2015 Spring Break Safari Week!
Explore nature with us March 9 - 13!

Join us as we celebrate Spring Break in Garden Style! Activities are free with paid garden admission and are geared toward all ages. Remember that Tuesdays are always free (Butterfly House exhibit is regular 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.
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 encounters or interactive activities.
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!

Monarch Monday!

11 am – Birders Walk
1 pm – They Gotta Go to Mexico
2 pm – Storytime: “The Butterfly,” "Albert"
3 pm – Bird Beak Buffet
Craft #1 – Make a Mockingbird
Craft #2 – Monarch Ring
Craft #3 – Caterpillar to Butterfly

Monarch wings

Creepy Crawly Tuesday

All day: meet our North Texas Master Naturalists and Reading Partners!
11 am – Bug Hunt Walk
1 pm – Millipede Races
2 pm – Story time: "Beetle Bop," "Diary of a Fly"
3 pm – Critter Meet & Greet
Craft #1 – Egg-streme Bugs
Craft #2 – Baggy Bugs
Craft #3 – Bug Hats

Bug noculars

Wacky Water Wednesday

All day: Meet the folks at Cease the Grease!
11 am – Bubbles!
1 pm – Wandering Water Game
2 pm – Story time: "The Rain Came Down," "A Drop of Water"
3 pm – Drip & Drop’s Puppet Show
Craft #1 - Painting with Icicles
Craft #2 – Bluster the Cloud
Craft #3 – Water Table

Butterfly House

Garden in the City (Thursday)

All day: meet our Reading Partners!

11 am – Senses Walk
1 pm – Recycled Paper Making
2 pm – Storytime: "Recycle Every Day," "Our Tree Named Steve"
3 pm – Solar S'mores
Craft #1 – Bottle Terrariums -- bring your own clear, empty 20 oz or 2-liter bottle if you have one! We have a limited supply here as well.
Craft #2 – Seed Balls
Craft #3 – Compost in a Bag

Garden in the City

Fur and Fangs Friday!

11 am – Find our Furry Friends
1 pm – Snake Tail Tag
2 pm – Storytime – "Nuts to You," "Arthur's Nose"
3 pm – Meet the Snakes
Craft #1 – Swirly Snake
Craft #2 – M is for Mouse
Craft #3 – Noodle Snakes