Spring Break has begun for most public and private schools in and around the Fort Worth area. It's a great opportunity to catch up with your children and expose them to some of the great cultural and educational activities available in the Fort Worth area. Many local museums and organizations have special activities going on during Spring Break. Here are eight great things to do with your children during Spring Break in Fort Worth.
1. Go see the butterflies in the garden. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is currently showing off a spectacular display of exotic butterflies from all over the world in the Conservatory. This annual exhibit continues through April 4. Cost is $10 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located at 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard. Call 817-871-7686 for more information.
2. Go visit the Museum of Living Art at the Fort Worth Zoo. The newest attraction at the Fort Worth Zoo is an extraordinary herpetarium featuring crocodiles, cobras, and over 5,000 other new reptiles and amphibians for the world-class zoo. Parking is often difficult at the zoo during Spring Break, but from March 15 - March 20 the Fort Worth T will be offering a "Safari Shuttle" from the T's downtown Intermodal Transportation Center to the Zoo. The Zoo address is at 1989 Colonial Parkway. Call 817-759-7500.
3. Introduce them to opera. The Fort Worth Opera is presenting children's performances of "The Three Little PIgs" on Monday, March 15 and "The Billy Goats Gruff" on Friday, March 19. The Fort Worth Opera address is 3505 West Lancaster. Contact them at 817-731-0726.
4. Get back to nature. The Fort Worth Nature Center is offering a variety of special events and activities during Spring Break. Take the Crosstimbers Hike on Monday, meet the Animal Ambassadors on Tuesday, enjoy a relaxing Canoe Fest on Wednesday, go on a Bison Feeding Hayride on Thursday, and end with a Morning Bird Walk or a Riverbottom Hike on Friday. The Nature Center is at 9601 Fossil Ridge Road and you can call them at 817-392-7410.
5. Celebrate Sun-Earth Day at the Museum of Science and History. On Saturday, March 20, the museum will showcase the sun with demonstrations of solar cooking and solar panels. You can also learn how to view an eclipse safely. Then, if you'd like to catch a great movie, go see Avatar on the IMAX screen. The Museum is at 1600 Gendy Street, and the number is 817-255-9300.
6. Mosy on down to the Stockyards for some real Cowtown fun. On Saturday, March 13 the Fort Worth Stockyards go green with pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, a live Irish band, and the Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp. Then, on March 17, 18 and 19 the petting zoo and CowCamp return. The Fort Worth Herd will run each afternoon at 4:00 p.m. If you have to work during the day, bring the kids to the rodeo on Friday or Saturday nights. The Stockyards are at130 East Exchange Avenue.
7. Learn some leather crafting. The Lone Star Leather Crafters Guild will visit the Log Cabin Village on Saturday, March 13 and demonstrate their work and show their audience how to leave their own personal stamp on some hide. The address is 2100 Log Cabin Village lane and the phone number is 817-392-5881.
8. Go to Art Camp. The Kimbell Art Museum is offering a Spring Break Art Camp for children aged 6 - 12 from 10 a.m. - noon Tuesday through Friday. The Kimbell is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Call 817-332-8451 to register.