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 18 camps, events and activities during the week of March 20-24, 2017.
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 20-24. For info: (501) 727-5441, PetitJeanStatePark.com. FREE!
Arkansas Spring Break Week at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
Enjoy various Native American and archaeology programming throughout the week including an artifact maze, Native American games and making arrowhead necklaces. March 21-24. 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 21: Find your outside! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the BB range is open and 1-3 p.m. the archery range is open (weather permitting).
- Wednesday, March 22: Have a fun day learning about fish. 9-11:30 a.m. First Catch Fishing club, 10 a.m. wild tale story time, 1-2 p.m. backyard bass casting game, 1-2 p.m. fish print art, 2 p.m. fish feeding, 3-4 p.m. bow fishing target game.
- Thursday, March 23: It's mammal mystery day! 10 a.m. camo hike on the River Trail, 11 a.m. wildlife scene investigation activity, 1 p.m. makin’ tracks program, 2 p.m. match that scat, 3 p.m. Call of the Wild program.
- Friday, March 24: Reptile Rendezvous. 10 a.m. wetland boardwalk hike, 11 a.m. all about alligators, noon turtle talk, 1 p.m. snakeskin bookmarks, 2 p.m. alligator feeding
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.-5 p.m. March 21-25. 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 22. $15. For info: (501) 868-5806, ArkansasStateParks.com/PinnacleMountain.
'Fancy Nancy the Musical' 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! Dress up in your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea, and head to the theater for the most elegant musical ever –Fancy Nancy! $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. 21-24. For info: (501) 372-4000, ArkArts.com.
School’s Out Day Camp at River City Gymnastics
Kids in grades K-6 spend their days having fun at activity stations, playing on the wooden pirate ship, practicing on the tumble track, making arts and crafts, playing sports and more. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided; BYO lunch (no nuts, please!). $40 per day. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 20-24. For info: (501) 407-8000, River-City-Gymnastics.com.
Spring Break at Clinton Presidential Center
In conjunction with Ladies and Gentlemen … The Beatles!, students will fine-tune their musical skills at the Instrumental Petting Zoo, a chance for students to see, hear, and touch musical instruments. Additional exhibit-related activities will be announced. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 20-24. 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 2016 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! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21-25. Admission to the historic grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for students. For info: HistoricArkansas.org.
Spring Break at Museum of Discovery
Characters greet visitors at the MOD: Daniel Tiger on March 21 and Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat on March 21. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 Camp at Good Earth Learning Center
Campers enjoy life on the farm at this learning center located on a family farm outside of Cabot. Children in grades K-6 will feed chickens, gather eggs, and hold baby chicks; feed lambs; prepare the earth and plant veggies for spring; tell stories; go on nature walks and look for insects, birds, and wildlife; identify trees by the leaves and more. $199 for full week. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Before and after care is availalbe for $3 an hour. March 20-24. For info: (501) 732-0321, GoodEarthLearningCenter.com.
Spring Break Playcation at The Wonder Place
Play through spring break with special crafts, story time, and scavenger hunts all week long. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20-24. $7. For info: (501) 225-4050, TheWonderPlace.com.
Spring Break Week at Heifer Village
Everyone can be a farmer! Family fun crafts and activities at Heifer Village all day during spring break week. Get out of the house and head down to Heifer Village right in downtown Little Rock. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20-24. For info: Heifer.org. FREE!
Spring Planters Youth Retreat at Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park
Kids ages 8-12 will join a museum interpreter to explore the activities of daily life on the early Arkansas Delta. Events include old timey games and toys, crafts, cotton ginning, outdoor cooking, hands-on learning, and more. Select a day to attend or sign up for a full week. Reservations required by March 13. $5 per day. March 20-24. For info: (501) 961-1409, ArkansasStateParks.com/PlantationAgricultureMuseum.
Spring Break Theatre Camp at The Rep
Students in grades K-8 can celebrate the music and artistry of the 20th Century’s most influential rock bad, The Beatles! With games and theatre activities inspired by the songs and performances of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, delve into the music that spanned several decades and genres. Campers will also receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Rep with backstage tours and meetings with professional theatre artists and designers. March 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $290. For info: therep.org.
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