Spring Break Every Day

Photo courtesy of Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Most school-age kids will be out of the classroom March 13-17, which means parents are bound to hear "I'm bored" at least a few times this month. Keep the whole family entertained with these daily ideas and find dozens more on our calendar.

Monday, March 13

Everyone's heard the story of the tortoise and the hare and the Oklahoma City Zoo is bringing the tale to life for little learners. Head to the Norman Central Library (225 N. Webster, Norman) to see the race in action and to learn more about the history behind the timeless story. The event starts at 2 p.m. and is best suited for kids 12 and under. Get there early because the crowd will be limited to 300 guests. Additional presentations of The Tortoise and the Hare event will be happening throughout the week at other area libraries. 

Tuesday, March 14

It's Adventure Week at Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W. Reno) and that means daily activities are happening at the Gardens. Stop by Tuesday for a crowd favorite, the Touch-A-Truck. No matter how many times they've done it before, kids always seem enamored by getting up close and personal with enormous vehicles. The daily events will feature hands-on activities, workshops and even a scavenger hunt inside the Crystal Bridge. The event is $13 for children members, free for adult members, $18 for children non-members and $8 for adult non-members.

Wednesday, March 15

Who says the learning has to stop just because it's spring break? Stop by the Edmond Historical Society & Museum (431 S. Boulevard, Edmond) to let your kids learn a little something new about Oklahoma through fun crafts and activities. The museum will feature various stories, crafts and activities that focus on different nature themes at their spring break Making History Crafts events. Activities are offered all week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until supplies last.

Thursday, March 16

There's never been a better time to make your way to Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman) and stretch out a museum trip into an all-day affair. The museum's annual Spring Break Escape offers daily activities that are included with the cost of admission like storytelling, scavenger hunts, hands-on crafts and auditorium shows. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and their special activities are scheduled March 13-17.

Friday, March 17

Put a twist on your usual family movie date with a trip to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 N.E. 63rd St.) for a special screening of John Wayne's "The Cowboys." After watching the film, the museum staff will guide visitors on a scavenger hunt through the temporary exhibit "Hollywood and the American West" to discover more about the classic icons of Western films. Screenings are at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday and are part of the museum's entire week of special activities, all of which are provided free with admission. See our calendar on page 22 for more details.

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