Spring Break is almost here and we’ve gathered a list of the best ideas of family fun activities to do in Dallas with the help of our friends at Visit Dallas.
1. DALLAS ARBORETUM
8525 Garland Road |
Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest returns February 27 through April 10 at the Dallas Arboretum. This year’s theme “The Artistry in Nature”, features the renowned Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors Bronze Statues exhibit, set among over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs. Weekly highlights include, Children’s Activities on Monday and Tuesdays, Guided Walking Tours. Also, check out the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the north end of the Arboretum, this 8-acre scientific children’s garden is where science and fun become one. FYI: The Great Contributors exhibit is a part of Gary Lee Price’s renowned art collection. A fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Price has been recognized worldwide for his bold work lifting and celebrating the human spirit. The life-size bronze sculptures that will be placed throughout the spring garden include Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Claude Monet, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and the Wright Brothers, many of which are on benches or in garden settings.
2. DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT
Flora & N Harwood streets |
It’s that time of year, again! On Friday, March 18 starting at 6 p.m., join the Dallas Arts District as we celebrate spring by closing streets for a block party with the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center. Grab dinner or dessert from gourmet food trucks lining the streets as you enjoy all three museums and participate in art activities, live concerts, guided museum tours, DJ’s, outdoor film screenings, and more. The Spring Block Party is a free street festival for the whole family that lasts until midnight. Note: Admission to the indoor activities at the Dallas Museum of Art is $15. All other indoor and outdoor activities are free.
3. DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER
5938 Skillman |
Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts’ Hansel and Gretel – Adapted from the Brothers Grimm with Book, Original Songs & Lyrics by B. Wolf, March 4 – April 3, 2016. You don’t always need a prince and princess for your heroes to live happily ever after. Two children in search of food for their hungry family get lost in an enchanted forest. They must depend on all their powers of imagination to save them from the crafty, mysterious old woman in the candy house and (in this less “grim” version) lead them back to the loving arms of their parents. The familiar, melodic music of Engelbert Humperdinck brings an inventive theatricality to the retelling of this beloved fairy tale adventure. HANSEL AND GRETEL brings another feast for the eyes and ears to the stage from Kathy Burks’ Master Puppeteers. Recommended for ages 4 and up. More details
4. DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS
909 1st Ave. |
Dallas Summer Musicals presents Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, March 11-27 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. STUDENT RUSH ALERT! $25 best available ticket with valid student ID, 1 hour before eligible performances at the Music Hall Box Office! Eligible performances: March 15-18 & 22-25, evenings only. One ticket per ID.
5. DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
2301 Flora Street |
A Tribute to The Beatles, March 11-13, 2016. MARTIN HERMAN conducts CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR band. From Imagine to Yesterday and Yellow Submarine, you’ll be amazed at the meticulousness of their performance. The Los Angeles Times hails concerts by the Classical Mystery Tour for their “goose bump quotient.” Tickets start at $19.
ReMix: Aaron and Bryce Dessner, March 11 & 12, 2016. Enjoy an evening with Aaron and Bryce Dessner from the rock band The National, plus free appetizers, a cocktail and chance to meet the musicians. Tickets are $19 for general admission. Information and tickets.
Celtic Fire, March 18 & 19, 2016. JEFF TYZIK conducts EILEEN IVERS Irish Fiddle. Hailed as the “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times, Grammy Award-winner Eileen Ivers and her band bring a very special St. Patrick’s Day concert to the Meyerson.
