Spring Break 2015 in Dallas Fort Worth

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Are you on the hunt for awesome things to do in the Dallas Fort Worth area for Spring Break 2015? Search no more!

I have done all of the leg work for you, and I’ve pulled together a list of things to do here in North Texas. Spring Break is around the corner, so pin this to your favorite Pinterest board so you don’t lose it!

2015 Spring Break Activities for Kids Dallas Fort Worth


Dallas Area Spring Break 2015 Activities:

Here are five things you want to add to your list if you’re spending Spring Break in Dallas.


1) Dallas Zoo- they have a has Spring Camp for kids that is running from March 9th-13th. You can get all of the details here.


Each day of the camp is a different focus and theme: one day the kids will learn about plants, one day they will focus on animal communities, another day discovering creatures in your own backyard as well as animals of South America and more!



Want to know what I love about the Dallas Zoo?

  • 106 acres large- tons of track to cover
  • open 7 days a week (annual family passes are super reasonably priced- even for large families like ours)
  • two of my favorite things about this zoo: they have a children’s zoo area dedicated to kids and a Nature Exchange store where kids can bring in pieces of nature they have found and barter and use them to buy other things in the store
  • and we love feeding the giraffes here


2) Klyde Warren Park- oh how I love this park! This is over a five acre park in Downtown Dallas built over Woodall Rogers Freeway. Coolest park on the planet! Every day there are acticities- there is no cost to get into the park. My boys love the playground area which is like no other playground they have ever played on before. And there are water sprinklers that come on when the weather is nice. Super cool and fun! We also love the food trucks that come to the park too. Easy to make it an all day event on a budget! Here is a list of things to do at Klyde Warren Park.

klyde warren park

The park is having their Spring Fling Day, Saturday, March 14 is our Spring Fling from 12 – 5 pm.  They will have everything you love about the beach without the sand! They are  featuring five different beach destinations – Coney Island, Venice Beach, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and South Beach. We’ll have activities like fun Caribbean music and games, a pirate ship obstacle course, airbrush tattoos, a caricature artist, lei making, and their very own mini boardwalk with carnival games, vintage arcade games, and mini golf. Learn more here


critter camp

3)  SPCA of Texas Spring Break Camp March 9th -11th  from 9a-3p for children between the ages of 8-11. There are two locations Dallas and McKinney. Give your young animal-lover the chance to spend three fantastic days learning about and interacting with their shelter animals, and enjoy exciting activities with other  campers.


4) George W Bush Presidential Center– super cool and educational! This library center is located over near SMU this is a family field trip you will LOVE and is perfect for Spring Break week!


What I love about this museum is it allows you to experience the complex decision making environment of the Presidency including:

  • defending freedom the immediate days following the 9/11 attacks including news footage and actual pieces of history on display from this time- chilling exhibit!
  • life in the White House with a life size replica of the Oval Office, which you can sit at his desk (with the red phone) and take pictures! <<— super cool!
  • the history of Bush’s life from the time he and Laura married, the twins being born, his governor races and terms to presidential, etc…. all covered
  • 70 million pages of paper record keeping including files from White House Staff Members, letters and correspondence from military families after the 9/11 attacks
  • interactive technology area: board room set up where you vote with your peers about global issues and other presidential topics

There are over 43,000 artifacts about history in one place! For the history buff family or the family just wanting to have an education outing!


5) Perot Museum another super awesome place to take the kids.


Right now they have the Sherlock Holmes exhibit (as well as TONS of other exhibits and attractions).


THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (now through May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this extremely hands-on forensic experience, visitors will learn first-hand how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, revolutionized forensic science and remain relevant in modern-day crime investigations. Guests will venture to Baker Street to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods and investigative tools employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition (presented in English and Spanish) also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, and film and television props and costumes.

  • Daily activities from Saturday, March 7 – Friday, March 13
    Free with general admission

o   10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Science on the Spot (Level 4 – T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall) 
Enjoy live demonstrations inspired by nature and science. There’s always something new to learn!

o   11 a.m. – Bookworm Reading Time (Level 3 – Earth Lounge)
Sponsored by Primrose Schools
Engage with Museum educators through science and spring-related children’s stories.

o   11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 3 – 5 p.m. – Drop-in Experiments at the Activity Station (Level 2 – Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall)
Want to experiment with exciting science topics like DNA, liquid nitrogen or circuits? Join us as we explore science with our daily rotating experiments.

o   12:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri only)  Portable Universe (Auditorium – Lower Level)
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin
Journey through the solar system and beyond in an immersive planetarium experience.
Free with general admission. Tickets available outside the Lower Level Auditorium. Quantities limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.

o   2 p.m. – Science Trivia at the Activity Station (Level 2 – Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall)
Do you know America’s famous scientists or how big the universe is? Share awesome knowledge and science know-how during a fun game of trivia.



