Weekend Roundup: 14 Can't-Miss Family Events
End spring break on a high note with these local events.
Don’t miss even more ideas with 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 “Pete the Cat and The Itsy Bitsy Spider” by James Dean.
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 Storytime On the Go: @ the Supermarket
Check out a virtual storytime about going to the supermarket.
When: 9 a.m. Where: CALS YouTube
Wildwood Park Spring Celebration
Come to the park for a free day of fun! Bring the whole family to enjoy fishing, exploring the grounds and more.
When: Kids’ activities from 9 a.m.-noon 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: CALS Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library | 4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock Cost: Free Find more information here.
Easter Egg Hunt
Bring a basket to Jacksonville's Excell Park. Toddlers to age 10 are invited, but must arrive by 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny will make an special appearance and each set of hunter will be looking for 2,000 eggs.
When: 10-11:15 a.m. Where: Excell Park | 1500 Ray Road, Jacksonville Cost: Free Find more information here.
Still I Rise: Women’s History Month Celebration
The Arkansas Arts Council’s GetSmART! Learning Series, in partnership with the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, is sponsoring a three-part, virtual series, “Still I Rise: Women’s History Month Celebration.” The events are part of honoring Women’s History Month, and the last of them is Saturday.
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Virtual. Register here. Cost: Free Find more information here.
Spring Break at the Arkansas Skatium
Buy a spring break pass for hours of active fun at the Arkansas Skatium.
When: Mar. 22-26 | noon to close Where: Arkansas Skatium | 1311 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock Ages: 4 and up Cost: $15/event; $50/week Contact: 501-227-4333 | arkansasskatium.com
Playcation at The Wonder Place
You don’t have to go far to have an adventure at The Wonder Place. For spring break, they will be highlighting a different vacation spot (think the beach, the mountains and a theme park) with activities like custom crafts, storytimes and scavenger hunts to go along with the daily theme.
When: Mar. 23-26 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite E2, Little Rock Ages: 8 and under Cost: $8.75/person 1 and up | Second adult with a family is free Contact: 501-225-4050 | thewonderplace.com
Wild Week at the Little Rock Zoo
The Little Rock Zoo is rounding out their week of spring break fun 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 of bee-themed prizes.
When: Mar. 19-28 | Programming scheduled daily between 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Where: 1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock
Geode Cracking at Bella Vita Jewelry
Bella Vita Jewelry will have the geode cracker out and a new batch of geodes for the kiddos to crack during Spring Break. Participation is free.
When: March 25-27 | Drop by between 1 and 3 p.m. Where: 108 W. Sixth St., Little Rock.
Spring Break Kids' Camp at Painting with a Twist
Sign up for individual days or for the whole week to get discount.
When: March 25-27 | 2-2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday Where: 400 N. Bowman Road, Suite 32, Little Rock. Get tickets here.
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
Around the World by ASO
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present its next Masterworks Concert, "Around the World," virtually starting on March 27. It'll be up for two weeks. This program features music from Swiss composer Arthur Honneger, British composer Anna Clyne, and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. The virtual event will be available for a minimum donation of $10. To learn more, visit
When: Starts at 7:30 p.m. March 27. Where: Virtual. Cost: $10. Find more information here.