I love this time of the year when the sun shines and the trees start to blossom. I also love it because it means my birthday is just around the corner, but I digress. In my family’s busy life, Spring Break is one where we do just that – take a break and smell the roses, literally. Don’t stay in your house during your Spring Break! There are so many fun things to do in North Texas, and they don’t have to break the bank.
On Thursday, March 13, the Dallas Arboretum will host an exclusive screening of the acclaimed Disneynature documentary, “Wings of Life,” and the film’s director Louie Schwartzberg will be on hand to talk about the film and answer questions. The event will be held at 7:15 PM at Rosine Hall. Adult tickets are from $10 to the $30, student tickets are $5 and children under six are free. ENTER BELOW TO WIN TICKETS!
Other activities planned for Spring Break week include:
- Spring Festival Tea, March 10-14
A favorite during Blooms is the Spring Festival Tea held at the Restaurant DeGolyer by Gil’s Elegant Catering through April 4, 2014. Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the DeGolyer Tea Room. The price ranges from $47 to $57 per person. Reservations are required. The seated tea is for adults and children ages 13 years and older.
- Cherry Blossom Viewing, Sunday, March 16, 12:30PM–2:30PM
Located in the Pecan Grove, this Cherry Blossom viewing has become an annual tradition and the welcome of spring, with special thanks to the Japan American Society. Bring or purchase a picnic, while celebrating spring blossoms and blooms.
Dallas Zoo is offering $5 off your admission with this link (password: DCVB). Purchase and print your discount tickets to bypass the ticket lines and save money this Spring Break! Make it a fun outing for the kids by taking the DART down, eliminating the stress of traffic and parking, plus it shows your GREEN spirit as we approach St. Patrick’s Day.
Remember, Fort Worth Zoo offers half-priced Wednesdays all year-long…including this Wednesday. Come early. Pack a lunch and make sure to use the Safari Shuttle, which drops you off right at the entrance of the zoo. Fort Worth Zoo is also celebrating the new arrivals, from mountain lion cubs to baby swans to a rhino calf and not one, but two baby elephants.
Join American Girl fans as they move and twist through “Isabelle’s Dance Jam,” a special event at American Girl Dallas on Wednesday, March 12. Girls will have their moment to shine in the spotlight at this fun, interactive event inspired by Isabelle, American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year. Before the event, girls will learn the moves to “UR Your Own Star,” an original song from the upcoming movie, “Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight.” Fans will then perform the dance live for the camera with other girls at the FREE store event for a chance to appear in a dance video. The final video will debut at the Isabelle movie premieres at American Girl stores in July and online on August 1, 2014. Call 877-247-5223 to reserve your spot!
Dallas Museum of Art has FREE general admission every day and has scheduled an action-packed week of art-making activities, team gallery competitions for families, story times and tours. Enjoy these activities for FREE every day from March 11-14, 2014 during Museum hours. Nothin’ but net! Score a look at the NCAA Championship trophy on public display throughout Spring Break week only at the DMA. Stay out late at the DMA on Friday, March 14 for the Dallas Arts District Spring Break Block Party. The museum will be open from 11:00AM-9:00PM with family friendly activities.
Kimball Art Museum has ongoing studio art projects, family tours, films and other creative activities during Spring Break Art Extravaganza. For the schedule of all activities during this week, click here.