2017 Spring Break Safari Week!
Explore nature with us March 13-17!

Is your Spring Break another week? We'll have additional special crafts and activities March 4-19.

Join us as we celebrate Spring Break in Garden Style March 13-17! Activities are free with paid garden admission and are geared toward all ages. Every Tuesday is Pay-What-You-Wish admission!

Each day of the week has a special nature theme. With 20 activities and 15 crafts throughout the week, you can keep coming back with fun new experiences all week long. Members: enjoy a special framed butterfly wings craft just for you each day!
At 11 am, enjoy nature walks or outdoor activities.
At noon, enjoy our butterfly release talk in the Butterfly House.
At 1 pm, we'll hold an active game.
At 2 pm, we'll hold two story times (one for pre-school and one for elementary aged kids).
At 3 pm, enjoy animal meet-and-greets.
Enjoy come-and-go crafts each day!

For each activity listed below, the activity starts on the hour and lasts about 30 minutes. Please make sure you arrive at the activity site a little before the hour, so you don't miss anything. Crafts are come-and-go between 11 am and 3:30 pm. If we run out of materials for a specific craft, we'll substitute it with something just as fun!

Monday is Bug Day!

11 am – Bug Safari
1 pm – Game/Activity
2 pm – Story time
3 pm – Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, Fruit Chafers
Activity – Butterfly Dress Up
Craft #1 – Monarch Ring
Craft #2 – Caterpillar to Butterfly

Monarch wings

Gardening Tuesday

All day: meet our North Texas Master Naturalists and Reading Partners!
11 am – Four Senses Garden Walk
1 pm – Recycled Paper Making
2 pm – Story time: Recycle Every Day/Empty Lot
3 pm – Critter Talk
Craft #1 – Bottle Terrariums
Craft #2 – Compost in a Bag
Activity – Nature Touch Boxes/p>

Bug noculars

Butterflies Wednesday

All day: Meet the folks at Cease the Grease!
11 am – Butterfly Lifecycle Hunt
1 pm – Wandering Water Game
2 pm – Story time: Bye, Bye Butterflies!, MSB & The Butterfly Bog Beast
3 pm – Drip & Drop’s Puppet Show
Craft #1 - Butterfly Tissue Paper Mask
Craft #2 – Paper Porthole
Activity – Water Table

Butterfly House

Reptile Thursday

11 am – Reptile Walk
1 pm – Snake Tail Tag
2 pm – Story time: Rattlesnake’s Tale/Magic School Bus gets Ants in it’s Pants
3 pm – Meet the Snakes!
Craft #1 – Swirly Snake
Craft #2 – tba
Activity – Noodle Snake

Garden in the City

Green is for Me Friday

11 am – Trash Walk (gloves and bags provided)
1 pm – Solar S'mores!
2 pm – Joseph Had an Overcoat/The EARTH Book
3 pm – Malaysian Stick Insects
Craft #1 – Leaf Man Mosaics
Craft #2 – M is for Mouse
Craft #3 – tba