Spring Break Camps and Activities in DFW

Like most moms, I’m trying to figure out how to entertain my little ones over Spring Break.

I’m not sure yet that I want to do a week long camp (although there are quite a few great ones to choose from), so I’m glad that I have the option to take my twins to a few non-camp activities too. Thought it would be helpful to put together a list of some of the camps and activities I found.

General Activities

Kimbell Art Museum – FREE Spring Break Art Extravaganza (Fort Worth)

Enjoy family time at the Kimbell Art Museum with ongoing art activities, spotlight gallery talks, films and other creativity challenges. This is a FREE program; no reservations required. All ages welcome. Tuesday, March 15 – Thursday, March 17, 10am – 3pm; Friday, March 18 from 12noon – 5pm. Schedule of Activities. Visit their website for more information.

Dallas Museum of Art – Half Price during Spring Break (Dallas)

The Dallas Museum of Art has half price admission during Spring Break. Activities for the entire family will be offered throughout the museum, including art-making activities, family tours, story times, gallery activities, and more. Tuesday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 from 11am – 5pm. This page has more information about available activities.

Texas Discovery Gardens – Spring Break Blitz (Dallas)

The Texas Discovery Gardens (Butterfly House!) is hosting discovery-themed activities Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, from 11am to 3:30pm. Enjoy fun activities, storytime, crafts, and more. Everything is included in your admission for the day ($8/adults, $6/seniors 60+, and $4/children 3-11). Visit the TDG website for detailed information.

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch – Special Spring Break Preview (Pilot Point – about 1 hour from Dallas)

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch offers tours (safari tram and self-guided) to the public on Saturdays (March through November); private tours are available year round. They will be open for a special preview during Spring Break, Tuesday, March 15 to Friday March 18, from 10am until 4pm; last tram leaves at 3pm. Saturday, March 19 kicks off their official “Open to the Public Season.” Cost: Adults $10/seniors 65+ and children 3-12yrs $8/children 2 and under FREE. Visit their website for more information and to see photos of their animals.

The Dallas Arboretum – Fairy Tale Castles

The Arboretum features 66-acres of spectacular display gardens that showcase incredible seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections. Kids will enjoy Fairy Tale Castles, a one-of-a-kind exhibit that will capture the imagination of any little prince or princess and encourage literacy through classic tales like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. The Arboretum is open daily from 9am – 5pm. Admission: adults $12/seniors 65+ $10/children 3-12 $8/children under 3 are FREE. Parking is $10. Visit their website for more information.

The Heard Museum is offering daily themed activities from Saturday, March 12 – Friday, March 18 ($2 off child admission Monday-Friday). You can also enjoy the museum’s nature trails, wildlife sanctuary, fossil digs for kids and many wildlife exhibits. Visit this page for pricing and other information.

Day Camps and Mini Sessions

Ice Skating Center at the Galleria – Spring Break Mini Skating Course (Dallas)

The Ice Skating Center at the Galleria is offering a three day ice skating mini camp at 9:30am, Tuesday, March 15 – Thursday, March 17. This is a 30 minute session; ages 3 – 12. Unlimited skating practice is available during the public session after class. Cost is $39 and includes skate rental. Visit this page for more information.

Plano Children’s Theater – Half Day Camps (Plano)

The PCT is offering half day camps Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18. Cost is $25 dollars per half day; 9am to 12noon (morning session) or 1pm – 5pm (afternoon session). Grades K – 5. Camp will include a visual arts project, theatre games and stories based on the daily theme. Students should bring a snack. Before and after care is available at an additional charge.

The Heard Museum is offering daily themed mini-camps from 9:30am – 12noon, Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18. Camps are for grades K – 6th. Cost depends on the number of camps you regiser for (the more camps, the lesser the cost for each camp). Visit this page for more information.

Foster Farm South – Single Day Equestrian Camps (Dallas)

This is a great way to introduce your kids to horse riding. At camp, students enjoy fun filled horse activities that include riding, vaulting, driving, and general horse care. Children will learn how to properly groom and tack up horses, prepare them for lessons and keep the barn area clean. Monday, March 14 – Thursday, March 17, from 10am – 2pm. Cost is $75 per day. Visit their website for more information.

Week Long Camps

Museum of Nature and Science – Discovery Camp (Dallas)

The Museum of Nature and Science is offering a week long camp: Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18, from 9:30am – 3pm. Participants will explore an exciting new topic every day, get hands-on with creative crafts, and go interactive with amazing activities. Sessions are organized by grade level. Cost is $185 for members ($210 for non-members). Before and after care is available at an additional charge. Class sizes are limited. Visit this page for more information.

Dallas Zoo – Animal Adventure Camps (Dallas)

Children in grades Pre-K through 5th grade can enjoy spending time and learning interesting facts and details about animals and their habitats at the Dallas Zoo. Classes are from 9am – 4pm , Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, and are divided into age appropriate levels. Cost is $40 a day or $200 a week for members, $43 a day or $215 a week for non-members. Before and after care is available at an additional cost. Visit this page for activity descriptions and other information. Online registration form.

Fort Worth Zoo – Day Camps (Fort Worth)

The Fort Worth Zoo’s Education Department is hosting day camps for first to sixth grade students that include crafts, games, animal presentations and a daily trip into the zoo. Dinner and snacks will be provided, but children must pack a lunch each day. Day camps are provided in two-day sessions: Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15 / Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18. Times are 8:30am – 6pm. Cost is $130 per two-day session for members and $140 per two-day session for non-members. More information about the zoo can be found on their website.

Plano Children’s Theater – Full Day Camps (Plano)

The PCT is offering a week long day camp Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18. The full day session is from 9am – 5pm; cost is $200 per week. Grades K – 5. Camp will include a visual arts project, theatre games and stories based on the daily theme. Students should bring a sack lunch and 2 snacks. Before and after care is available at an additional charge.

Top Golf – Spring Break Junior Camp (Dallas)

If your child enjoys golfing or you just want your child to try a new sport, Spring Break Junior Camp at Top Golf runs Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, from 10am – 2pm. Cost is $225 per child and includes a daily snack. Visit this page for more information.

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