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March 9 - 101 Dalmations; March 10 - The Book of Life; March 11 - Big Hero 6
Let your inner princess out!
Come craft your way into spring!
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Spring Break at Six Flags
For 16 days, we’re offering thrills and excitement for Spring Break. You’re out for the week, so there’s no better way to relax and have fun. Get a jumpstart on summer by conquering Titan and experiencing the twists and turns on the New Texas Giant. Soar with superheroes while riding SUPERMAN Tower of Power and BATMAN The Ride. The tiny spring breakers will enjoy guest’s favorites like Shock Wave and the Mini Mine Train.
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.Monday, March 9 @ 2pm - We Are Astronomers @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity
Tuesday, March 10 @ 2pm - Secret of the Cardboard Rocket @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity Wednesday, March 11 @ 2pm - Dynamic Earth @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity
Thursday, March 12 @ 2pm - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity @ 6pm - Black Holes
Friday, March 13 @ 2pm - Back to the Moon For Good @ 3:30pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity @ 6pm - Dynamic Earth
Saturday, March 14 @ 1pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket @ 2:30pm - Black Holes @ 5:30pm - Dynamic Earth @ 7pm – Pink Floyd
Sunday, March 15 @ 1:30pm - Dynamic Earth @ 3pm - Spacepark 360: Infinity
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Pack a picnic, load up the kids and head to the Refuge! Free fun for kids and families, hikes, crafts, videos and more!Our theme for the week will be Power to the Pollinators! We will be learning about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies. Each day we will have a different come-and-go craft session, nature videos, and weather permitting, guided walks and tram tours.
We are celebrating with $2 admission for everyone for Frank Buck's Birthday!
Mark Klym with Texas Parks and Wildlife presents information on hummingbird species, gardening and migration factors. Mark will also be presenting recent developments in hummingbird research. Mark is the coordinator of the Texas Hummingbird Roundup and Texas Wildscapes programs at the Texas Parks and Wildlife department. He is co-author of"Hummingbirds of Texas" by Texas A&M Press, editor of the Eye on Nature and Texas Hummernewsletters. This is a workshop you will not want to miss! RSVP Required. Please call 972-474-9100 or email email@example.com
Pack a picnic, load up the kids and head to the Refuge! Free fun for kids and families, hikes, crafts, videos and more!
Our theme for the week will be Power to the Pollinators! We will be learning about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies. Each day we will have a different come-and-go craft session, nature videos, and weather permitting, guided walks and tram tours.
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.
Holiday pricing! Click the link for details.
Everyone loves a good story. Join us for our 30th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival. You will hear stories that will bring laughter, wonder, and a deeper understanding of ourselves.
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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.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Klyde Warren Park will host special activities like family yoga, scavenger hunts, art-making, guided tours and more! We will also feature outdoor musicians sponsored by The Dallas Foundation. But that’s not all! Kids will be able to register for Dallas City of Learning at the event and earn digital badges for activities they participate in throughout the day. Launching this summer, Dallas City of Learning will give kids ages 6 to 18 the chance to discover learning opportunities throughout the city and online. Explore new interests, collect badges and earn prizes! Some of the best gourmet food trucks in town will be onsite to offer a variety of sweet and savory fare.
Wind is a powerful force for work and play. Early Texans used the wind to help settle the land, and we use the wind today in much the same way. The wind can also be an unpredictable playmate, whether you’re trying to fly a kite, propel a sailboat or move a pinwheel. Use windmills, sailboats, bubbles and kites to learn more about the wind and all that can happen when we catch the breeze.
Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, has been a tradition for 30 years, and this year's theme plays homage to the beloved state: Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans. This year's Texas-sized extravaganza features more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs along with life-size Texas themed topiaries, entertainment, food and special activities celebrating the state.
Why would James Cameron, world-renowned, award-winning filmmaker, put his very life on the line to dive alone to the deepest place on Earth? What kind of passion and drive and spirit would impel him to risk everything he has achieved to descend to the Ocean’s darkest and most unknown depths? Cameron is also a passionate ocean explorer, driven by a lifelong dream to be the first man to dive solo to the bottom of the forbidding and mysterious Mariana Trench. As deep as Mount Everest with a lesser Alp stacked on top, the Trench is the ultimate last frontier on Earth.
