Looking for last minute ways to enjoy spring break? From weekday camps and activities for kids to museum exhibits and events at area attractions, destinations in and around the 109 will provide entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
Log Cabin Village
On March 17, the event, “It’s All Fun and Games,” at Log Cabin Village will include the opportunity to play with old-time toys and games and feature a performance by Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band. During the event, visitors can also help plant sunflower fort and bean tipi. The event will last from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Cost will be regular village admission plus $2 craft fee to make the toy. Log Cabin Village is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and closed Mondays.
Fort Worth Zoo
The Fort Worth Zoo will host a spring break camp for kids in grades first through sixth. Students will learn about wildlife, habitats and current conservation efforts in areas around the world. The camp will last from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on March 12-13 and March 15-16. Costs vary depending on number of days attending the camp. Current zoo members will receive a 10 percent discount. Space is limited to the first 100 people to register. For more information visit zoo website.
Fort Worth Cultural District
Amon Carter Museum of Modern Art will host Family Fun Week March 13-16. Participants will learn about American artists, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Stuart Davis and Ben Shahn. Each day will feature a different artisit, their artwork and activities. Refreshments will also be provided. The event is free and no reservations are required.
Kimbell Art Museum will celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, "The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from Clark," on March 11 from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. The event will include performances of music and dance from the nineteenth century plus oppurtunities to win prizes. The first 101 visitors will receive free admission.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will have extended hours March 10-17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum will offer half-price admission each day after 4 p.m. The museum will also host PiFest March 12-14 to celebrate the mathematical constant pi and Albert Einstein’s birthday with activities in the Innovation Studios.
March 13-16 Spring Break at The Modern will include daily gallery activities featurilng different artists from 4-4:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so visitors must check in at front desk.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will offer extended hours March 10-16 open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
Fort Worth Botanical Gardens presents, “Butterflies in the Garden,” an exhibit featuring thousands of tropical butterflies from around the world. The exhibit is open daily now through April 8. Entrance into the exhibit begins at 10 a.m. and continues every 30 minutes until 4 p.m. each day. Tickets cost $6 for children ages 6-12, $10 for ages 13-64 and $8 for seniors age 65 and older. Tickets may be bought in advance online. Any remaining time entry tickets will also be available onsite.
Spring Break Children’s Watercolors at Sid Richardson Museum will allow children ages 6 to 12 to learn water color painting techniques. Participants will also celebrate the birthday of Charles M. Russell, a cowboy artist, with birthday cake. The event will be offered March 13-15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30. Admission is $10 for materials. For more information call 817-332-6554.
Fort Worth Children’s Opera Theatre will perform "Little Red’s Most Unusual Day," an adaptation of the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" March 12 and March 16. There will be shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online.