  • Monday, March 9

o   Story Time Under The Stars (10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. in the Forum, Lower Level)
Although the city lights can wash the brilliance of the night sky, children ages 4-6 and their adult companions can experience children’s literature and a brief tutorial on the moon, stars and constellations, all under a shining starry sky in the Perot Museum’s popular Portable Universe planetariumsponsored by Lockheed Martin. Free with admission, but space limited to 12 children and 12 adults per program. (Reservations required; sign up online, or walk-ups accepted as space allows). Story Time Under the Stars is sponsored by Primrose Schools.

  • Saturday, March 14

o   Discovery Days – Jr. Detectives (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
It’s elementary! Celebrate the new traveling exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, through a day filled with mystery and science. Solve a Museum-wide mystery, discover spy technology, try chromatography and use deductive reasoning to solve a case. Discovery Days are presented by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds.


  • Sunday, March 15

o   10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Science on the Spot (Level 4 – T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall)


o   11 a.m.  – Bookworm Reading Time (Level 3 – Earth Lounge)

o   11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Drop-in Experiments at the Activity Station (Level 2 – Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall)

o   2 p.m. – Science Trivia at the Activity Station (Level 2 – Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation all)


Now let’s head over to the Fort Worth area.

Fort Worth 


1) Fort Worth Zoo

Spring break at the Fort Worth Zoo is March 7 through March 15. Wednesday, March 11 is half-price admission

The T is offering its Safari Shuttle for transportation from the T’s downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Zoo, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from March 7 through March 15



Spring Break Camp is for first through sixth grade students. Activities include crafts, games, animal presentations and a daily trip into the Zoo!

Can’t-miss exhibits:

Red kangaroos

Two female red kangaroos joined the Zoo’s “mob” (a group of kangaroos) last fall, bringing the total collection to four. The largest of all kangaroos, the red kangaroo can stand as much as 6 feet tall and has the ability to leap 30 feet or more when moving at increased speeds. Nina and Claire moved here in October and can be spotted exploring their exhibit in the Australian Outback.



Check out the fuzziest additions to the Fort Worth Zoo. Two black-necked swan cygnets hatched in February and can be spotted catching a ride on their parents’ backs. The cygnets’ light gray plumage will turn white by the time they are 2 years old and they will develop distinctive black feathers on their neck and a bright red knob on top of their bill. As the fastest of all swan species, they will fly at speeds of up to 50 mph once fully grown.


Reticulated giraffe

Dilly, the Zoo’s tallest baby was born this January standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 132 pounds. Her birth marks a third generation of giraffes currently at the Zoo – Kala is mother to Tatu and Corrie, and Corrie is mother to Dilly (Kala is now grandmother to Dilly and Tatu is Dilly’s aunt). Look for the unique heart-shaped marking on her neck as she explores her exhibit with the rest of the giraffe herd in the African Savannahexhibit.


And of course, come see how Belle and Bowie have grown!


2) Main Event has five locations in the metroplex. Fort Worth, Lewisville, Grapevine, Plano and Frisco


The Spring Break Fun Passes start March 1st- April 8th. The pass includes mini golf, gravity ropes, rocks climbing, bowling, laser tag and billiards!


spring brak main event


Kids do need to be accompanied with a parent. Get all the details here.


3) Artisan Theater in Hurst is showing The Wizard of Oz over Spring Break! 


Based on the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, this beloved musical features classic songs such as “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”


Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.
wizard of oz

There are morning, afternoon and evening performances throughout the week of Spring Break and the prices are very affordable.


Phone: 817-284-1200

Artisan Center Theater

444 E Pipeline Rd

Hurst, TX 76053






Brand new for Spring Break you can Test Your Ninja Skills In The Laser Maze. 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!This is a very interactive attraction where kids will stretch and work their way through lasers abd get their Ninja move on. This training camp is included in your  general admission to Legoland Discovery Center. Want an even bigger deal? Buy the combo to also hop over and see the Sea Life Aquarium.

Check out our segment on Good Morning Texas about these Spring Break activities!

  More Spring Break Activities:

dallas fort worth spring break 2015

Many local libraries are hosting movie nights and reading hours. Check out the following (as well as your area library)

Also check out these other local attractions in your area to see what is scheduled for activities for kids over Spring Break:

In Dallas check out the Visit Dallas website for free things to do in your area!

Looking for free and affordable things to do at home with your kids over Spring Break? Check out my list of over 80 activities for kids over Spring Break.


80 spring break activities for kids


Traveling? Here are 10 ways to keep kids busy in the car!

activities for 2-year-olds in the car


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