Spring break staycation events throughout North Texas

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by SANDRA TURNER

WFAA

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 11:59 PM

It’s spring break week for many districts across North Texas, and area attractions are expecting big business.

Many are offering special, family-friendly events.
 

  • Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington is inviting people to do something big this spring break. It is open special hours all week to take advantage of the student holiday. It welcomed large crowds over the weekend, but expects it to get even busier Monday and Tuesday.
  • It’s Family Fun week at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Children and parents can learn about great American art for free. There’s also cookies and lemonade. It all starts Tuesday and goes through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
  • The Dallas Arboretum is hosting Mommy and Me Monday and Tiny Tot Tuesday. Admission is free for children under three.
  • How about a safari close to home? You can go on one at the zoo during the Dallas Zoo’s Spring Break Camp. That’s 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children from pre-K to fifth grade.
  • The Fort Worth Zoo also is celebrating spring break, baby! It is inviting people to come check out all the new arrivals, from mountain lion cubs to baby swans to a rhino calf and not one, but two baby elephants. The Fort Worth Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • And if you love big cats, you might want to check out In-Sync Exotics in Wylie. The animal sanctuary is usually only open on weekends, but this week, it has special spring break hours. You can check out the lions, tigers, and other big cats Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • You can also make memories and visit animals by visiting Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose. If you arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. the week of spring break, you get a free bag of animal food for your vehicle.
  • Another great option is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Spring Break Wonders. On Monday, the Modern will be open with free admission. There’s also special exhibits with docents helping introduce great art to children.

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