about this for many years at the Dallas Zoo, and now guests can experience a variety of prehistoric-themed programs that will really set Giants of the Jurassic apart from other dinosaur exhibits.”

Dinosaurs Come to Life

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live will include Tyrannosaurus rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus and baby, Orinthomimus, Amargasaurus and babysix Compsognathus, Baryonyx, Quetzalcoatlus, Dilophosaurus and baby, Parasaurolophus and its nest, Triceratops, Megalosaurus, Carnotaurus and Coelophysis. [Read more…]

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Spring Break Camp at the Museum of Nature & Science

Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 9:30am – 3:00pm
Before and after care available.

While school is out, discovery is in this Spring Break at the Museum of Nature & Science. Explore a different topic every day, try your hand at clever crafts, and expect the unexpected with amazing activities!

Monday: Dino Detectives

Grab a shovel and magnifying glass – it’s a chance for budding scientists to discover dinosaurs! Walk in the footsteps of giant dinosaurs, learn the differences between dinosaur scales and feathers and help paleontologists dig for clues!

Tuesday: ABC’s of Wizardry

Forget what you’ve learned about wizardry in books, movies and television–and learn the “magic”of science! Concoct potions, experiment with chemistry, and explore flying machines. These wizardry activities are sure to set minds in motion!

Wednesday: Crass Critters

They’re slimy, slobbery and smelly – lots of animals and insects are gross! But fun activities and investigations reveal why there’s so much more to these crass critters.

Thursday: Mysterious Mummies

Unwrap the secrets of this ancient world. There’s plenty of science behind the engineering of pyramids and mummification. And,once those ancient hieroglyphics are decoded, the Egyptian secrets will be revealed!

Friday: Camp Castaway

Dive in and discover life in the ocean. Explore ocean dwellers that live near the surface and in the mysterious deep. Hoist the sail and man the deck by building ship replicas, then learn the swashbuckling stories about famous pirates!

Monday: Paleo Primer

Get the real dirt on fossils! Explore the ice age and how DNA plays a part in identifying dinosaurs. Learn how prehistoric plants have left their mark on the world. Discover the fossils of both while learning about amazing advancements in paleontology.

Tuesday: Academy of Wizardry

Wizardry is magical myth,but there is a lot of science behind all the hocus pocus. Explore DaVinci’s flight discoveries by building flying machines. Mix potions, play mathematical games and learn to “fly” with concepts of levitation and invisibility.

Wednesday: What’s Your‘ology’?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” There are so many amazing answers to that common question, and science is a fascinating field with many career potentials. Go behind the scenes and learn your‘ology’through the exploration of zoology, biology, geology and paleontology.

Thursday: Survivor Science

School and life in general can be tough, but imagine life in the wild! Learn survival tips like map reading and compass skills, find out how to stay hydrated and build shelters.

Friday: Junkyard Science

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. See how commonly discarded items can create energy, power machines and even make music!

For more detailed program information, visit natureandscience.org! Online registration.

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