DEEPSEA CHALLENGE follows the dramatic story — all in eye-popping 3D —of Cameron’s personal odyssey as he undertakes an expedition of such historic proportion and personal danger that it has been compared to walking on the moon.
We expect a steady stream of science enthusiasts for spring break so get your tickets now! We're staying open late (til 7pm) all week!
Adapted for the puppet stage by B. Wolf. Back by popular demand! The musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved rabbit tale lavishly blends puppetry and live acting on the Baker Theater’s stage. Peter Rabbit’s mother warned her children not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden, lest they get baked into a pie like their father. When she leaves the burrow, curiosity gets the best of little Peter, and he visits the garden. Will he escape the fate of his father and find the way back to the safety and warmth of his home? Fall in love again with this cozy tale of everyone’s favorite naughty bunny.
A week of family-friendly fun begins March 7 with the Spring Break Kickoff Party in the Dallas Arts District, featuring special performances by Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Join us March 8 - 15 for half-price admission and family activities in the galleries. *closed March 9th
Science on the Spot @ 10:30am and 3pm; Bookworm Reading Time @ 11am; Drop-in Experiments at the Activity Station @ 11 am - 1:30pm and 3 - 5pm; Portable Universe @ 12:30 - 4:30pm Mon-Fri only; Science Trivia at the Activity Station @ 2pm & more!
Take a spin on the color wheel with an action-packed week of art-making activities, family tours, story times, and gallery explorations 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.
March 9: Scavenger Hunt – Kids from 6-12 can get neat prizes while walking through aerospace history in our “Spring Flight Scavenger Hunt”
March 10 & March 12: Flight Simulator Laboratory (10:30am – 3:30pm) – try your skills at any one of several different types of aircraft with our PC based flight stations
& more daily events. Click the link for details.
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Experience Age Old Fairytales with a Musical Twist! Join us for the cutest Spring Break shows in Fort Worth as Fort Worth Opera’s Children's Opera Theatre brings classic fairy tales to life in two days of dazzling performances. Featuring bright sets and costumes, whimsical staging, and recognizable melodies, Children's Opera Theatre helps expose children to the magic of opera in an accessible and engaging way. Sung in English, each performance runs approximately 40 minutes long and includes a special Q&A session with the singers and the chance to take pictures with them immediately after the show.
Tickets are just $5 a piece, and with the donation of a canned good for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, families can get a free ticket to a subsequent performance.
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.
Safari Shuttle to the Fort Worth Zoo-The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. Shuttle leaves on the hour and 1/2 hour.
ITC To ZOO - 9:30am, 1st trip
ZOO To ITC - 10:00am, 1st trip
Every 30 minutes until
ITC To ZOO - 5:30pm, last trip
ZOO To ITC - 6:00pm, last trip
Every Wednesday year round is half price so join us at the zoo!
Choose from: Dolphins, Thrill Ride, Born to be Wild, Tornado Alley, Journey to the South Pacific, Madagascar and our newest one, "What's up Doc?"
SPRING 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. Tues–Thurs @ 10am–3pm; Fri @ 12pm–4pm.
It’s time for spring at the Village! No music store...no problem! Come join our band of merrymakers at this special family event as we create an orchestra from found materials, with instructions on how to make your own at home! We’ll also feature photos and recordings of historic instruments, as well as live music from Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band. Cost is regular Village admission plus a $3 fee if you wish to make an instrument to take home.
The show features trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, cowboy songs and an entertaining look at history. Wholesome entertainment for the entire family full of animals, spectacular performers with ropes, bullwhips, pistols and even a singing cowboy! Showtimes are 2:30pm and 4:30pm.
We're having lots of activities for the week of spring break and the week-ends too! Join us for: Mon: Hike; Tues: Bison Feeding Hayride; Wed: Canoe Fest; Thurs: National Guard; Fri: Hike. Click the link for details & pricing.
Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards
Come celebrate Spring Break at the Fort Worth Stockyards - The Cowboy Way!
Activities Include: Daily Cattle Drives at 11:30am & 4:00pm; Pony Rides; Petting Zoo; Stage Coach & Carriage Rides; Walking Tours; Kiddy Train Rides and
Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp starting at 1:30pm *Monday and Wednesday Only*
What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - We have some amazing programs running with the exhibit. Historians, animators, actors, computer scientists and Studio staff will guide you as we glean insights into animation and how Chuck Jones forever changed our cultural landscape.
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Join us for any of our Open Jump sessions to get rid of the wiggles, spend time with your family, meet other families and make new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Glow supplies available for purchase.
Bring a friend, school mate, neighbor or sibling to our new Buddy Bounce and pay only $5/bouncer. Must be buddied up for this special rate.
We offer a wide range of safety topics for children . Programs include a short classroom presentation, a hands-on activity and bike time in the village. We have a fleet of children's bikes, some with training wheels. Adults are required to accompany each child.
The Dallas Maverick affiliate team, the Texas Legends, take Delaware
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Kidgits Book Blast
The Simon Kidgits Club® is hosting its annual Book Blast event and inviting parents and children to bring books to life through special read-aloud sessions, giveaways and story-inspired activities. Simon is also teaming up with Better World Books to provide each child who attends the event a pre-loved book and bookmark to take home, while supplies last.
Bring the kids to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth and see if they have what it takes to join the Ninjago team and help take on the bad guys at the new LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp.
The training camp brings the popular line of LEGO® Ninjago toys to life and gives visitors the chance to show off their ninja skills with interactive features. Enhance your coordination and test your reactions with ninja missions, grow your creativity by building Ninjago out of LEGO® bricks, then demonstrate your agility and skill by taking on the laser maze. How fast can you make it through? There's only one way to find out!
The Peanuts Gang explores the natural world at the “Peanuts… Naturally” exhibit. The exhibit takes a lighthearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through “Peanuts” comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors get a “Peanuts”-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s escapade. Activity stations allow children of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
Schulz, who drew the “Peanuts” comic strip for nearly 50 years, was immensely curious, an avid reader and took a keen interest in the latest research findings in a variety of fields. It is not a surprise that many of these findings and facts found their way into Schulz’s comic strip carefully interpreted through his characters’ unique, and sometimes wacky, understanding of their world.
Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? Hop aboard the Spring Fling with daily train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Enjoy fun and games on-board your train ride as well.
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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Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film! SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
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These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There will be ample opportunities for participants to questions. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in the walk.
March 7 - Zip line day & Family Canoe - Try it; March 8 - Nature Investigators Club; March 10 - Animal Encounters
$2 off child (ages 3-12) general admission - March 9 - 13.
Bring the whole family to see a live owl presentation. Then, stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails.
If you've ever been on a hike and the sun set before you finished, you know that experiencing a trail at night can be a completely different experience from hiking during the day. Landmarks change, as can your sense of direction. Even if you've hiked a trail several times, it can feel completely unfamiliar.
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by Agatha Christie A chilling murder mystery! Ten strangers are stranded on an island. One by one they are murdered. Whodunit? Rated: PG. Tension, murders, occasional mild curse word. Show times:
Explore Horizons is excited to announce our next FREE community open day on Thursday, March 12th! Explore Horizons will be running our "Money Maddness" workshop for children in grades k-3 at our center in Plano. This workshop is designed to provide a fun introduction to the concept of money. The perfect way to keep kids' minds active over the spring break. Click here to register.
Are you planning on staying at home for Spring Break? From 10:00am-2:00pm visitors can enjoy a self guided tour of the property while enjoying many hands-on activities and a daily demonstration.
The Princess Bride (PG, 98 min) Inconceivable! Enjoy all the swordplay, pirates, and true love of this movie classic in a new interactive way with MuVChat. Send texts to the movie and watch them
appear on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks provided
Learn how to weave, create postcards, and make spinning tops.
What happens to that mouse after the owl eats it? Learn about owls and their eating habits and dissect an owl pellet.