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Beating the Spring Break Blues

Mar 12, 2013 04:27PM ● Published by tina

There's no reason to be bored if you stayed home for Spring Break - the DFW area has plenty of options for family fun

By Tina Auten, Staff Writer

I’m bored, Mom.  There’s nothing to do.  Oh the joys of a spring break spent at home.  For those of you who elected to stay home for spring break this year, there's no reason to get the Spring Break Blues because there are ample family friendly activities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and we’ve put together a list of our favorites. 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science - With eleven permanent exhibits including a children’s museum, sports hall, expanding the universe and more, the recently opened Perot Museum is a treasure trove of family activities.  You won’t want to miss the Cookie Box Creation exhibit that ends on March 17.  Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and female architects have teamed up for a design contest using empty Girl Scout cookie boxes for their creations.

Dallas Blooms – Once again the Dallas Arboretum kicks off springtime with a spectacular display of flowers at this traditional floral festival.  Visitors will be able to choose from a wide variety of weekday and weekend activities along with special events such as the Cherry Blossom viewing.

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay – Referred to as the Michelangelo of his age, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the greatest sculptor of the 17th century with a career spanning nearly seven decades.  Launching the artistic age known as the Baroque, his sculptures had an unprecedented sense of drama and naturalism.  See this incredible exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Museum, Science and History – Don’t miss Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the world’s most famous shipwreck.  Regular exhibits such as the children’s museum, Energy Blast, and DinoDig are perfect for all ages.  And don’t forget the Omni Theatre with movies such as Flight of the Butterflies and The Living Sea to round out your visit.

Six Flags Over Texas – Get a lesson in Thrills 101 on some of the fastest, tallest, and craziest rides at Six Flags Spring Break.  For those who prefer their fun with less excitement, there are plenty of options available for everyone in the family.

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