Spring Break: 15 Central Arkansas Day Camps and Activities
Not going anywhere exotic for spring break? Don't worry, there is plenty happening right here in central Arkansas. Spring break day camps and activities in the Little Rock area keep kids entertained while school is out! Here are 15 camps, events and activities going on from March 17-25, 2018.
Spring Break at the Little Rock Zoo
Spring break fun starts on Sunday, March 18 with a big cat celebration! Then, every day following will celebrate a different type of animal, including bears, reptiles, apes and more. A complete schedule of each day's activities is available on the Zoo's website. Activities go from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Regular zoo admission applies for non-members: $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids 3 & older. For info: LittleRockZoo.com.
Arkansas Spring Break Week at Petit Jean State Park
Daily family-friendly programs, including some evening activities, are scheduled. Events include guided nature hikes, games, tours, stories, and more. Contact the park for a schedule or to inquire about lodging and camping options. March 19-23. For info: (501) 727-5441, PetitJeanStatePark.com. FREE!
Arkansas Spring Break Week at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
Bring your family to an Arkansas State Park this spring break week to make life-long memories and connections to these special places. Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park will offer various Native American and archeology programming throughout the week from March 20-24. For info: (501) 961-9442, ArkansasStateParks.com/ToltecMounds.
Downtown Nature Break at Central Arkansas Nature Center
Discover nature downtown with fun spring break activities:
- Tuesday, March 20: 11 a.m.-noon: nature craft survival bracelets.; 1-2:30 p.m.: outdoor fort building; 2:30-3:30 p.m.: archery.
- Wednesday, March 21: 9:30-11 a.m.: cane pole fishing; 10 a.m.: wild tale storytime; 1-2 p.m.: backyard bass casting game; 2 p.m.: fish feeding; 2:30 p.m.: fish print art.
- Thursday, March 22: 11 a.m.: camo hike along the river trail; 1 p.m.: makin’ tracks - make-n-take activity; 1-2 p.m.: be a junior biologist activities.
- Friday, March 23: 11 a.m.: wetland wildlife hike; noon: turtle talk; 1 p.m.: snakeskin bookmarks; 2 p.m.: alligator feeding.
- Saturday, March 24: 11 a.m.: nird nature craft; noon: build a GIANT nest; 1 p.m. owl science.
For info: (501) 907-0636, CentralArkansasNatureCenter.com. FREE!
Junior Naturalist Camp at Wildwood Park for the Arts
Enrich and enliven your child’s spring break during a day camp led by Central Arkansas Master Naturalists. Campers ages 7-12 will enjoy a week hiking Wildwood’s winding trails, playing outdoor games, and learning about lake ecology, trees, reptiles and insects native to Arkansas. $180 for full week, or $45 per day. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19-23. For info: WildwoodPark.org.
Mini Day Camp at Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Spend a spring break day at the park! Activities include nature programs and a guided trail hike. Advanced payment and registration is required. Camp is for children ages 7-10. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21. $15. For info: (501) 868-5806, ArkansasStateParks.com/PinnacleMountain.
'Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook' Spring Break Matinees at Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre
The Children's Theatre presents special matinee performances for families all week long during spring break! Spend the afternoon with one of your very favorite book characters — Junie B. Jones herself — as she learns about finders keepers, losers weepers. $12.50 General ticket price, $10 for Arkansas Arts Center members, $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. Spring Break Matinees at 2 p.m March. 20-23. For info: (501) 372-4000, ArkArts.com.
Spring Break at the Clinton Presidential Center
In conjunction with "Louder Than Words - Rock, Power, and Politics," students will have the opportunity to rock! Bring your children to be a part of a musical experience and learn how to jam like the pros. Additional exhibit-related activities will be announced. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 19-23. Spring break activities are free; admission fees to tour the Center still apply: $10, seniors ages 62 and up $8, children ages 6-17 $6, children under 6 free. For info: ClintonFoundation.org.
Spring Break 2018 at Historic Arkansas Museum
Explore this downtown Little Rock museum’s historic grounds, a remnant of Little Rock’s oldest neighborhood. You'll encounter Living History performances, pioneer cooking and demonstrations! The schedule for the week is:
- Monday: A Day in the Life
- Tuesday: Fun & Games
- Wednesday: Cowboy Day
- Thursday: Not Just For Dinner: Explore Alternative Uses to Early Foodstuffs
- Friday: Coming and Going: How They Got Here/Where They Went
10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19-23. Admission to the historic grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for students. For info: HistoricArkansas.org.
Spring Break at Museum of Discovery
Meet and greet with characters at the Museum of Discovery! Buddy the Dinosaur from PBS' "Dinosaur Train" will be there March 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Super Why and Wonder Red from PBS' "Super Why" will be there 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 20. Free with regular museum admission: $10, children ages 12 and younger and seniors ages 60 and older $8. For info: (501) 396-7050, MuseumofDiscovery.org.
Spring Break Week at Heifer Village
Everyone can be a farmer! The week starts with Alpacapalooza on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., where there will be food trucks, vendor, activities and fun for everyone. Then daily from March 19-23, take part in a craft and special program at the farm where kids can participate in planting and learning about how a garden grows. The center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the activities start at 10 a.m. For info: Heifer.org. FREE!
Spring Break at Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park
The museum offers special programs and activities throughout the week focusing on the history of Arkansas. Contact the park for specific times and programs. For info: (501) 961-1409, ArkansasStateParks.com/PlantationAgricultureMuseum. FREE!
Spring Break Theatre Camp at The Rep
Join The Rep’s Education Department for an exciting week of theatre activities, design projects, music and movement explorations and bring to life stories from around the world. Discover the world of theatre in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of The Rep and take a special field trip to Heifer International to learn about their global work to end hunger and poverty. At the end of the week, students will perform an original script for family and friends in The Rep Annex Black Box Theatre. For students in grades K-6; March 19-23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $250. For info: therep.org.
Natural State Ecology Day Camps at Garvan Gardens
The Garvan Education Department offers nature-themed day camps for children ages 8-12. Each day will feature hiking, art projects, journaling, and sharing. Students will enjoy activities that explore the amazing ecology of the Natural State, while emphasizing the importance of respectful behavior and stewardship of natural resources. Lunch is not included; please call about early drop off and extended care for your child. March 20-22, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $55 per day. For info: (800) 366- 4664, GarvanGardens.org.
ACANSA Art Workshops with William F. Laman Public Library
William F. Laman Public Library partners with ACANSA for free art workshops during spring break, from March 19-23 at 2 p.m. daily. Sessions include rock painting, kids' jewelry making, card making and more. There are sessions for fourth-sixth graders and seventh-ninth graders. Space for all the workshops is limited. Please call the Argenta Branch at (501) 687-1061 or the Main Branch at (501) 758-1720 to register.
If you know of more spring break camps and activities happening in central Arkansas, email email@example.com so we can add them to our list.