Our Top FREE Spring Break 2016 “Stay-cation” Events for Fort Worth & Dallas

Planning a stay-cation for Spring Break this year? Be sure and grab the kiddos and head over to one of these FREE and fun Spring Break events happening in Fort Worth and Dallas.

Our favorite Spring Break 2016 FREE & fun events:

  • FREE Spring Break Family Fun Week at the Amon Carter
  • FREE Kimbell Museum’s Spring Break Art Extravaganza
  • FREE Spring Break Wonders at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Meet Mayor Becky Price at The First Rolling Town Hall 2016 Kickoff Event at Fairmount-Southside Historic District
  • FREE Klyde Warren Park Spring Break Events in Dallas
  • FREE Fort Worth Money Factory & Bureau of Engraving Spring Break Tours &  Special Demonstrations
  • FREE & Cheap Spring Break Hike & Nature Themed Family Events at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington

 :: FREE Spring Break Family Fun Week at the Amon Carter
Tuesday to Friday, March 15-18, 2016

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces the return of Family Fun Week, a free public program for children and their families that brings the museum’s collection to life through art exploration and art-making activities. Each day of Family Fun Week will share works of art from various parts of the United States.  Activities are designed for children ages 5–12.

Details, details
What: Go here to learn more about Amon Carter’s Family Fun Week. Reservations are not required, but you can call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful information.
When: Tuesday, March 15 to Friday, March 18 ~ 10:30AM – noon
Where: The museum is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Directions and parking details can be found by clicking here.
Cost: FREE! Entrance to this event and the Amon Carter’s permanent collection is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!


:: FREE Kimbell Museum’s Spring Break Art Extravaganza
Daily, Tuesday to Friday, March 15-18, 2016

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Celebrate vacation time at the Kimbell Museum with free ongoing art activities for all ages, interactive family tours, storybook readings, teen studios led by guest artists, and children’s films. No reservations are required, but do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Daily, Tuesday to Friday, March 15-18, 2016~ 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Click here to find the complete schedule.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Spring Break Wonders at The Modern Museum in Fort Worth
Monday to Thursday, March 14-17, 2016

Take advantage of FREE family programming at The Modern Art Museum during Spring Break with daily events for families with preschool and school-age children. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Registration is not required, but do note that you may want to arrive early as attendance is limited to 45 children per session.

Special Monday Bonus: The museum will also offer FREE admission plus kids can eat FREE at the museum’s restaurant, Cafe Modern on Monday (children under 12 can receive a FREE hot dog and bag of chips).

Details, details
What: Learn more about Spring Break Wonders at The Modern here.
When: Daily, Monday to Thursday, March 14-17, 2016
Go here for the daily event schedule.
Where: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Monday to Thursday, March 14-17, 2016

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, chuck wagon stories, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Daily, Monday to Thursday, March 14-17, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. When you see the Texas longhorns and authentic drovers, you know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


:: FREE Rolling Town Hall Kick-off & Bike Ride with Mayor Betsy Price
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Grab your bike and join Mayor Betsy Price and district council members for the kick off of 2016 Rolling Town Halls with a casual bike ride through a planned route. Expect a 45 minute easy 8-mile, no-drop, bike ride through Fairmount-Southside Historic District.  Pssst…if you don’t want to ride but want to take part in the town hall (or just meet Mayor Betsy), plan to meet at the park for a group walk starting and ending in the same location.

Details, details
What:  For information about this and other upcoming town halls with Mayor Betsy, visit Town Halls For All on the city’s website.  Go here for updates on the Rolling Town Hall kick-off event at Magnolia Green Park.
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 ~ 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Where: Plan to park in the free parking lots across from Magnolia Green Park (1200 Alston Ave) and meet with your bike, helmet and water bottle.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Klyde Warren Park Spring Break Events in Dallas
Daily Activities and Events throughout Spring Break

Head over to the new family friendly, Klyde Warren Park in the heart of Dallas for a fun day filled with hundreds of daily activities and programs!  Here are just a few of the events scheduled during Spring Break:

~ Tuesday, March 15 ~
Imagination Playground, 9:00am – Noon
Music and Stories with Kidz Works, 11:00am – Noon
Jazz on the Green Presented by Chase, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

~ Wednesday, March 18 ~
Dallas Children’s Theatre, 10:30am – 11:30am
Build Your City! Dallas Center for
Architecture Kids Creativity Event
, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Kids Live, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Movies in the Park, 8:00pm

~ Thursday, March 19 ~
African Dance with Fihankra Dance Studio, 11:30am – 12:30am

Details, details
What: To find out more about Klyde Park’s daily events, go here.
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


:: FREE Fort Worth Money Factory / Bureau of Engraving 
Spring Break Tours and Special Demonstrations

Tuesday to Friday, March 15-18, 2016

If you are looking for an interesting and free outing, put Fort Worth’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing on the list. Most people do not know that half of the nation’s paper currency is printed right here in Fort Worth and that you can tour the facility for FREE while watching billions of dollars being printed right in front of you! Spring Break week is a perfect time to visit, as they are hosting a special week of interactive demonstrations, exhibits and displays showcasing the history of currency, the intricacies of the printing process and more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about touring the Bureau of Engraving & Printing  here.  Special demonstrations are free and available to the public.  Call 817.231.4000 or 866.865.1194 for more information about the tours or demonstrations.
When: Free tours are available daily during normal operating hours. Special Spring Break demonstrations will take place March 15-18, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Where:  Bureau of Engraving & Printing ~ 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE!


:: FREE & Cheap Spring Break Hike & Nature Themed Events at
River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
Monday to Friday, March 14-18, 2016

This Spring Break, explore the nature trails surrounding River Legacy Living Science Center with a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. Hikes will depart from River Legacy Living Science Center on Monday at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. No reservations required.  Go here for a list of other daily activities taking place during Spring Break week including animal and bug explorations as well as arts & crafts activities (other activities offered for a $2 fee).

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center Spring Break events, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: March 14 to 18 (Weather permitting). Go here for daily schedule.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


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