Spring break fun, here we come! Welcome the new season and kickoff your kids’ break with these local ideas. 

Need more inspiration for next week? Don’t miss our spring break staycation guide


Mid-America Science Tots 

You can tune in virtually to the Mid-America Science Museum’s storytime every Thursday. This week, their educators will read “Jack's Garden” by Henry Cole to help kids learn more about how seeds grow.  

When: 11 a.m.-noon Where: Virtual | Facebook Live; In-Person | 500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs Best Ages: 5 and under Cost: Free (In-person is included with admission) Find more information here.  


CALS Fitness Friday 

Burn some energy by jamming along with the Children’s Library cardio drumming, dance time and/or book walk.

When: Time varies, check in around 3 p.m. Where: CALS Children's Library and Learning Center Facebook Live Ages: 3-18 

Paint + Storytime at the Painted Pig 

Your young artist will love Painted Pig’s Paint + Storytime. First, they’ll listen to a beloved book and then your budding creator will work on a simple project. This weekend you can sign up for an in-person or virtual class.  

In person | When: 10 a.m. Where: 5611 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock Ages: toddler-5 Cost: $16 | Pre-pay here

Virtual | When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Virtual Ages: toddler-5 Cost: $16 | Pre-pay here

CALS Friday Family Fun Night Trivia 

Movie buffs, this one’s for you. In honor of award season, CALS Family Trivia Night will cover film trivia. So pop some popcorn and get ready to play. Bonus: The winning time will score a $25 gift card. 

When: 7-8 p.m. Where: Virtual | Find Zoom information and more here Cost: Free  


Wildwood Park Spring Volunteer Day

Volunteers of all ages can come help Wildwood prep their spring beds and plant spring flowers. Email Wildwood’s volunteer coordinator for more information: sharyn@wildwoodpark.org

When: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Where: 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock

AMFA Arts on the Lawn

Each Saturday in March, AMFA puppeteers and artists will travel to parks to create engaging mini pop-up performances. These brief performances will be unique to each location as the puppeteers develop new story lines and build on reactions and ideas from the previous locations.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: 5900 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock Cost: Free Find more information here 

Museum of Discovery Free Virtual Dance Workshops

The MOD's Art Discovery series is still on, supported by Arkansas Arts Council! Kathleen Marleneanu will lead students as they explore movement through storytelling. Check out these options for Saturday fun: 

Dance with "The Cat in the Hat" 

This session will bring Dr. Seuss' classic to life with a little bit of imagination and movement. 

When: 11 a.m. Where: Virtual Event | Register here  Ages: 4-6 Cost: Free

Dance into Space! 

3-2-1...BLASTOFF to fun as this session pairs the inspirational story of “Margaret and the Moon” by Dean Robbins with a mix of dance styles.

When: noon Where: Virtual Event | Register here  Ages: 5-8 Cost: Free


HAM Spring Planting Giveaway

Your family can dig into gardening and Arkansas history with a little help from HAM. Reserve a seed kit and tomato plant for pickup this weekend. Seed kits include vegetables and flowers grown in Arkansas in the 1800s: radishes, green beans, cucumbers, dahlias, zinnias and marigolds. The tomato plants (limited number, so sign up soon!) are a variety sold by newspaper publisher William E. Woodruff in 1819.

When: 10: a.m.-4 p.m. Where: 200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock Sign up: Reserve your kits and plants here. Follow: Check out HAM’s Facebook and Instagram for related videos and posts.


Wild Week at the Little Rock Zoo 

The Little Rock Zoo is kicking off their week of spring break fun early with a full schedule of keeper chats, shows and bio fact tables this weekend. 

Bee in the Know: Families can also join the pollinator scavenger hunt virtually or in-person for their chance at bee-themed prizes.

When: Programming scheduled daily between 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Where: 1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock 

All Month

Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Gardens

Garvan Gardens's Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza will continue this weekend. This gorgeous display is definitely in our worth-the-drive category. 

When: Now-Apr. 15 Where: 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs National Park Ages: All Cost: Free - members and ages 3 & under | $15 - adults | $5 - ages 4-12 More information: 501-262-9300 | garvangardens.org 

Methodist Family Health's 12th Annual Get Up & Give Collection Drive

This project allows Little Rock families to donate personal hygiene items, clothes, shoes, school supplies, bedding, funds and other necessities to the Methodist Counseling Clinic in their community. Here are the details if you’re ready to get started:  

When: Now-4/1 Donation drop-off location: 1600 Aldersgate, Suite 100 B, Little Rock Virtual donations: website More Info: 501-906-4210 | website