6. DALLAS ZOO
650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway |
Family Zoo Adventures – March 5. Families can explore the wonderful world of wildlife together during Family Zoo Adventure Saturday Programs! This month’s theme will focus on Amazing Amphibians and include activity stations, animal encounters, and special zoo tours that will make learning fun for young and old alike. Program on March 5 from 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Register
Wild About Art – March 12. Calling all creative animal lovers ages 5-8! Your blossoming artist will explore their creative side using a variety of materials and art techniques while being led in an animal-inspired project by a Dallas Zoo instructor. Register
Dallas Zoo Wild Adventures Spring Break Camps – March 7-11 & 14-18. This spring break, explore animal extremes at the Dallas Zoo Wild Adventures Spring Break Camps! Each single-day camp features a Zoo tour, games, crafts, and animal encounters unique to each extreme theme. Register
Nature Connects – Through April 10. Visit the Dallas Zoo to visit the newest exhibit, Nature Connects, a LEGO® brick art exhibit. built by award-winning artist Sean Kenney! Included with admission. More info
7. GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
2943 SMU Boulevard |
Step into the candidates’ shoes at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in the special exhibit, Path to the Presidency. Discover the history of presidential campaigns and elections in the United States. Deliver a speech from the teleprompter, pose for your own campaign poster, and watch clips of historic political ads and debate moments. Learn about landmark elections of the past, how technological and cultural advances are changing the way we elect our leaders, and get a glimpse of life on the campaign trail. Receive $1.00 off admission. Visit bushcenter.organd use the code SPRING BREAK when purchasing a ticket. MARCH 1 – OCTOBER 9, Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8. KLYDE WARREN PARK
2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway |
Klyde Warren Park Spring Break Events: Food Trucks in the Park every day, 11am – 3pm
March 5: Family Art Activities with Nasher Sculpture Center, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Family Experiments with the Perot Museum, 11am – 2pm
Imagination Playground, 9am – Noon
Music and Stories with KidzWorks, 11am – Noon
Capoeria with RCJ Machado Jiu Jitsu, 10am – 11am
March 15: Imagination Playground, 9am – Noon
Music and Stories with KidzWorks, 11am – Noon
Jazz on the Green Presented by Chase, 7pm – 9pm
March 18: Dallas Pets Alive! Dog Adoptions, 10am – 3pm
Dallas Children’s Theatre, 10:30am – 11:30am
Build Your City! with Dallas Center for Architecture, 11am – 4pm
Kids Live, 1pm – 2pm
Movies in the Park, 8pm
March 19: African Dance with Fihankra Dance and Fitness Studio, 11:30am – 12:30am
Poetry Under the Stars, 6pm – 8pm
9. MEDIEVAL TIMES
2021 Stemmons Freeway |
Experience The Excitement of Medieval Times this Spring Break. Kids and Students are just $29.95. A Four-course feast awaits as you watch the pageantry and thrills of an authentic medieval tournament come to life inside the walls of the King’s 11th Century Style Castle. Six armor-clad Knights of the realm compete in thrilling games on horseback as the pageant unfolds and cheers of the King’s noble guests fill the arena. Skill and strength are measured in the combat. Discover which of the Knights shall become champion. Knights Training is also available this Spring Break before all 2:00 shows March 14-18. This is a chance for kids to go down into the Arena and learn about what it takes to be a knight, chivalry, and sword fighting moves! At the conclusion of the training all children are knighted as Honorary Knights of the realm! Knights Training starts promptly at 1:00pm. Space is limited and training is available on a first come first served basis. Training is open to both boys and girls ages 5-12. Closed toe shoes are required to participate.
10. NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
2001 Flora Street |
HALF PRICE ADMISSION. Join us at the Nasher Sculpture Center during Spring Break from March 15 – 20 for half-price admission and family activities in the galleries. Admission for children 12 and under is always FREE!
‘TIL MIDNIGHT AT THE NASHER. Plus, on Friday, March 18 don’t miss the FREE ‘til Midnight at the Nasher concert and film in the garden in conjunction with the Dallas Arts District Spring Break Block Party, 6 pm – Midnight. The FREE ‘til Midnight event on March 18 features a concert with by Kirk Thurmond & The Millenials, followed by a screening of Edward Scissorhands. Guests have the opportunity to engage in social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and to view the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining for two, as well as and grab & go snacks and street tacos the night of the event. Reservations for picnic dining at ‘til Midnight on March 18 are open through Wednesday, March 16 at 5 pm. * Please note the museum is closed on Monday, March 14.
11. THE PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
2201 N. Field Street |
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is your go-to spot for endless discovery this Spring Break with an inspiring mix of daily spring science crafts, bookworm readings, science trivia, live demonstrations and drop-in activities involving making clouds, rainbows, egg dyeing, pinwheels/wind energy, marshmallows and mini kite flying. New 3D films will transport you from the depths of the prehistoric sea to the outer reaches of the universe or allow you to peer into the astonishing lives of some of Earth’s smallest animals. Plus, Discovery Days: Fossils on Saturday, March 12, will feature a variety of paleontology-themed activities, and Spring Break sleepover opportunities to “doze with the dinos” are scheduled for March 12 and March 18. The Museum will have extended hours March 5-20 until 7 p.m. for plenty of time to take in all five floors of adventure.
12. REUNION TOWER GEO-DECK
300 Reunion Blvd E \
Spring Break at Reunion Tower! Say hello to spring at the GeO-Deck! Enjoy free activities, entertainment and more with your general admission ticket purchase. Keep the fun going with our high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes and photo ops at our indoor/outdoor observation deck. Come up and put a new spin on spring!
For a complete listing of even more fun ideas, head over to http://www.visitdallas.com/springbreak/spring-break-events-and-attractions/. For all of your HVAC needs head over to www.spencerairconditioning.com or give Spencer Air Conditioning a call today at (972) 446- COOL (2665). We’ve been serving your neighbors for 56 years. Our longevity speaks for our quality.