Children & Family

How to Spend Spring Break 2018 in Dallas

Whether you're hosting family for the week or coming to Dallas for a visit, here's how to stay entertained this Spring Break.

Jamina Tribbett
Posted on Mar 6, 2018



March 13-16

Get artsy at the Dallas Museum of Art for a week of time travel-themed art making, guided tours, story times and gallery activities for families, all inspired by works of art from across time and space. Admission is free.

March 13-16

Make plans to visit the Nasher Sculpture Center with the family for jam packed, fun activities all week long. Explore the beautiful gallery and peaceful gardens and learn about Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe through tours, games, stories and hands-on projects. Admission is free all week.

March 10-18

Head to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for Spring Break! Enjoy daily all-about-space activities, experiments and story times involving solar systems, sundials, space mission patches, bottle rockets and floating solar bags and more. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. through March 17 and all activities are included with general admission.



March 12 -16

Register for a single-day Wildlife Adventure Spring Break Camp at the Dallas Zoo. They'll host five days of spring break camps for kids (Pre-K through grade 5) to explore the zoo, animals and habitats through the lens of science. Learn how the zoo's veterinary staff cares for different species, analyze the anatomy of animals, explore how the zoo recreates the geology of Africa in habitat design and see the mathematical equations that go into feeding 2,000 animals every day.

March 12-16

Experience Spring Break Safari Week at Texas Discovery Gardens. There's dozens of crafts and activities, along with a special nature theme each day of the week. Enjoy nature walks, storytelling, a butterfly release and so much more!

March 10

Take the kids to Spring Fling at Klyde Warren Park for some fun in the sun. The celebration kicks-off with some 80s and 90s themed music, followed by a skateboarding half-pipe demo, break dance competition and a concert featuring Hip Hop Hooray! While you're there, be sure to take advantage of the warm weather and let the kiddos cool off in the water at the children's park or head to Imagination Playground to play with larger-than-life blocks. Pack a lunch or buy from the food trucks that are on-site daily while you enjoy a day of outdoor fun.

March 10-17

Plan a trip to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden for a Spring Break adventure the whole family will enjoy. The Rory Meyer Children's Adventure Garden and A Tasteful Place will have daily activities all week long. Also, take a stroll through the gardens as Dallas Blooms: A World of Flowers showcases more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms from all over the world.



March 14

Head to the AT&T Performing Arts Center for the Pi Day Math Festival. Learn the many ways math impacts our world through art, nature, science and more. The festival will include math-related activities by a variety of exhibitors, including the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Arboretum. Emporium Pies will also be serving samples of their pies to help celebrate. Admission is free with RSVP.

March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day for a parade and festival, beginning at Greenville Avenue and Blackwell Street. It's the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the Southwest and you won't want to miss this party.



March 10

The Dallas Observer-sponsored concert usually takes place at the end of the St. Patrick's Day parade on Greenville Avenue, but due to construction in the area, this year's concert featuring Flogging Molly been moved to Southside Ballroom in the Cedars District. The band takes the stage at 8 pm and tickets are $35.

March 15

Hear Steve Wozniak speak at the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center as a part of the #HearHere series. The co-founder of the Apple computer will share his story and how his innovation helped shape how we experience the world and each other.

March 16

See John Oates and The Good Road Band at the Kessler. Known as one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, this Rock and Roll of Famer co-wrote and recorded hit songs including "Sara Smile" and "Maneater."


Check out our complete Dallas Spring Break guide for even more things to do during your trip to Dallas! And make the most out of your Spring Break in Dallas by signing up for a chance to win a getaway package for you and your family, including a stay at the Omni Dallas, two CityPASS booklets and more.